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Updated 18 July 2014

Incidence of Acne

Here are some interesting facts and statistics about the incidence of acne.

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Here are some interesting facts and statistics about the incidence of acne: 

  • Acne life: 6 -14 years and longer
  • Adolescents: 85% develop mild acne (zits); 15% develop clinical acne ranging from mild to severe
  • Infantile acne: rare
  • Race: Black Americans < Whites; White Americans > Japanese, Swiss

 

Females Males

Earlier than males

Peak between 16-19 years

Some as young as 8-9 years

35% affected

Peak between 14-17 years

1% at age 40

40% of females affected

 

Common > 30 years (Acne Tarda)

 

5% affected at age 40

 

 

 
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