[Handicap among children in Saudi Arabia: prevalence, distribution, type, determinants and related factors]
AbstractWe determined the prevalence, distribution and determinants of h and icap among children in Saudi Arabia. A field survey was carried out from 1417 to 1420 AH [1997-2000 AD] of 60 630 children under 16 years selected from all regions of the country. Information was collected by questionnaire for all children and those with a h and icap, or suspected of having a h and icap, were referred for confirmatory diagnosis. Of the total sample, 3838 [6.33%] were recorded as h and icapped. The region with the highest proportion of h and icapped children was Jazan [9.90%]; Riyadh had the lowest [4.36%]. Motor disability was the commonest kind of h and icap [3.0% of the total sample], followed by learning disability [1.8%]. The highest proportion of disability was found among children with h and icapped parents, those whose mothers were older at the time of their birth and those whose mothers had not had medical care and necessary vaccination during pregnancy
Al Hazmy, M.B., Al Sweilan, B. & Al Moussa, N.B. (2004). [Handicap among children in Saudi Arabia: prevalence, distribution, type, determinants and related factors]. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119444
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 10 (4-5), 502-521, 2004
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