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COJ Nursing & Healthcare

Prevalence of Skin Diseases in Rural Kashmir: A community Based Survey

  • Open or Close Mubashar Mashqoor Mir1 and Mohammad Sarwar Mir2*

    1Post Graduate Resident, Department of Dermatology, Government Medical College, India

    2Senior Resident, Department of Hospital Administration, SKIMS, India

    *Corresponding author: Mohammad Sarwar Mir, Senior Resident, Department of Hospital Administration, SKIMS, Srinagar, India

Submission: March 19, 2018;Published: May 29, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/COJNH.2018.03.000557

ISSN: 2577-2007
Volume3 Issue2


Introduction: Skin diseases are one of the most common health problems. The objectives of this study are to determine the prevalence of skin diseases in a rural community.

Methods: A community survey was conducted in a rural locality with 2000 inhabitants, to obtain socio-demographic data and identify individuals with skin diseases.

Results: Of 600 individuals attending the health camps, had one or more Skin diseases. The overall prevalence of SDs was 22.5%.The most common SD categories were eczemas, fungal infection, pigment disorders and acne. The prevalence of the diseases was higher in females. The children were the most common group affected.

Conclusion: This population-based study shows that Skin diseases are very common in a rural community. Targeted training should enable healthcare workers to prevent, accurately diagnose and manage these problems on site.

Keywords: Prevalence; Community; Skin disease

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