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QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged 20--59 Years Who Reported Dermatitis* in the Preceding Year, by Sex and Race/Ethnicity --- National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, United States, 1999--2004

* Adults who answered "yes" to the following question: "During the past 12 months, have you had dermatitis, eczema, or any other type of red, inflamed skin rash?"

In addition to non-Hispanic black, Mexican American, and non-Hispanic white, includes all other racial/ethnic populations.

During 1999--2004, approximately 14% of U.S. adults aged 20--59 years self-reported dermatitis, eczema, or other red, inflamed skin rashes within the preceding 12 months. A higher percentage of women reported skin rashes than men (15.1% versus 12.8%), and a higher percentage of non-Hispanic whites (15.7%) reported rashes than Mexican Americans (8.1%) and non-Hispanic blacks (9.3%).

SOURCE: CDC. 1999--2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination data files. Hyattsville, MD: US Department of Health and Human Services, CDC. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/about/major/nhanes/datalink.htm.

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Date last reviewed: 3/22/2007

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