Ali O. Al-Omair

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Of 215 Saudi children seen with their first febrile convulsion (FC) at the King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh, between January 1984 and December 1988, the index FC was simple for 133 children and complex for the remaining 82. History of adverse antecedent factors, particularly perinatal asphyxia, birth injuries and pre-existing neurological deficits,(More)
A cross-sectional study was carried out to determine the prevalence of iron deficiency among healthy Saudi children from birth to 15 months of age. The groups studied were: newborns, 3-4 months, 5-6 months, 7-8 months, 9-10 months and 12-15 months of age. The age groups were dictated by the vaccination schedule. Serum ferritin was measured and transferrin(More)
A survey of 4498 singleton births of Saudi infants provided information on birth height, gestational age, birth order and socioeconomic status. The average birth height for the Saudi infant was 49.8 centimeters. The study results indicated a linear relationship between birth order and birth height significant at the probability level 0.001. The relationship(More)
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