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Title: Prevalence of skin disorders among primary-school children in Baghdad governorate, Iraq
Authors: Khalifa, K.A.
Al Hadithi, T.S.
Al Lami, F.H.
Al Diwan, J.K.
Issue Date: 2010
Language: English
Abstract: To determine the prevalence of skin diseases among primary-school children in Baghdad, Iraq, a total of 2160 schoolchildren were randomly selected from 30 primary schools. Sociodemographic data were collected from each pupil and exposed parts of the body of each child were clinically examined. The overall prevalence of skin diseases was 40.9%. A significant association between the prevalence of skin diseases with education level of parents was demonstrated. The prevalence rates of transmissible and nontransmissible skin diseases were 8.8% and 33.7% respectively. The high prevalence rate may reflect prevailing low socioeconomic conditions
Description: 209-213
Keywords: Prevalence
Students
Schools
Educational Status
Socioeconomic Factors
Cross-Sectional Studies
Questionnaires
Subject: Skin Diseases
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117844
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/V16/02/16_2_2010_0209_0213.pdf
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