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Acne statistics – update

acne stats 2021

How many people in the USA have acne?

85% of people have experienced acne in some form or another at some point in their lives. 50 million people in the U.S. have acne of some kind. Of those 50 million, 15% have some form of acne bad enough that it results in scarring on the skin.

What is the average age of people with Acne?

The average age of people with acne has increased over the last decade from 20.5 years to 26.5 years old. It was found the acne increase the risk for - depression. Severe depression is found in 11% of people with acne, double the prevalence in people without acne.

A study, published in the journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, on more 1000 participants aged 20 years and older found that 73.3% (n = 744) had acne. The prevalence of acne was higher in women. 20 to 29 years, 50.9% (n = 276) versus 42.5% (n = 201) (P = .0073); 30 to 39 years, 35.2% (n = 152) versus 20.1% (n = 73) (P < .0001); 40 to 49 years, 26.3% (n = 93) versus 12.0% (n = 36) (P < .0001); and 50 years and older, 15.3% (n = 41) versus 7.3% (n = 18) (P = .0046).

Prevalence of acne in females and men 2019

Is there a relationship between acne and depression?

One study found 96% of people with acne have reported feeling depressed over their condition. This has lead 46% to develop self-esteem issues over their complexions and has caused 31% to stay more at home, declining to participate in social activities.

In what areas on the face and body people get acne?

99% of people get breakouts on the face. 60% struggle with acne pimples s on other parts of the body (most usually the back and butt), and 15% have active acne on their chests.

What are the main causes of acne?

The main causes of acne are a genetic tendency and hormonal fluctuations. External factors can also play a role in acne breakouts, such as a wrong diet, wrong makeup, and stress. People with active lifestyles tend to see more breakouts on their bodies,

How people treat their acne in the US?

Americans spend over 3 billion dollars a year on over the counter acne treatments and an estimated $3B more on prescription acne treatments and office visits. Only 10% of people with acne see a dermatologist for their acne. 30% of acne sufferers rely on over the counter products to “treat” their condition.

Read more:

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Proven facts about the psychosocial effects of acne

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