Table 3

Prevalence of reported skin complaints within ethnic groups in the sample of Oslo for each gender separately, N = 18770

Men

Ethnic groups

SignificanceP**


Norway

Western countries

Eastern Europe

Indian Subcontinent

East Asia

Sub-Saharan Africa

Middle East/North Africa

Central and South America


N = 7020 %

N = 410 %

N = 108 %

N = 312 %

N = 138 %

N = 112 %

N = 245 %

N = 47 %


Skin complaints %

Itch

7

8

8

11

18

3

13

9

< 0.001

Dry/sore skin

6

6

6

9

18

9

15

5

< 0.001

Scaly skin

5

5

1

4

10

5

7

5

Ns

Hand rash

2

2

4

1

7

3

9

5

< 0.001

Pimples

2

2

1

3

4

3

3

5

Ns

Face rash

1

1

1

2

7

3

5

5

< 0.001

Warts

1

1

1

5

1

0

3

5

< 0.001

Sweat

4

3

10

11

10

2

14

10

< 0.001

Hair loss

3

3

7

23

11

7

25

0

< 0.001

Other skin complaints

2

2

10

6

10

5

12

9

< 0.001


Women

Ethnic groups

SignificanceP


Norway

Western countries

Eastern Europe

Indian Subcontinent

East Asia

Sub-Saharan Africa

Middle East/North Africa

Central and South America


N = 8777 %

N = 615 %

N = 151 %

N = 293 %

N = 198 %

N = 97 %

N = 161 %

N = 63 %


Skin complaints %

Itch

9

10

11

15

12

14

16

11

Ns

Dry/sore skin

6

8

10

11

9

13

10

7

< 0.001

Scaly skin

4

4

6

5

2

3

3

2

Ns

Hand rash

4

4

5

5

6

6

6

2

Ns

Pimples

4

5

6

7

8

17

9

5

< 0.001

Face rash

2

2

7

3

3

6

4

5

< 0.001

Warts

1

1

2

2

1

9

6

0

< 0.001

Sweat

4

4

16

7

2

11

16

4

< 0.001

Hair loss

3

3

14

31

14

20

29

7

< 0.001

Other skin complaints

3

3

9

3

4

6

12

0

< 0.001


** Level of significance between the ethnic groups.

Dalgard et al. BMC Dermatology 2007 7:4   doi:10.1186/1471-5945-7-4

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