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Adolescence is a transitional period from childhood to adulthood corresponding to 10-19 years of age. Although adolescents comprise a considerable portion of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s (KSA) population, they have received insufficient attention to their health needs. National indicators of their health status are unavailable, and hence evidence to inform decision making is missing. In response, the Adolescents Health Research Program (AHRP) in the Population Health Research Section of KAIMRC has initiated “JEELUNA®”. Researchers, scientists, physicians, coordinators and students from across the National Guard united through our program and project to improve the health of adolescents by generating, managing, and sharing data with our professional and public communities. Please check back with us frequently for regularly updated future publications, projects and other services. We hope that our website will grow into an important open data portal supporting the new and rapidly evolving fields of population health. Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. We look forward to seeing you at many of our events and hearing from you to explore potential collaborations.


JEELUNA® is a national school-based study that was carried out in all 13 regions of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with an aim to identify the health needs, health risk behaviors, and health status of adolescents in the Kingdom. Through a multistage cluster random sampling technique, intermediate and secondary school students from all over the country were invited to participate. Over 12,000 adolescents participated in the study. Data were collected by means of a self-administered questionnaire addressing health risk behaviors and health status, clinical anthropometric measurements, and laboratory investigations.

  1. Family Relationship
  2. School & Education
  3. Dietary Behaviors
  4. Physical Activities & Sedentary Activities
  5. Traffic Safety
  6. Sleep