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dc.contributor.authorSinclair, Rodney-
dc.contributor.otherGan, D.-
dc.identifier.citationJ Investig Dermatol Symp Proc. 2005 Dec;10(3):184-9.en_US
dc.description.abstractMaryborough, in central Victoria has an approximate population of 8000 and census data is well matched for Australia overall. Australia has compulsory voting and registration on the electoral roll. To determine the age-related prevalence of balding among men and women in Maryborough we conducted a postal survey of 5000 men and women aged 20 or older, and 427 were invited to attend for examination. Additional data was collected on dandruff, presence of gray hair. Supplementary questionnaires were sent to 340 children aged 5-9, attending a coeducational primary school. 1456 adults (34.1%) responded to the questionnaire. 396 attended for examination. The prevalence of androgenetic alopecia (AGA) increased with advancing age. 98.6% of men had bitemporal recession and severity was significantly associated with vertex and mid-frontal hair loss (p <0.01) but not age (p = 0.06). In all, 64.4% of women had bitemporal hair loss, and similar to men there was a significant association with mid-frontal hair loss (p =0.042) but not age (p =0.467). One hundred and forty children with completed questionnaires were examined. All 72 females and 68 males were assessed as stage 1 on the mid-line part and with no bitemporal recession (frequency stage 1 = 100%, 95% CI (confidence interval) 97.4%-100%). A significant but weak positive association existed between presence of grey hair and history of dandruff (p<0.01). The prevalence of mid-frontal hair loss increases with age and affects 57% of women and 73.5% of men aged 80 and over.en_US
dc.subjectHair Lossen_US
dc.subjectAge-Related Hair Lossen_US
dc.subjectAndrogenetic Alopeciaen_US
dc.subjectGrey Hairen_US
dc.subjectBitemporal Recessionen_US
dc.subjectVertex Hair Lossen_US
dc.subjectMid-Frontal Hair Lossen_US
dc.subjectChair of Dermatology, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australiaen_US
dc.subjectHead & Neck Clinical Institute, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australiaen_US
dc.titlePrevalence of male and female pattern hair loss in Maryborough.en_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.identifier.journaltitleJournal of Investigative Dermatologyen_US
dc.description.affiliatesDepartment of Dermatology, University of Melbourne, St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australiaen_US
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