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Table 5 Self-reported Health Conditions among Respondents in Saudi Arabia and the USA

From: Psychometric validation of a Saudi Arabian version of the sf-36v2 health survey and norm data for Saudi Arabia

  Saudi Arabia
(n = 6088)
USA
(n = 4400)
Count Percentage Count Percentage
Trouble seeing 1591 26.1 533 12.1
Back problems 1098 18.0 948 21.6
Anemia 960 15.8 475 10.8
Allergies (chronic or seasonal) 932 15.3 2105 47.9
Obesity 678 11.1 782 17.8
Sleep disorders, insomnia, sleep apnea 668 11.0 438 10.0
Hypertension 624 10.2 1410 32.0
Migraine/Severe headaches 614 10.1 838 19.0
Irritable Bowel Syndrome 571 9.4 352 8.0
Ulcer or stomach disease 536 8.8 242 5.5
Diabetes 523 8.6 548 12.5
Asthma 447 7.3 415 9.4
Chronic fatigue 389 6.4 180 4.1
Gastro esophageal reflux disease 373 6.1 632 14.4
Skin conditions 312 5.1 406 9.2
Heart disease 303 5.0 527 12.0
Arthritis or chronic joint problems 297 4.9 1161 26.4
Emphysema, chronic bronchitis, COPD 247 4.1 258 5.9
Trouble hearing 181 3.0 432 9.8
Kidney disease 173 2.8 92 2.1
Cancer 119 2.0 239 5.4
Anxiety (clinical) 116 1.9 758 17.2
Depression (clinical) 111 1.8 620 14.1
Stroke 95 1.6 117 2.7
Liver disease 53 0.9 112 2.6
Limited Use of arm(s) or leg(s) 53 0.9 397 9.0