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Table 1 Characteristic of patients

From: Japanese version of the Dermatology Life Quality Index: validity and reliability in patients with acne

  Characteristics  
Mean age (years) 24.8 (7.4)
Females (%) 77.2
Type of acne (%) Acne vulgaris 78.7
  Acne pustulosa 11.7
  Acne conglobata 4.6
Duration of acne (months) 47.8
Chronic condition (%) 44.2
Severity (%) Mild 59.3
  Moderate 37.0
  Severe 3.7
Type of treatment Oral  
     Antimicrobial (%) 45.2
     Vitamin(except vitamin A, %) 52.8
     Other (%) 10.7
  Topical  
     Antimicrobial (%) 67.0
     Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (%) 9.1
     Other (%) 20.8
  1. Data from 204 patients who were at least 16 years old and had come for treatment of acne on an outpatient basis to Departments of Dermatology at 9 hospitals.