Prevalence of familial hirsutism in an albanian female population

ARMIDA KOÇI1*, TEFTA REXHA²

¹Universitety “Aleksandër Xhuvani” Elbasan, Department of Biology

²Universitety of Tirana, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Biology

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Abstract: Eight hundred and twenty four Albanian female girls from 18 to 30 years of age, descending from different areas all over Albania, were considered as representative sample of Albanian female population. After the students filled the questionnaires, we estimated the prevalence of hirsutism in our sample and prevalence of hirsutism in family. The sample statistic prevalence value for hirsutism was 31.3%; 0.95% CI [28.13%, 34.47%]. By examining familial background, 27.5% of hirsute females mentioned their mother was also hirsute (91%) and 16.7 % of them mentioned their sisters were also hirsute (81.1%). The analyses proved the strong family influence on hirsutism .The data of χ– test between hirsutism and family data 1 (mother hirsute), resulted 139.795 (p < 0.0001), and between hirsutism and family data 2 (sister hirsute), 91.746 (p<0.0001).

Keywords: hirsuitism, distribution in the familial line, Albanian female population 

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