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Table 2 Frequency (%) of skin care product use in the five different user groups (n = 114 202). The NOWAC study, 2003–2011, Tromsø, Norway

From: Characterization of heavy users of skin care products among Norwegian women from 2003 to 2011

  Use of skin care products
  None Light Moderate Frequent Heavy
Body surface creamed/daya (%) 0 0.001–34.99 35–64.99 65–114.99 115–200
  n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Total 2131 (1.9) 43239 (37.9) 28455 (24.9) 38037 (33.3) 2340 (2.1)
Body lotion
 Never/seldom 2027 (100) 13588 (33.8) 0 0 0
 1–3/month 0 11947 (29.8) 0 0 0
 1/week 0 14602 (36.4) 0 0 0
 2–4/week 0 0 28455 (100) 0 0
 5–6/week 0 0 0 10694 (28.1) 0
 1/day 0 0 0 27343 (71.9) 0
 ≥2/day 0 0 0 0 2340 (100)
Hand cream
 Never/seldom 2033 (100) 6593 (15.9) 2022 (7.3) 1938 (5.3) 85 (3.8)
 1–3/month 0 6064 (14.7) 1460 (5.3) 1164 (3.2) 35 (1.6)
 1/week 0 4552 (11.0) 1776 (6.4) 1272 (3.5) 40 (1.8)
 2–4/week 0 6974 (16.9) 5324 (19.2) 3328 (9.0) 81 (3.6)
 5–6/week 0 2785 (6.7) 2507 (9.1) 2640 (7.2) 51 (2.3)
 1/day 0 7507 (18.1) 6456 (23.3) 11489 (31.1) 228 (10.1)
 ≥2/day 0 6902 (16.7) 8138 (29.4) 15062 (40.8) 1738 (77.0)
Face cream
 Never/seldom 2057 (100) 3532 (8.3) 606 (2.1) 582 (1.5) 39 (1.7)
 1–3/month 0 2172 (5.1) 237 (0.8) 144 (0.4) 2 (0.1)
 1/week 0 1383 (3.2) 270 (1.0) 140 (0.4) 4 (0.2)
 2–4/week 0 2942 (6.9) 1325 (4.7) 319 (0.9) 12 (0.5)
 5–6/week 0 1878 (4.4) 909 (3.2) 748 (2.0) 12 (0.5)
 1/day 0 24424 (57.1) 17482 (61.9) 23105 (61.3) 259 (11.3)
 ≥2/day 0 6461 (15.1) 7428 (26.3) 12649 (33.6) 1970 (85.7)
  1. aMore than a 100% body surface creamed corresponds to creaming the body more than once a day (see text)