Table 1

Patient and melanoma characteristics

Patient and tumour characteristicsMelanoma groupControl group
Number of patients (n)65218
Age (mean)62.668.4
Sex (n,%)
    Male41 (63.1%)91 (41.7%)
    Female24 (36.9%)127 (58.3%)
Melanoma size (mean, mm)
    Largest basal dimension12.9
    Smallest basal dimension10.2
    Thickness6.04
Melanoma location by quadrant (n,%)
    Superonasal10 (15.4%)
    Superotemporal23 (35.4%)
    Inferonasal11 (16.9%)
    Inferotemporal21 (32.3%)
Melanoma location relative to equator (n,%)
    Anterior21 (32.3%)
    Posterior44 (67.7%)