A survey of benign melanocytic nevi was conducted among children in Perth, Western Australia, in 1985.
Children were examined by one of a team of five nurses who counted all of their nevi.
Linear regression was performed on the logarithmically transformed mole counts to assess the degree of interobserver variation.
Among 2,354 white children aged 5-14 years, 3.9% of the variation in numbers of nevi of all sizes and 7.7% of the variation in nevi 2 mm or more in diameter was attributed to variation among observers.
The observer variation was less for the back than for any other body site.
Differences between observers were greater in children with heavy freckling than in children with little or no freckling.
Mots-clés Pascal : Naevus naevocellulaire, Facteur risque, Epidémiologie, Mélanome, Enfant, Homme, Age scolaire, Accord interjuge, Reproductibilité, Méthodologie, Australie Occidentale, Australie, Océanie, Peau pathologie, Tumeur
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Melanocytic nevus, Risk factor, Epidemiology, Melanoma, Child, Human, School age, Interrater agreement, Reproducibility, Methodology, Western Australia, Australia, Oceania, Skin disease, Tumor
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