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Research Article

Patient-Reported Outcomes of Arsenic-Related Skin Lesions in China

Table 1

haracteristics of the participants by locationa.

Realgar Plant CommunityHeshan VillageWangyangqiao Village

59 (13)297 (64)108 (23)
Age (year)0.429
Gender
 Male4 (7)140 (47)64 (59)<0.001
 Female55 (93)157 (53)44 (41)
Ethnicity
 Han30 (51)206 (69)93 (86)<0.001
 Other29 (49)91 (31)15 (14)
Marriage
 Married42 (72)246 (83)97 (91)0.038
 Widowed16 (28)41 (14)7 (6)
 Divorced/unmarried0 (0)10 (3)3 (3)
Educational level
 Primary school and below28 (49)191 (65)62 (59)0.051
 Middle school15 (26)74 (25)29 (28)
 High school13 (23)26 (9)11 (11)
 College and above1 (2)3 (1)3 (3)
Household annual income (CNY)
 <1000029 (51)152 (52)47 (44)0.047
 10000–2999923 (40)127 (43)42 (39)
 30000–499994 (7)10 (3)12 (11)
 ≥500001 (2)4 (1)6 (6)
Occupational exposure history30 (51)41 (14)4 (4)<0.001
Hair arsenic (μg/g)0.310
Arsenic-related skin lesions
 Pigmentary changes53 (90)278 (94)97 (90)0.344
 Hyperkeratosis17 (29)91 (31)23 (21)0.181
Itch NRS (0–10)<0.001
PSQI (0–21)0.006
GAD-2 (0–6)<0.001
PHQ-2 (0–6)0.016
DLQI (0–30)<0.001

aBMI: body mass index; IQR: interquartile range; NRS: numeric rating scale; PSQI: Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index; GAD-2: two-item Anxiety Disorder Scale; PHQ-2: two-item Patient Health Questionnaire; DLQI: Dermatology Life Quality Index. Continuous data are expressed as . Categorical data are expressed as count (%).

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