Table 1

Demographic data of the 53 volunteers, distribution of skin types, and results of colorimetry at T1 and T3

Volunteers (n = 53)

Gender female (f), male (m)

Mean age ± SD years (range)

Skin type

Colorimetry L*-values

II

III

T1

T3


UVA-exposed (n = 42)

32 f, 10 m

25.9 ± 8 (18–57)

18

24

62.7

60.1a

Non-exposed (n = 11)

7 f,4 m

26.5 ± 6.2 (18–36)

3

8

61.4

62.4b


a P < 0.001; b P > 0.05; differences in gender and age between UVA-exposed and non-exposed volunteers were insignificant (P > 0.05)

Gambichler et al. BMC Dermatology 2002 2:6   doi:10.1186/1471-5945-2-6

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