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Acne

Updated 21 September 2017

Incidence of Acne

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

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

FemalesMales

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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