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Table 3 Prevalence of reported skin complaints within ethnic groups in the sample of Oslo for each gender separately, N = 18770

From: Self reported skin morbidity and ethnicity: a population-based study in a Western community

Men Ethnic groups SignificanceP**
  Norway Western countries Eastern Europe Indian Subcontinent East Asia Sub-Saharan Africa Middle East/North Africa Central and South America  
  N = 7020 % N = 410 % N = 108 % N = 312 % N = 138 % N = 112 % N = 245 % N = 47 %  
Skin complaints %          
   Itch 7 8 8 11 18 3 13 9 < 0.001
   Dry/sore skin 6 6 6 9 18 9 15 5 < 0.001
   Scaly skin 5 5 1 4 10 5 7 5 Ns
   Hand rash 2 2 4 1 7 3 9 5 < 0.001
   Pimples 2 2 1 3 4 3 3 5 Ns
   Face rash 1 1 1 2 7 3 5 5 < 0.001
   Warts 1 1 1 5 1 0 3 5 < 0.001
   Sweat 4 3 10 11 10 2 14 10 < 0.001
   Hair loss 3 3 7 23 11 7 25 0 < 0.001
   Other skin complaints 2 2 10 6 10 5 12 9 < 0.001
Women Ethnic groups SignificanceP
  Norway Western countries Eastern Europe Indian Subcontinent East Asia Sub-Saharan Africa Middle East/North Africa Central and South America  
  N = 8777 % N = 615 % N = 151 % N = 293 % N = 198 % N = 97 % N = 161 % N = 63 %  
Skin complaints %          
   Itch 9 10 11 15 12 14 16 11 Ns
   Dry/sore skin 6 8 10 11 9 13 10 7 < 0.001
   Scaly skin 4 4 6 5 2 3 3 2 Ns
   Hand rash 4 4 5 5 6 6 6 2 Ns
   Pimples 4 5 6 7 8 17 9 5 < 0.001
   Face rash 2 2 7 3 3 6 4 5 < 0.001
   Warts 1 1 2 2 1 9 6 0 < 0.001
   Sweat 4 4 16 7 2 11 16 4 < 0.001
   Hair loss 3 3 14 31 14 20 29 7 < 0.001
   Other skin complaints 3 3 9 3 4 6 12 0 < 0.001
  1. ** Level of significance between the ethnic groups.