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06 December 2023: Clinical Research

Dermoscopic Evaluation of Actinic Changes in the Lips of Indigenous Children Living at High Altitude in Ecuador: A Descriptive Study

Julia Elisa Cabezas 1ABCEF , Maria Cabezas 1ADEF* , Valeria Ureña-López 2ABCEF , Lizeth V. Lafuente 2BCDE , Katty Marcela Méndez-Flores 2BCDE , José F. Luna 3ACDE , Camila Miño 14CDEF , Santiago Alberto Palacios-Alvarez 12ADEF

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.942554

Med Sci Monit 2023; 29:e942554

Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study population (N=25).

VariableNumber (%)Mean±SD
 Girl8 (32.0)
 Boy17 (68.0)
Age (years)9.8±2.0
Age group (years)
 5 to 86 (24.0)
 9 to 1113 (52.0)
 12 to 156 (24.0)
 Hispanic10 (40.0)
 Indigenous15 (60.0)
Fitzpatrick scale score
 I0 (0.0)
 II0 (0.0)
 III9 (36.0)
 IV15 (60.0)
 V1 (4.0)
 VI0 (0.0)
Anthropometric measures
 Weight (kg)27.6±5.5
 Height (cm)127±10
 BMI (kg/m)17.0±1.4
 BMI percentile28
Nutritional status
 Underweight2 (8.0)
 Normal23 (92.0)
 Overweigh0 (0.0)
SD – standard deviation; BMI – body mass index.

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