Table 1.

Characteristics of the seven studies included in the meta-analysis of cutaneous markers of photo-damage and risk of basal cell carcinoma of the skin

First authorYear of publicationStudy locationSource of cases/cohortSource of controlsSample sizeActinic keratosisSolar elastosisSolar lentiginesTelangiectasiaQuality score
CohortCases/cohort
Green A (45)1996AustraliaPopulation250/20950.84
Population-based case–controlCases/controls
Kricker S (46)1991AustraliaPopulationPopulation226/10210.81
Clinic/hospital-based case–controlCases/controls
Dessinioti C (47)2011GreeceClinic/hospitalClinic/hospital199/2000.75
Gon A (50)2011BrazilClinic/hospitalClinic/hospital127/2800.69
Walther U (48)2004GermanyClinic/hospitalClinic/hospital213/4110.56
Corona R (51)2001ItalyClinic/hospitalClinic/hospital166/1580.69
Naldi L (49)2000ItalyClinic/hospitalClinic/hospital528/5120.81