Journal article
Effects of potentially modifiable risk factors on the health of adults in the Eastern Province of KSA

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Publication Details
Author list: Mohammed T. Al-Hariri, Ahmed M. Elkilany, Shaea A. Alkahtani
Publisher: Elsevier
Publication year: 2018
Journal: Journal of Taibah University Medical Sciences
Volume number: 13
Issue number: 1
Start page: 16
End page: 21
Number of pages: 6
ISSN: 1658-3612
Web of Science ID: 000444552400003
PubMed ID: 31435298
Scopus ID: 85030567408
eISSN: 1658-3612


The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between selected major modifiable risk factors including life style habits, household income and smoking on health.


This cross-sectional study was conducted during 2015–2016 among 104 healthy men aged 38 ± 8 years. The data were collected using a self-administered questionnaire that enquired about clinical information about blood pressure and body mass indexVenous bloodsamples were taken to assess the fasting blood glucose (FBG), lipid profile, high density lipoprotein and triglyceride.


Current smoking status and consumed energy drinks were significantly positive risk factors for increased systolic blood pressure and FBG, respectively. Participants with monthly income of more than 10,000 Saudi Riyals showed significantly lower diastolic pressure than those with lower income. However, there was a significant decrease in body weight among those who consumed vegetables.


This study highlights the effect of major modifiable risk factors on health. There is a great need for improving and enhancing a healthy lifestyle behaviour.

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