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Article: The association of smoking and acne in men in Hong Kong and in India: A retrospective case-control study in primary care settings
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TitleThe association of smoking and acne in men in Hong Kong and in India: A retrospective case-control study in primary care settings
 
AuthorsChuh, AAT2
Zawar, V1
Wong, WCW2
Lee, A2
 
KeywordsReferences (11) View In Table Layout
 
Issue Date2004
 
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/CED
 
CitationClinical And Experimental Dermatology, 2004, v. 29 n. 6, p. 597-599 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2230.2004.01646.x
 
AbstractPrevious studies on the association of smoking with acne vulgaris have reported conflicting results. The objective of this study was to investigate such an association. Our setting was three primary care practices in Hong Kong and one primary care practice in India. Patient characteristics in all four practices are similar. All medical records in these practices incorporate a section in which the smoking habits of each patient is routinely documented. We searched our database and retrieved 632 records of patients with acne seen in the previous 5 years. We also retrieved 632 records of age- and sex-matched controls. Fifty-three out of 379 male patients with acne and 25 out of 379 male controls were smokers (P = 0.001; OR, 2.3; 95% CI, 1.4-3.8). Six out of 253 female patients with acne and three out of 253 female controls were smokers (OR, 2.0; 95% CI, 0.5-9.4). We conclude that smoking is likely to bear a positive correlation with acne for men. Our numbers are too small for a definite conclusion to be drawn for females.
 
ISSN0307-6938
2013 Impact Factor: 1.234
 
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2230.2004.01646.x
 
ISI Accession Number IDWOS:000225436900004
 
ReferencesReferences in Scopus
 
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dc.description.abstractPrevious studies on the association of smoking with acne vulgaris have reported conflicting results. The objective of this study was to investigate such an association. Our setting was three primary care practices in Hong Kong and one primary care practice in India. Patient characteristics in all four practices are similar. All medical records in these practices incorporate a section in which the smoking habits of each patient is routinely documented. We searched our database and retrieved 632 records of patients with acne seen in the previous 5 years. We also retrieved 632 records of age- and sex-matched controls. Fifty-three out of 379 male patients with acne and 25 out of 379 male controls were smokers (P = 0.001; OR, 2.3; 95% CI, 1.4-3.8). Six out of 253 female patients with acne and three out of 253 female controls were smokers (OR, 2.0; 95% CI, 0.5-9.4). We conclude that smoking is likely to bear a positive correlation with acne for men. Our numbers are too small for a definite conclusion to be drawn for females.
 
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Author Affiliations
  1. Nashik Dist. M.V.P. Samaj Med. Coll.
  2. Prince of Wales Hospital Hong Kong