Prevalence And Incidence Of Rosacea
Prevalence - rosacea is a relatively common disease and is one of the most common dermatological conditions.
It's estimated that in the United States it affects approximately 14 million Americans (1 in 20).
Rosacea is often under diagnosed by doctors - the prevalence of rosacea may be higher than current estimations.
Doctors often overlook rosacea when examining patients and patients do not always report their symptoms to a doctor.
The symptoms of rosacea may also be confused with other conditions such as acne and a wrong diagnosis given.
Gender - rosacea is more common in women than men. A Swedish study which took a random sample of 809 clerical workers found that 14% of women & only 5% of men had rosacea. Rosacea is also more common in women experiencing the menopause than those who are not.
Age - approximately half of people with rosacea are adults between the age of 30 & 60.
Skin Color - there is a higher incidence of rosacea in people with fair skin. Rosacea is also easier to detect to and diagnose in people with fair skin. Fair skinned people of northern, eastern European & Celtic origin are also more likely to develop rosacea.