A survey of benign melanocytic nevi was conducted among schoolchildren in Perth, Western Australia, in 1985, with the aim of describing the prevalence and causes of nevi.
Children were recruited from Perth public schools that were chosen to be representative of the socioeconomic and geographic distribution of the population.
Of 4,898 eligible children, 2,595 (53%) had all of their nevi counted by one member of a team of five nurses.
Analysis was restricted to 2,552 children aged 5-14 years.
Children of European origin (i.e., white children), who comprised the majority of the sample (2,376 children), had many more nevi than did children of other ethnic origins.
Among white children, the prevalence of nevi increased progressively with age, although the number of nevi per unit of skin area reached a plateau at about 9 years of age.
Mots-clés Pascal : Naevus naevocellulaire, Facteur risque, Mélanome, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Enfant, Homme, Age scolaire, Ethnie, Pigmentation, Statut socioéconomique, Australie Occidentale, Australie, Océanie, Peau pathologie, Tumeur
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Melanocytic nevus, Risk factor, Melanoma, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Child, Human, School age, Ethnic group, Pigmentation, Socioeconomic status, Western Australia, Australia, Oceania, Skin disease, Tumor
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