Research
Print page Print page
Switch language
The Capital Region of Denmark - a part of Copenhagen University Hospital
Published

Comorbidities, socioeconomic status, drug use, and health care consumption in Danish women with psoriasis: A nationwide cross-sectional study

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  1. Biomarkers of subclinical atherosclerosis in patients with psoriasis

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  2. Comparison of Cytokines in Skin Biopsies and Tape Strips from Adults with Atopic Dermatitis

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. Airway hyperresponsiveness to inhaled mannitol identifies a cluster of non-eosinophilic asthma patients with high symptom burden

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  4. Predictors of Response to Biologics in Patients with Moderate-to-severe Psoriasis: A Danish Nationwide Cohort Study

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

View graph of relations

Background: Psoriasis is a disease that extends beyond the skin, with profound medical, social, and mental health implications. To our knowledge, no previous studies have specifically investigated the medical and socioeconomic characteristics of women with versus without psoriasis.

Objective: We investigated whether women with psoriasis differed from women without psoriasis with respect to comorbidities, socioeconomic status, healthcare consumption, and drug use, as well as how these characteristics differed according to psoriasis severity.

Methods: In this nationwide, register-based, cross-sectional study, data were collected from Danish registries from 1977 to 2017, linked at the individual level, and identified by International Classification of Diseases codes, prescription data, income and educational information, and contact with public health care services. Psoriasis was defined by either a hospital International Classification of Diseases code for psoriasis or calcipotriol prescription data. Psoriasis severity was stratified based on psoriasis treatment. Age-adjusted logistic regression models were used to estimate the odds ratios (ORs) of outcomes compared with those of women without psoriasis.

Results: A total of 77,143 women (3%) met the criteria for psoriasis. Psoriasis was significantly associated with all investigated outcomes. Women with psoriasis were less likely to have a high income (OR: 0.89; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.87-0.91), more likely to visit their general practitioner more often (OR: 3.82; 95% CI, 3.70-3.95), and received pain medication more often (OR: 1.57; 95% CI, 1.52-1.62) compared with women without psoriasis.

Conclusion: Psoriasis was significantly associated with all investigated adverse medical and socioeconomic outcomes. Risk of outcomes increased with psoriasis severity. Our study highlights the need for a multidisciplinary collaboration to optimize medical care for women with (especially moderate and severe) psoriasis.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational journal of women's dermatology
Volume7
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)246-258
Number of pages13
ISSN2352-6475
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2021

    Research areas

  • Comorbidities, Drug use, Healthcare consumption, Psoriasis, Socioeconomic status, Women

ID: 66794226