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Table 2 Questionnaire used for defining atopic eczema

From: Recurrent wheezing is associated with intestinal protozoan infections in Warao Amerindian children in Venezuela: a cross-sectional survey

Question: Yes, n% No, n%
1a. In the last year, has your child had an itchy skin condition – by itchy we mean scratching or rubbing the skin? 90 (39) 139 (61)
1b. Has your child has an itchy skin condition in the last week? 58 (65) 30 (35)
2. Has the skin condition ever affected the skin creases in the past - by skin creases we mean one of the following condition you see below: 65 (72) 25 (28)
 Fronts of elbows 36 (40) 54 (60)
 Behind the knees 29 (32) 61 (68)
 Fronts of ankles 32 (36) 58 (64)
 Around the neck 41 (46) 49 (54)
 Around the eyes 19 (21) 71 (79)
 On the cheeks 21 (23) 69 (77)
 On both forearms 31 (35) 59 (65)
 On both legs 33 (37) 57 (63)
3. Does anyone in your child’s immediate family (mother, father, brother or sister) suffer from eczema, hay fever or asthma? 84 (37) 144 (63)
4. In the last year has your child suffered from a dry skin in general? 42 (18) 186 (82)
Physical examination: Flexural dermatitis Dermatitis cheeks/forehead and outer limbs
5. Is there visible flexural dermatitis or dermatitis affecting cheeks/forehead and outer limbs? 66 (29) 81 (35)
  1. Eczema was defined by at least one presentation during the first 2 years of life of an itchy skin condition (question 1a) plus 3 or more of the following: 1) history of involvement of flexural sites including the cheeks (question 2); 2) history of atopic disease in a first degree relative (question 3); 3) history of generally dry skin in last year (question 4) and 4) visible flexural dermatitis or dermatitis affecting the cheeks or forehead and outer limbs. (question 5).