Journal of Environmental and Public Health / 2015 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Preliminary Study on the Skin Lightening Practice and Health Symptoms among Female Students in Malaysia

Table 3

Skin problems experienced by respondents ().

Variables Undergraduate ()
(%)
Postgraduate ()
(%)
Total
(%)

Skin problem caused by skin lightening productsYes14 (35.9)8 (33.3)22 (34.9)
No25 (64.1)16 (66.7)41 (65.1)

Type of skin problemSkin irritation4 (28.6)1 (12.5)5 (22.7)
Acne7 (50)2 (25)9 (40.9)
Eczema
Itching4 (28.6)4 (50.0)8 (36.4)
Skin peeling 8 (57.1)5 (62.5)13 (59.1)
Rashes2 (14.3)1 (12.5)3 (13.6)
Others2 (14.3)2 (9.1)

Referring to physician when facing skin problemYes 2 (14.3)3 (37.5)5 (22.7)
No 12 (85.7)5 (62.5)17 (77.3)

Undergoing extensive treatmentYes 2 (100)2 (67)4 (80)
No 1 (33)1 (20)

Note: person who answers with “Yes” to skin lightening product use; person who answers with “Yes” to skin problem cause by skin lightening products; person who answers with “Yes” to refer to physician when facing skin problem.

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