Saudi Med J 2021 May;42(5):526-536
From the Princess Nora Bent Abdullah Chair for Women's Health Research (AlQuaiz, Kazi, Almeneessier, AlHabeeb, Siddiqui), Deanship of Research Chairs Program, and from the Department of Family & Community Medicine (AlQuaiz, Kazi, AlOdhayani), College of Medicine, King Saud University Medical City, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Objectives: To evaluate age and gender differences in the prevalence of chronic diseases and to calculate atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk scores in adults aged 30-75 years in Riyadh city, Saudi Arabia.
Methods: This cross-sectional, interview-based study was conducted with 2997 men and women, visiting primary health care centers in Riyadh, during the years 2015 to 2016. Serum glycosylated hemoglobin and lipid levels were measured by ion-exchange high-performance liquid chromatography and fully automated analyzer using enzymatic methods, respectively. Read More