Table 1

Comparison of participants with non-participants who fulfilled inclusion criteria

CharacteristicParticipants (n=154)Eligible patients who did not participate (n=25)
Mean age (SD) (years)66.3 (11.1)63.2 (12.2)
Femalen=71 (46.1%)n=8 (32.0%)
Histology of lesion
 BCCn=117 (76.0%)n=20 (80.0%)
 SCCn=16 (10.4%)n=3 (12.0%)
 IECn=20 (13.0%)n=2 (8.0%)
 Dysplastic naevusn=1 (0.6%)n=0
Body site of lesion
 Nosen=108 (70.1%)n=15 (60.0%)
 Earn=46 (29.9%)n=10 (40.0%)
Smokern=13 (8.4%)n=1 (4.0%)
Diabetes mellitusn=18 (11.6%)n=2 (8.0%)
User of anticoagulant medicationn=38 (24.7%)n=7 (28.0%)
User of immunosuppressive medicationn=2 (1.3%)n=0