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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13(8), 760; doi:10.3390/ijerph13080760

Association of Perceived Stress with Atopic Dermatitis in Adults: A Population-Based Study in Korea

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Department of International Medical Management, Catholic University of Daegu, Kyungbuk 38430, Korea
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College of Pharmacy, Keimyung University, Daegu 42601, Korea
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Academic Editor: Paul B. Tchounwou
Received: 6 June 2016 / Revised: 22 July 2016 / Accepted: 25 July 2016 / Published: 27 July 2016
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Abstract

Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a widely prevalent skin disease that affects both children and adults. The aim of the study was to assess the association of perceived stress (single-item, self-reported) with AD (self-reported) in a sample of Korean adults using a cross-sectional research design. A cross-sectional study was conducted using data from 33,018 adults aged 20 years and older collected in the 2007–2012 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (KNHANES). An increased level of self-reported stress was positively associated with an increased prevalence of AD in Korean adults (p for trend <0.001). After adjusting for covariates, the odds ratios (ORs) of AD among participants reporting high and very high levels of stress were 1.81 (95% confidence interval (CI): 1.22, 2.67) and 2.17 (95% CI: 1.38, 3.42), respectively, compared with those who reported low levels of stress. This study found a statistically significant association between perceived stress and AD among Korean adults. View Full-Text
Keywords: atopic dermatitis; perceived stress; adult population; KNHANES atopic dermatitis; perceived stress; adult population; KNHANES
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Park, H.; Kim, K. Association of Perceived Stress with Atopic Dermatitis in Adults: A Population-Based Study in Korea. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13, 760.

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