High Prevalence of Skin Diseases and Need for Treatment in a Middle-Aged Population. A Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966 Study

@inproceedings{Sinikumpu2014HighPO,
  title={High Prevalence of Skin Diseases and Need for Treatment in a Middle-Aged Population. A Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966 Study},
  author={Suvi-P{\"a}ivikki Sinikumpu and L Huilaja and Jari J. Jokelainen and Markku Koiranen and Juha P. Auvinen and P{\"a}ivi M. H{\"a}gg and Erika Wikstr{\"o}m and Markku Timonen and Kaisa Tasanen},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2014}
}
To determine the overall prevalence of skin diseases a whole-body skin examination was performed for 1,932 members (46-years of age) of the Northern Finland Birth Cohort (NFBC 1966), which is a comprehensive longitudinal research program (N = 12,058). A high prevalence of all skin diseases needing treatment was found (N = 1,158). Half of the cases of skin findings were evaluated to be serious enough to require diagnostic evaluation, treatment or follow-up either in a general health care… CONTINUE READING
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