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Table 4 Clinical characteristics of patients with low (<50) and high (>100) nevus number

From: Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 levels and vitamin D receptor variants in melanoma patients from the Mediterranean area of Barcelona

  Variables*   Cases <50(%) n = 150 Cases >100(%) n = 113 P
Clinical characteristic Age at melanoma diagnosis*   49(34–64) 39(32–50) <0.001
  Gender Male 68(45.3) 51(45.1) 1.000
   Female 82(54.7) 62(54.9)  
  Fitzpatrick skin type Dark 80(58.4) 43(45.7) 0.061
   Fair 57(41.6) 51(54.3)  
  Hair colour Dark 107(77.5) 71(75.5) 0.723
   Light 31(22.5) 23(24.5)  
  Eye colour Dark 90(66.2) 60(64.5) 0.795
   Light 46(33.8) 33(35.5)  
  Actinic Damage No 99(85.3) 64(85.3) 0.988
   Yes 17(14.7) 11(14.7)  
Habits of solar exposure Solar exposure before 10 years old None/Mild 53(41.4) 28(29.5) 0.067
   Severe/Moderate 75(58.6) 67(70.5)  
  Solar exposure 10–18 years old None/Mild 30(23.8) 26(27.7) 0.517
   Severe/Moderate 96(76.2) 68(72.3)  
  Solar exposure over 18 years old None/Mild 26(20.6) 24(25.8) 0.367
   Severe/Moderate 100(79.4) 69(74.2)  
Melanoma characteristic Number of melanoma SPM 120(80) 50(44.2) <0.001
   MPM 30 (20) 63(55.8)  
  1. *Not all the patients have complete phenotype data.**The median (25th - 75th percentile) of age at diagnosis of melanoma was reported.