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Epidemiology of atopic dermatitis in primary schoolchildren in Turkey

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dc.contributor.author Ergin, Ş.
dc.contributor.author Özşahin, A.
dc.contributor.author Erdoǧan, B.Ş.
dc.contributor.author Aktan, Ş.
dc.contributor.author Zencir, M.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-16T12:17:02Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-16T12:17:02Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.issn 07368046 (ISSN)
dc.identifier.uri http://acikerisim.pau.edu.tr:8080/xmlui/handle/11499/7169
dc.description.abstract The present study aimed to investigate the prevalence of atopic dermatitis in primary schoolchildren in Denizli, Turkey, and to determine the possible risk factors for atopic dermatitis in home environment. A self-administered questionnaire was handled to the parents of 2,100 children aged 7 to 15 years, from three randomized primary schools and 1,644 (78.9%) completed and returned the questionnaire. The questionnaire included the United Kingdom Working Party diagnostic criteria and asked about conditions that could affect the course of atopic dermatitis. The prevalence of atopic dermatitis and coexisting factors that may affect the course of the disease were evaluated in 1,644 children (825 girls and 819 boys). The prevalence of atopic dermatitis was detected as 4.9%. Passive smoking, heating systems either in the house or in the child's bedroom, and the number of people living in the house had no significant effect (p > 0.005). The difference in prevalence of atopic dermatitis between developed and developing countries is striking. The determination of the factors that have an influence in this issue will probably enable us to change the course and frequency of atopic dermatitis. © 2008 The Authors.
dc.language.iso English
dc.relation.isversionof 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2008.00697.x
dc.subject adolescent
dc.subject article
dc.subject atopic dermatitis
dc.subject child
dc.subject controlled study
dc.subject disease course
dc.subject female
dc.subject home environment
dc.subject human
dc.subject male
dc.subject passive smoking
dc.subject prevalence
dc.subject priority journal
dc.subject questionnaire
dc.subject risk factor
dc.subject Turkey (republic)
dc.subject Adolescent
dc.subject Asthma
dc.subject Breast Feeding
dc.subject Child
dc.subject Cross-Sectional Studies
dc.subject Dermatitis, Atopic
dc.subject Developing Countries
dc.subject Female
dc.subject Heating
dc.subject Humans
dc.subject Logistic Models
dc.subject Male
dc.subject Prevalence
dc.subject Questionnaires
dc.subject Residence Characteristics
dc.subject Rhinitis
dc.subject Risk Factors
dc.subject Smoking
dc.subject Socioeconomic Factors
dc.subject Turkey
dc.title Epidemiology of atopic dermatitis in primary schoolchildren in Turkey
dc.type Article
dc.relation.journal Pediatric Dermatology
dc.identifier.volume 25
dc.identifier.issue 3
dc.identifier.startpage 399
dc.identifier.endpage 401
dc.identifier.index Scopus


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