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Prevalence of hand eczema in an adult Swedish population and the relationship to risk occupation and smoking

Montnemery, Peter LU ; Nihlén, Ulf LU ; Löfdahl, Claes-Göran LU ; Nyberg, Per LU and Svensson, Åke LU (2005) In Acta Dermato-Venereologica 85(5). p.429-432
Abstract
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... (More)
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. (Less)
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epidemiology, questionnaire study, hand eczema, smoking, high-risk occupation, risk factor
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Acta Dermato-Venereologica
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85
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429 - 432
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Medical Journals Limited
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1651-2057
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10.1080/00015550510036658
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  abstract     = {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.},
  author       = {Montnemery, Peter and Nihlén, Ulf and Löfdahl, Claes-Göran and Nyberg, Per and Svensson, Åke},
  issn         = {1651-2057},
  keyword      = {epidemiology,questionnaire study,hand eczema,smoking,high-risk occupation,risk factor},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {429--432},
  publisher    = {Medical Journals Limited},
  series       = {Acta Dermato-Venereologica},
  title        = {Prevalence of hand eczema in an adult Swedish population and the relationship to risk occupation and smoking},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00015550510036658},
  volume       = {85},
  year         = {2005},
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