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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 50  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 208-211

Prevalence of skin diseases in hamedan , Iran in 2002

1 Department of Dermatology ,Hamedan University of Medical Sciences, India
2 Department of Biostatistics, Hamedan University of Medical Sciences, India

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Scant epidemiological studies have been carried out on the prevalence of skin diseases in population of Iran. This study was performed to assess the prevalence of skin diseases in the of rural areas Hamedan, in the west of Iran in 2002. A cluster random sampling was followed. The survey included 9450 rural inhabitant of all ages and both sexes from representative of 33 villages of Hamedan governorate in the west of Iran. The data were collected through personal interview and examination at homes in 2002. This study showed that overall prevalence of skin diseases is 27% and dermatitis by 37.5%, disorders of skin color 36.3%, actinic disorders 16.5%, nail disorders 13% and acne 11.7%. They were the five common diagnoses. Incidence of skin diseases in Hamedan province is high and is one of the public health problems that need planning for reduction of size of these disorders and its burden on community as a whole.

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