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Effectiveness of using e-government platform "Absher" as a tool for noncommunicable diseases survey in Saudi Arabia 2019-2020: A cross-sectional study

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  • M. Alluhidan
  • R.F. Alsukait
  • T. Alghaith
  • R. Saber
  • A. Alamri
  • S. Al-Muhsen
  • F. Alhowaitan
  • A. Alqarni
  • C.H. Herbst
  • N. Alazemi
  • A.S. Hersi
Article number875941
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>21/09/2022
<mark>Journal</mark>Frontiers in Public Health
Number of pages8
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Background: E-government platforms provide an opportunity to use a novel data source for population health surveillance (also known as e-health). Absher is a Saudi e-government platform with 23 million authenticated users, including residents and citizens in Saudi Arabia. All Absher users were invited to participate in a web-based survey to estimate the prevalence of noncommunicable diseases and their risk factors in Saudi Arabia. Objective: To assess the potential of using an e-government platform (Absher) to administer web-based health surveys. Methods: A cross-sectional, web-based health survey was administered to Absher users between April 2019 and March 2020. The survey instrument included eight items and took

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Export Date: 20 October 2022