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East Mediterr Health J. 2010 Feb;16(2):209-13.

Prevalence of skin disorders among primary-school children in Baghdad governorate, Iraq.

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  • 1Directorate of Public Health and Primary Health Care, Ministry of Health, Baghdad, Iraq.

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.

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