Common Chronic Disease Patterns in Arabian Gulf, Saudi Arabia & YemenDr. O. P. Kapoor
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Analysis of 3000 Arab Patients Admitted to Jaslok Hospital

The reader should not get the impression that the illnesses dicussed by me are the only ones seen in the population. Arab patients like other patients from all over the world can suffer from all types of organic illnesses.
I went through the records of the Jaslok Hospital Bombay which caters to a large Arab clientele. I picked up at random 3000 Arab patients admitted by different specialists .
The following is the analysis of these patients taken from the medical records department. It can be seen that all types ofdiseases can occur in these patients. Also, in case of common diseases, the corresponding figures of Indian patients admitted are mentioned.
  1. Infective and Parasitic Diseases
  2. Neoplasm
  3. Endocrine, Nutritional & Metabolic Diseases
  4. Diseases of Blood & Blood-Forming Organs
  5. Mental Disorders
  6. Diseases of the Nervous Systems & Sense Organs
  7. Diseases of the Circulatory System
  8. Disease of the Respiratory System
  9. Diseases of the Digestive System
  10. Diseases of Genito-Urinary System
  11. Complication of Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Puerperium
  12. Diseases of the Skin & Subcutaneous Tissue
  13. Diseases of the Muscoskeleton System and Connective Tissue
  14. Congenital Anomalies
  15. Certain Causes of Perinatal Morbidity and Mortality
  16. Symptoms of Ill- Defined Conditions
  17. Accidents, Poisionings & Violence (Nature of Injury)
  18. Supplementary Classifications