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IJMDC. 2020; 4(11): 1938-1944

Awareness of adult population toward non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Authors: Alhumaidi Mazyad Alsubaie, Saeed Mahmoud Mohammad, Abdulkarim Salem Alqarni, Abdulkareem Salah Alosaimi, Mutaz Mohammed Alenizi, Sultan Daghfak Alenazi, Abdullah Hamzah Bawazir, Hassan Mohammed Alsetri, Saleh Abdulaziz Alduhayan.

ABSTRACT

Background: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a medical condition which is commonly termed as fatty liver. NAFLD can start from mild (grade 1) stage and may progress toward severe (grade 3) disease stage. This study aimed to assess the level of awareness of the adult population toward NAFLD in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and to explore the relationship between the level of awareness and different socio-demographic factors. Methodology: This cross-sectional study was conducted via an online pre-tested self-administered questionnaire on adult males and females in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from March to August 2020. A total of 400 participants were included. Results: Out of the total, 240 (60%) participants were considered as aware about NAFLD. The mean score of the participantís awareness was 26.8 Ī 9.3 out of 36 points. No significant difference was observed between nationality and level of awareness (p = 1.00). On the contrary, there were significant differences between gender, age, level of education, and occupation in relation to the level of awareness (p = 0.00). The present results showed that a higher level of awareness was associated with male gender, bachelor degree holders, and employed participants. Also, the level of awareness improved with increasing age. Conclusion: There was sufficient awareness among the adult population toward NAFLD in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Keywords:
NAFLD, Fatty liver disease, awareness, Saudi Arabia


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Awareness of adult population toward non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Authors
Alhumaidi Mazyad Alsubaie
Medical Student, College of Medicine, Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, Al-Khari, Saudi Arabia
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Saeed Mahmoud Mohammad
General Practitioner, Saudi Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Abdulkarim Salem Alqarni
Medical Intern, College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Abdulkareem Salah Alosaimi
Medical Intern, College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Mutaz Mohammed Alenizi
Medical Intern, College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Sultan Daghfak Alenazi
Medical Intern, College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Abdullah Hamzah Bawazir
Medical Intern, College of Medicine, Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, Al-Kharj, Saudi Arabia
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Hassan Mohammed Alsetri
Medical Student, College of Medicine, Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, Al-Kharj, Saudi Arabia
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Saleh Abdulaziz Alduhayan
Medical Intern, College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Alhumaidi Mazyad Alsubaie, Medical Student, Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, Al-kharj, Saudi Arabia.; h.m.94@outlook.sa

Publication history
Received 08 Oct 2020
Accepted 15 Oct 2020
Published online 23 Oct 2020
Published in print 05 Nov 2020

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Alsubaie AM, Mohammad SM, Alqarni AS, Alosaimi AS, Alenizi MM, Alenazi SD, Bawazir AH, Alsetri HM, Alduhayan SA. Awareness of adult population toward non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2020; 4(11): 1938-1944. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602163627


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Alsubaie AM, Mohammad SM, Alqarni AS, Alosaimi AS, Alenizi MM, Alenazi SD, Bawazir AH, Alsetri HM, Alduhayan SA. Awareness of adult population toward non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=9495 [Access: January 24, 2021]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602163627


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Alsubaie AM, Mohammad SM, Alqarni AS, Alosaimi AS, Alenizi MM, Alenazi SD, Bawazir AH, Alsetri HM, Alduhayan SA. Awareness of adult population toward non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2020; 4(11): 1938-1944. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602163627


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Alsubaie AM, Mohammad SM, Alqarni AS, Alosaimi AS, Alenizi MM, Alenazi SD, Bawazir AH, Alsetri HM, Alduhayan SA. Awareness of adult population toward non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2020), [cited January 24, 2021]; 4(11): 1938-1944. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602163627


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Alsubaie, A. M., Mohammad, . S. M., Alqarni, . A. S., Alosaimi, . A. S., Alenizi, . M. M., Alenazi, . S. D., Bawazir, . A. H., Alsetri, . H. M. & Alduhayan, . S. A. (2020) Awareness of adult population toward non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 4 (11), 1938-1944. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602163627


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Alsubaie, Alhumaidi Mazyad, Saeed Mahmoud Mohammad, Abdulkarim Salem Alqarni, Abdulkareem Salah Alosaimi, Mutaz Mohammed Alenizi, Sultan Daghfak Alenazi, Abdullah Hamzah Bawazir, Hassan Mohammed Alsetri, and Saleh Abdulaziz Alduhayan. 2020. Awareness of adult population toward non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (11), 1938-1944. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602163627


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Alsubaie, Alhumaidi Mazyad, Saeed Mahmoud Mohammad, Abdulkarim Salem Alqarni, Abdulkareem Salah Alosaimi, Mutaz Mohammed Alenizi, Sultan Daghfak Alenazi, Abdullah Hamzah Bawazir, Hassan Mohammed Alsetri, and Saleh Abdulaziz Alduhayan. "Awareness of adult population toward non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 1938-1944. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602163627


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Alsubaie, Alhumaidi Mazyad, Saeed Mahmoud Mohammad, Abdulkarim Salem Alqarni, Abdulkareem Salah Alosaimi, Mutaz Mohammed Alenizi, Sultan Daghfak Alenazi, Abdullah Hamzah Bawazir, Hassan Mohammed Alsetri, and Saleh Abdulaziz Alduhayan. "Awareness of adult population toward non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.11 (2020), 1938-1944. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602163627


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Alsubaie, A. M., Mohammad, . S. M., Alqarni, . A. S., Alosaimi, . A. S., Alenizi, . M. M., Alenazi, . S. D., Bawazir, . A. H., Alsetri, . H. M. & Alduhayan, . S. A. (2020) Awareness of adult population toward non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (11), 1938-1944. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602163627


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