This is a retrospective epidemiological research study from a cohort of Nigerians with keloids aimed at finding factors related to family history. Previous research pertained to many different disciplines of science ranging from microbiology to public health. The purpose of this study is to determine differences between familial and sporadic cases of keloids with respect to demographic variables such as Year of Birth, Gender, and Age of Onset. An analysis using logistic regression, multilevel modeling and chi square analyses determined which variables correlate with family history. A survey and de-identified limited data set was obtained from a genetic study with 681 cases included for analysis from November 24, 2005 to April 24, 2010. Differences were found between sporadic and familial cases in Age of Onset, Number of Keloids, Gender, Personal Health History, and Year of Birth quartile.
|Advisor:||Diffley, William J.|
|School:||Southern Connecticut State University|
|School Location:||United States -- Connecticut|
|Source:||MAI 49/06M, Masters Abstracts International|
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