National rates and regional differences in sensitization to allergens of the standard series. Population-adjusted frequencies of sensitization (PAFS) in 40,000 patients from a multicenter study (IVDK).

@article{Schnuch1997NationalRA,
  title={National rates and regional differences in sensitization to allergens of the standard series. Population-adjusted frequencies of sensitization (PAFS) in 40,000 patients from a multicenter study (IVDK).},
  author={Axel Schnuch and Johannes Geier and Wolfgang Uter and Peter J Frosch and Walter Lehmacher and Werner Aberer and Monika Agathos and Ronald Arnold and Thomas Fuchs and B Laubstein and Gerd Lischka and P M Pietrzyk and J{\"u}rgen Rakoski and Gerhard Richter and F Ru{\"e}ff},
  journal={Contact dermatitis},
  year={1997},
  volume={37 5},
  pages={200-9}
}
Sensitization rates to contact allergens vary between centers and are influenced by sex and age. Eliminating the latter 2 factors by standardization of data by age and sex, the present analysis addresses possible differences between centers remaining after elimination of these confounders, and analyzes other factors which might influence rates, e.g., the MOAHL index. Overall standardized rates were well within the range reported in previous studies and may be regarded as representing the rates… CONTINUE READING