Hussain S. Althumali, Ahmed M. Alserihi, Mohammed A. Al-Ghamdi, Rawan E. bin Ali gaber, Malath A. Bukhari, Hossam E. Kordi, Abdulaziz A. Kurdi, Abdulrahman S. Alshamrani.
Background: Because very little research done for the prevalence of constipation in Saudi Arabia, this study aimed to determine the prevalence of constipation among western region population in Saudi Arabia, in Jeddah and Al-Taif. Aims: To determine the prevalence of constipation, to estimate the overall prevalence of constipation among the society, and to identify risk factors of constipation. Materials and Methods: In this cross‐sectional study, 1,086 individuals were selected, for males and females in Jeddah and Al-Taif. A standardized questionnaire was used to cover the different aspects that can increase the constipation. In this study, we use SPSS to analyze the data that has been collected from the sample. Results: The prevalence of constipation among the sampled individuals is only 4.4%, whereas those whose result indicates no suffering from constipation represented 95.6%. Constipation prevalent among females is (64.35%) and among males is (35.65%). constipation is more sever among those who are between 20‐ and 35‐year old, while it reaches 0% among old people (over 51 years). Jeddah population are more likely to suffering from constipation than population in Al-Taif. In Jeddah 83.3%, whereas in Al-Taif was 16.7%. Result show that constipation is more prevalent among population who are on stress all the time , and who get dehydrated and do not carry a bottle of water , who eat fiber‐rich food once in a week ,and less in smoker .There is a significant relationship between suffering from constipation and only two variables, which are regularity of being stressed and regularity of getting dehydrated. The test value for these two variables were (0.0) in the two cases. Conclusion: The prevalence of constipation is relatively very low among population of Western region in Saudi Arabia. Keyword: Jeddah, al-Taif, constipation, cross-sectional, Saudi Arabia.