Prevalence of Allergic Rhinitis Among Students of University of Hail, Saudi Arabia | Abstract

International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS)
ISSN: 2319-5886 Indexed in: ESCI (Thomson Reuters)


Prevalence of Allergic Rhinitis Among Students of University of Hail, Saudi Arabia

Author(s):Abdullah D Alotaibi, Mohammad Salem Alshammari, Abdullah Ahmed Alkhalaf, Hamoud Khalid Alshaya, Turki Ahmed Alghassab, Saleh Abdulrahman Alrusayni and Hussain Gadelkarim Ahmed

Background: Allergic rhinitis (AR) is a disease with a high global disease burden. There is an inadequate data on the epidemiology of allergic disorders in Saudi Arabia. Objective: The aim of the present study was to assess the prevalence of AR and identify risk factors among University of Hail students, Northern Saudi Arabia. Methodology: This is a cross-sectional survey conducted in Hail University, Northern Saudi Arabia, which included 1578 participants, to assess the epidemiology of AR, and its possible risk factors. Results: The overall prevalence of AR was 51% and the prevalence of AR for males was 55%, hence, the prevalence among females was 42%. Moreover, the prevalence of rhino conjunctivitis in this study was 21%. Conclusion: AR is prevalent among Hail University students with relatively higher risk in males. More research is required for identifying the most frequent environmental and occupation allergies for better future control.

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