Prevalence of androgenetic alopecia in China: a community-based study in six cities

    April 2010 in “British Journal of Dermatology
    Tao Wang, Chen Zhou, Y. R. Shen, X. F. Wang, X. H. Ding, Shi-Kai Tian, Y. W. Liu, Gang-Ding Peng, S. Xue, Jian Zhou, Rui Wang, X. T. Meng, GX Pei, Y. Bai, Q. Liu, Hui Li, Jie Zhang
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    TLDR Baldness is more common in Chinese men than women, increasing with age, and is influenced by genetics.
    This study aimed to determine the prevalence of androgenetic alopecia (AGA) in Chinese men and women in six cities. The study found that the prevalence of AGA in men was higher than in women and increased with age. The most common type of AGA in men was mixed type baldness, while in women, it was Ludwig grade I baldness. The prevalence of AGA in Chinese individuals was lower than in Caucasians but higher than in Koreans. The study confirmed that AGA is a disease with genetic predisposition. The study provides important information on the prevalence of AGA in China, but it is limited by the fact that only six cities were studied.
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