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ACNE VULGARIS: THE PREVALENCE, SEVERITY AND THE ASSOCIATED FACTORS AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN A DISTRICT OF KURDISTAN REGION/ IRAQ
حب الشباب: معدل الانتشار والشدة والعوامل المقترنه بهما

Authors: ZEYAD S. AL-DABBAGH زياد صميم الدباغ --- SAMIM A. AL-DABBAGH صميم أحمد الدباع --- KAMIL R. F. CHALKY كامل جلكي
Journal: Duhok Medical Journal مجلة دهوك الطبية ISSN: ISSN: 20717334 (online)/ ISSN: 20717326 (Print) Year: 2016 Volume: 10 Issue: 1 Pages: 58-68
Publisher: University of Dohuk جامعة دهوك

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Background and objectives: Acne vulgaris is a common dermatological disorder among secondary school students. It is frequently complained by students in our locality without being properly studied. This study aimed to measure the prevalence and severity of acne vulgaris and factors affecting them among secondary school students in a district of Kurdistan Region, Iraq.Methods: A cross sectional design was performed. A multistage random sample of 575 secondary school students of both genders selected from 6988 students in Amedi district/ Duhok Governorate. All Students were clinically examined and interviewed for data collection regarding socio- demographic variables of age, gender, ethnicity, residence and family income. Also information was collected regarding parental history of acne, self excoriative behavior and make up use among females. Their nutritional status was measured by the body mass index. The severity of acne was assessed by using Global Acne Grading system. Data were collected and analyzed by using the statistical package for social sciences (SPSS version 22).Results: The results revealed prevalence rates of 71.7% and 87.8% by self–reporting and by clinical examination respectively. The mild, moderate and severe forms were found respectively in 90.8%, 9% and 0.2% of students diagnosed with acne vulgaris. Papules and comedones were the most prominent acne lesions. No statistically significant associations were detected between prevalence or severity of acne vulgaris and socio demographic factors of age, gender, ethnicity, residence and body mass index. Family history of acne vulgaris was significantly associated with severity (p <0.05) but not with the prevalence (p>0.5). Conclusions: The study demonstrated a high prevalence of acne vulgaris with substantial genetic role in the severity of the disease.

حب الشباب: معدل الانتشار والشدة والعوامل المقترنه بهما

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