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dc.titleA population-based prevalence survey of skin diseases in adolescents and adults in rural Sumatra, Indonesia, 1999
dc.contributor.authorSaw, S.-M.
dc.contributor.authorKoh, D.
dc.contributor.authorAdjani, M.R.
dc.contributor.authorWong, M.-L.
dc.contributor.authorHong, C.-Y.
dc.contributor.authorLee, J.
dc.contributor.authorChia, S.-E.
dc.contributor.authorMunoz, C.P.
dc.contributor.authorOng, C.-N.
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-01T06:53:20Z
dc.date.available2014-12-01T06:53:20Z
dc.date.issued2001
dc.identifier.citationSaw, S.-M.,Koh, D.,Adjani, M.R.,Wong, M.-L.,Hong, C.-Y.,Lee, J.,Chia, S.-E.,Munoz, C.P.,Ong, C.-N. (2001). A population-based prevalence survey of skin diseases in adolescents and adults in rural Sumatra, Indonesia, 1999. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 95 (4) : 384-388. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.identifier.issn00359203
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/113335
dc.description.abstractSkin disorders are one of the most common presenting health problems and pose a considerable public health problem in developing and developed countries. A population-based survey (n = 917) was conducted in October and November 1999 to determine the prevalence of skin diseases in 3 rural villages in Indonesia (Riau province, Sumatra). The overall individual response rate was 96%. Household interviews were conducted to obtain information on skin conditions, basic socio-demographic factors and lifestyle habits. Trained doctors performed a thorough clinical skin examination of each subject in the household. The overall prevalence of skin disease in the 3 villages was 28-2% (95% confidence intervals 24·6-31·8). The prevalence of fungal infections (12·0%) was twice as high as dermatitis (5·1%). As skin conditions are common in rural Indonesia, it is advisable to improve the training of nurses and doctors in the prevention and treatment of skin disorders.
dc.sourceScopus
dc.subjectDermatitis
dc.subjectEpidemiology
dc.subjectFungal infections
dc.subjectIndonesia
dc.subjectPrevalence
dc.subjectSkin disorders
dc.subjectSurvey
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentCOMMUNITY,OCCUPATIONAL & FAMILY MEDICINE
dc.description.sourcetitleTransactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
dc.description.volume95
dc.description.issue4
dc.description.page384-388
dc.description.codenTRSTA
dc.identifier.isiutNOT_IN_WOS
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