Correlation between socio-economic status and atopic dermatitis in Korean adults: the Korea national health and nutrition examination survey (2007-2014)

Atopic dermatitis is one of the most common allergic diseases

J.S. Lee; J.M. Kim; J. Seok; B.J. Kim

2017

Scholarcy highlights

  • Atopic dermatitis is one of the most common allergic diseases
  • Its prevalence has been increasing in recent decades
  • This study was performed to investigate the relationship between socio-economic status and AD in Korean adults
  • Data were acquired from 47 351 men and women, ≥19 years of age who participated in the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys conducted from 2007 to 2014
  • The presence of AD was based on self-reported physician diagnosis of AD in the Health Interview Surveys
  • The prevalence of AD was 3.1%, which decreased with increasing age
  • Age, marital status, urban residence, and the presence of asthma are important risk factors of the prevalence of Atopic dermatitis in Korean adults

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