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Public Awareness of Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD) Deficiency Causes and Prevalence Factors

Journal: The Journal of Middle East and North Africa Sciences (Vol.4, No. 2)

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Page : 45-47

Keywords : Glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase; Knowledge; Attitudes.;

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Glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency is an x-linked disorder that consequently causes the hemolysis of Red Blood Cells (RBCs) if exposed or triggered by certain factors. The current study aims to measure the awareness and knowledge level of the Saudi community in Riyadh city. A random sample of 86 participants was asked to fill a pre-designed questionnaire examining the awareness and knowledge level about G6PD deficiency. Results of the study had shown that the Saudi community had a poor knowledge level about G6PD deficiency, especially in the pattern of inheritance, symptoms, and factors triggering this disorder. The study had recommended that there is an urgent need to carry out awareness campaigns to increase the Saudi community awareness level regarding G6PD deficiency.

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