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Prevalence of anxiety among high school male students in Al-Medina, KSA, 2020 during (COVID-19) panedemic

Abdulaziz Mohammed Badarb*1 and Khalid Saad Alghamdi1

1Joint Program of Family Medicine Postgraduate Studies, Al-Madinah, Saudi Arabia.

*Corresponding Author Email: abdulazizbadarb(at)

Abdulaziz Mohammed Badarb

Khalid Saad Alghamdi

Article Number: irjpeh.21.010  |   Pages: 74-79  |   Vol. 8 (2), March 2021   |   DOI:

 Received: November 23, 2020  Accepted: January 25, 2021  Published: February 10, 2021


According to WHO, Anxiety disorders refer to a group of psychological conditions described by feelings of anxiety and fear sensation, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic condition, phobias, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health worry in the United States. About 40 million individuals in the U.S. (18%) have an anxiety disorder. This is a Cross–sectional study conducted in Al-Medina using a Questionnaire which consisted of two sections; first section included sociodemographic data (age, educational level, family income, family educational level , economic state, number of family members and ranking), Second section: Containing Kuwait University Anxiety Scale. The data was then collected and analyzed using SPSS. Our study included 667 male high school students within Al-Medina; the majority of which were Saudis. Significant associations were found between Educational level of parents, history of chronic disease, smoking, and KUAS score. Total score recorded 32.0±11.3 and total percentage of high anxiety was 16.9%. We examined prevalence of anxiety among male high school students using KUAS, and its relation to multiple parameters including socio-demographic data, smoking, and history of chronic disease.


Anxiety disorders, adolecents, high school male students, Al-Medina, KSA

How to Cite this Article

Badarb AM Alghamdi KS(2021).Prevalence of anxiety among high school male students in Al-Medina, KSA, 2020 during (COVID-19) panedemic. Int. Res. J. Pub. Environ. Health 8 (2):74-79.

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