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Prevalence of hand eczema in an adult Swedish population and the relationship to risk occupation and smoking.
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PMID:  16159736     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Using a postal questionnaire the prevalence of hand eczema was determined in a general population of 11,798 individuals aged 20-77 years who were randomly drawn from the population records. The response rate was 78.1%. One-year prevalence of hand eczema among women varied between 1.9% and 10.8%, with the highest figure among those aged 30-39 years. The corresponding figures for men were 2.3% and 5.6%, with the highest figure among those aged 20-29 years. Lifetime prevalence varied between 5.7% and 16.7% among women and between 5.2% and 9.5% among men. Using multiple logistic regression analysis female sex (OR=1.91, 95% CI 1.47-2.47) and smoking (OR=1.35, 95% CI 1.04-1.75) were independent risk factors for reporting 1-year prevalence of hand eczema, whereas age (OR=0.99, 95% CI 0.97-0.99) was inversely related to the 1-year prevalence of hand eczema. Aggregated risk occupation or categorized occupation such as medical and nursing work, production or service were not significantly associated with 1-year prevalence of hand eczema.
Peter Montnémery; Ulf Nihlén; Claes Göran Löfdahl; Per Nyberg; Ake Svensson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta dermato-venereologica     Volume:  85     ISSN:  0001-5555     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Derm. Venereol.     Publication Date:  2005  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-09-14     Completed Date:  2006-01-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370310     Medline TA:  Acta Derm Venereol     Country:  Norway    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  429-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Community Medicine/Division of Geriatric Medicine, Lund University and Respiratory Medicine, Lund University Hospital, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Dermatitis, Occupational / epidemiology*
Eczema / epidemiology*
Hand Dermatoses / epidemiology*
Middle Aged
Smoking / adverse effects*
Sweden / epidemiology

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