Table 2

Distribution of top 9 skin disorders (pathological groups) by demographic variables
Variable Category N Fungal infection Parasitic infestation Atrophic skin disorders Hypertrophic skin disorders Disorders of skin appendages Benign neoplasm Bacterial infection Pigmentation disorders Dermatitis and Eczema
% P value % P value % P value % P value % P value % P value % P value % P value % P value
Total 248 25.4 21.4 11.7 9.7 8.9 6.5 5.2 4.8 4.0
Age 5 – 9 yrs 6 33.3 16.7 16.7 0.097 0.0 0.529 0.0 16.7 0.262 16.7 0.543 0.0 0.738 0.0
10 – 14 yrs 42 38.1 0.032 11.9 14.3 14.3 2.4 4.8 2.4 4.8 2.4
15 – 19 yrs 60 36.7 18.3 10.0 10.0 6.7 3.3 8.3 3.3 1.7
20 – 24 yrs 70 18.7 18.6 4.3 12.9 21.4 0.005 8.6 5.7 4.3 2.9
25 – 29 yrs 40 12.5 32.5 22.5 2.5 5.0 7.5 2.5 10.0 5.0
30 – 34 yrs 11 27.3 9.1 18.2 9.1 0.0 0.0 9.1 9.1 18.2 0.061
35 – 39 yrs 8 12.5 25.0 25.0 12.5 0.0 25.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
40 yrs + 11 9.1 63.6 0.009 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.2
Sex Female 120 21.7 0.191 18.3 0.259 16.7 0.018 11.7 0.305 8.3 0.773 6.7 0.894 5.8 0.686 5.0 0.909 3.3 0.588
Male 128 28.9 24.2 7.0 7.8 9.4 6.3 4.7 4.7 4.7
Marital Status Divorced/ Widowed 4 25.0 0.964 25.0 0.720 0.0 0.639 25.0 0.575 0.0 0.333 0.0 0.735 0.0 0.713 0.0 0.867 25.0 0.026
Married 34 23.5 26.5 8.8 8.8 2.9 8.8 2.9 5.9 8.8
Single 210 25.7 20.5 12.4 9.5 10.0 6.2 5.7 4.8 2.9
Religion Christianity 244 25.4 0.985 21.7 0.293 11.5 0.404 9.0 9.0 0.529 6.6 0.596 5.3 0.635 4.9 0.649 4.1 0.679
Islam 4 25.0 0.0 24.0 50.0 0.006 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Offspring 0 172 28.5 0.234 19.2 0.215 11.6 0.311 8.7 9.9 0.698 6.4 0.54 5.8 0.635 5.2 0.752 2.3
1 – 3 62 17.7 29.0 14.5 6.5 6.5 8.1 4.8 3.2 6.5
4+ 14 21.4 14.3 0.0 35.7 0.003 7.1 0.0 0.0 7.1 14.3 0.049
Level of education None 8 12.5 12.5 0.823 0.0 25.0 0.086 0.0 0.654 12.5 0.501 25.0 0.029 0.0 0.495 12.5 0.284
Primary 170 21.2 21.8 15.3 0.032 11.2 9.4 5.3 5.3 4.1 2.9
Secondary 70 37.1 0.025 21.4 4.3 4.3 8.6 8.6 2.9 7.1 5.7
Occupation Farmer 116 18.1 24.1 0.278 11.2 0.963 13.8 10.3 0.861 4.3 0.633 7.8 0.312 4.3 0.776 4.3 0.766
None 35 20.0 17.1 14.3 14.3 0.045 8.6 8.6 5.7 2.9 2.9
Other 10 10.0 40.0 10.0 0.0 10.0 10.0 0.0 10.0 10.0
Pupil/Student 87 39.1 0.003 17.2 11.5 3.4 6.9 8.0 2.3 5.7 3.4

Bissek et al.

Bissek et al. BMC Dermatology 2012 12:7   doi:10.1186/1471-5945-12-7

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