[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Ten global positioning system (GPS)–gravity profiles were conducted to provide sub-surface geometry of two sections of the
Najd Fault System (NFS) Ruwah and Ar Rika faults, six in the Afif and four in the Al Muwayh area about 500 and 650 km west
of Riyadh, respectively. GPS surveys were collected in differential GPS (DGPS) mode, allowing a large area to be covered in
limited time. DGPS is utilized for the advantages of accuracy, economy, and speed. Output DGPS location coordinates were used
in free-air and Bouguer reductions; terrain corrections were applied using a 3-arcsecond digital elevation model; finally,
isostatic and decompensative corrections were applied. Integration of the resulting decompensative isostatic residual anomalies
and aeromagnetic map has mapped the NFS very accurately. Modeling the gravity field crossing the Ruwah fault zone revealed
that it is associated with low gravity anomalies probably due to a complex of lower density crushed rocks and modeled the
geometry of the subsurface structure of Ar Rika fault as an inclined fault with reverse movement that would imply a compression
component (post-dated the shearing) parallel to the plane of the cross-section.
Arabian Journal of Geosciences 07/2008; 1(1):33-47. · 1.15 Impact Factor
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: To determine frequency of cardiovascular risk factors in Saudi and non-Saudi diabetics, we studied patients attending King Abdulaziz University Hospital for follow-up in the period January 1997 to December 2001. Cardiovascular risk factors, including hypertension, hyperlipidaemia, obesity and smoking, were studied as well as degree of blood glucose control. Of 1122 patients in the study, 48% were Saudis and 52% non-Saudis. No statistically significant difference was found for prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors between the two groups. Correlation of each of the risk factors to patient's age showed significant correlation to hypertension and smoking.
Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de santé de la Méditerranée orientale = al-Majallah al-ṣiḥḥīyah li-sharq al-mutawassiṭ 9(5-6):884-92.