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Title: Prevalence of skin disorders among male schoolchildren in Amman, Jordan
Authors: Shakkoury, W.A.
Abu Wandy, E.
Issue Date: 1999
Language: English
Abstract: The prevalence of skin disorders and their relation to age and nationality in Amman, Jordan were determined. Eight schools were selected using a simple random technique and a total of 2788 male schoolchildren were examined. The overall prevalence of skin disorders was 19.23%, with leukonychia [36.66%], naevi [12.88%] and head lice [11.01%] being the most common. Head lice were found more frequently among the Jordanian [11.6%] than non-Jordanian [8.3%] schoolchildren. School health departments must be encouraged to control associated health problems
Description: 955-959
Keywords: Age Distribution
Emigration and Immigration
Mass Screening/methods
Population Surveillance
Subject: Skin Diseases
ISSN: 1020-3397
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