Who is affected by rosacea

About 14 million people in the United States have rosacea, a very common skin condition.1


  • Usually begins between the ages of 30 and 60.
  • Is more common in women, but the severe cases are more common in men.
  • Is most common in people with fair skin, including those of northern and eastern European descent (such as Celtic, English, and Scottish), although it can occur with any skin color.


  1. Pelle MT (2008). Rosacea. In K Wolff et al., eds., Fitzpatrick's Dermatology in General Medicine, 7th ed., vol. 1, pp. 703–709. New York: McGraw-Hill Medical.

Last Updated: July 14, 2009

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