More than three-quarters of adults aged 70 years and older have at least 1 skin disease that requires treatment or follow-up, and more than one-third have 3 or more skin diseases, according to findings from a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Researchers conducted a cross-sectional study of adults aged 70 to 93 years as part of the Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966 Study. Data regarding skin examinations were available for 552 adults (62.7% women; 100% white), and dermatologists performed a whole-body skin examination.

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