Original Article

IJMDC. 2021; 5(9): 1583-1589

Assessment the level of knowledge and awareness of malaria among general population in western region, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study

Authors: Salah Bakry, Sultan AL-Zahrani, Amr Almousa, Saad Albagami, Mohammed Alharbi, Waleed Alnemari, Meshari Alqurashi.

ABSTRACT

Background: Malaria is a parasitic infectious disease with global significance; it causes significant mortality and morbidity worldwide and affects all the age groups, being fatal for those under 5 years. Local knowledge and practices linked to malaria are significant for implementing culturally appropriate, sustainable, and effective interventions. The current study aimed to raise the awareness of the general population about the severity of malaria by assessing their knowledge. Methods: This study was a survey-based cross-sectional study conducted in the western region of Saudi Arabia. A structured questionnaire including questions on knowledge of malaria was administered. Results: A total of 844 participants participated in the study. The mean age of participants was 1.31 0.46; 60% were male and the highest educational level was a university degree for most of the participants (59.4%). The majority of participants were married (51.2%), while widowed participants represented the lowest response (1.4%). Moreover, the associations between the level of knowledge and participants' age, educational level, and marital status were significantly positive (p-value < 0.001), as was the relation with participants' gender (p-value, 0.019). Conclusion: Participants' age, gender, educational level, and marital status have a significant level of awareness.

Keywords:
knowledge, awareness, malaria, general population, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


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Assessment the level of knowledge and awareness of malaria among general population in western region, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study


Authors
Salah Bakry
Faculty of Medicine, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
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Sultan AL-Zahrani
Faculty of Medicine, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
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Amr Almousa
Faculty of Medicine, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
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Saad Albagami
Faculty of Medicine, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
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Mohammed Alharbi
Faculty of Medicine, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
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Waleed Alnemari
Faculty of Medicine, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
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Meshari Alqurashi
Faculty of Medicine, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
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Correspondence to:
. Salah Bakry, Faculty of Medicine, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia.; salah.m.bakry@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 29 Jun 2021
Accepted 05 Sep 2021
Published online 15 Sep 2021
Published in print 28 Sep 2021

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Bakry S, AL-Zahrani S, Almousa A, Albagami S, Alharbi M, Alnemari W, Alqurashi M. Assessment the level of knowledge and awareness of malaria among general population in western region, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study. IJMDC. 2021; 5(9): 1583-1589. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1624886321


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Bakry S, AL-Zahrani S, Almousa A, Albagami S, Alharbi M, Alnemari W, Alqurashi M. Assessment the level of knowledge and awareness of malaria among general population in western region, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=91281 [Access: December 01, 2021]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1624886321


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Bakry S, AL-Zahrani S, Almousa A, Albagami S, Alharbi M, Alnemari W, Alqurashi M. Assessment the level of knowledge and awareness of malaria among general population in western region, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study. IJMDC. 2021; 5(9): 1583-1589. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1624886321


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Bakry S, AL-Zahrani S, Almousa A, Albagami S, Alharbi M, Alnemari W, Alqurashi M. Assessment the level of knowledge and awareness of malaria among general population in western region, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study. IJMDC. (2021), [cited December 01, 2021]; 5(9): 1583-1589. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1624886321


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Bakry, S., AL-Zahrani, . S., Almousa, . A., Albagami, . S., Alharbi, . M., Alnemari, . W. & Alqurashi, . M. (2021) Assessment the level of knowledge and awareness of malaria among general population in western region, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study. IJMDC, 5 (9), 1583-1589. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1624886321


Turabian Style

Bakry, Salah, Sultan AL-Zahrani, Amr Almousa, Saad Albagami, Mohammed Alharbi, Waleed Alnemari, and Meshari Alqurashi. 2021. Assessment the level of knowledge and awareness of malaria among general population in western region, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (9), 1583-1589. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1624886321


Chicago Style

Bakry, Salah, Sultan AL-Zahrani, Amr Almousa, Saad Albagami, Mohammed Alharbi, Waleed Alnemari, and Meshari Alqurashi. "Assessment the level of knowledge and awareness of malaria among general population in western region, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5 (2021), 1583-1589. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1624886321


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Bakry, Salah, Sultan AL-Zahrani, Amr Almousa, Saad Albagami, Mohammed Alharbi, Waleed Alnemari, and Meshari Alqurashi. "Assessment the level of knowledge and awareness of malaria among general population in western region, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5.9 (2021), 1583-1589. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1624886321


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Bakry, S., AL-Zahrani, . S., Almousa, . A., Albagami, . S., Alharbi, . M., Alnemari, . W. & Alqurashi, . M. (2021) Assessment the level of knowledge and awareness of malaria among general population in western region, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (9), 1583-1589. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1624886321


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