Risk factors for psoriasis: a retrospective study on 501 outpatients clinical records.

M. G. Marino, I. Carboni, C. De Felice, M. Maurici, F. Maccari, E. Franco

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Abstract

Possible risk factors for psoriasis were studied by means of a retrospective evaluation of epidemiological and clinical features in 472 clinical records of outpatients affected by plaques psoriasis. We calculated the relation between the categorical variables with chi-squares contingency table analysis (with Yates correction) and odds ratio (O.R.) from the two variables with their respective confidence intervals at 95%. Among patients 267 were men (57%) and 205 women (43%); the mean age was 46.5+/-16.7 years, with no differences in sex. A significant relationship was found between age at onset <or =40 years and familiarity for psoriasis (p30%) was significantly higher than of women (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)753-758
Number of pages6
JournalAnnali di igiene : medicina preventiva e di comunità
Volume16
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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