To analyze morbidity patterns and rates for patients attending clinics affiliated to the Primary Health Care Department, King Faisal Military Hospital Khamis Mushayt.
All patients (n=20745) who attended the primary health care clinics (n=10) during March 1992 were the subjects of the study.
A special form was designed to collect daily data regarding age, sex, diagnosis, etc.
Diseases were classified using the international classification of diseases, 9th revision (ICD-9).
Common conditions were defined in this study as diseases occurring in frequency of =1.0% less common conditions =0.5 -<1.0% and uncommon conditions =0.1 -<0.5% of the total patients'visits.
Nineteen diseases represented the most common conditions, 10 diseases represented the less common conditions and 31 diseases represented the uncommon conditions.
Significant differences were found in the frequency of common conditions among males, females and children.
This study provided data about common and less common health problems in primary health care clinics in certain Saudi communities.
This data will provide a base for medical education and health service planning and for future comparison with other Saudi communities.
Mots-clés Pascal : Soin santé primaire, Morbidité, Fréquence, Epidémiologie, Homme, Arabie Saoudite, Asie, Analyse
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Primary health care, Morbidity, Frequency, Epidemiology, Human, Saudi Arabia, Asia, Analysis
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0326112
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 12/09/1997.