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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of group 1 and group 2

From: The detection of oral pre- malignant lesions with an autofluorescence based imaging system (VELscopeTM) – a single blinded clinical evaluation

  White light White light plus VELscope
n = 60 n = 60
Age, range 38-82 41-76
Gender, n (%)   
Male 20 (33.3%) 25 (41.7%)
Female 40 (66.7%) 35 (58.3%)
Smoking, n (%)
Never 10 (16.7%) 7 (11.7%)
Previous 13 (21.7%) 7 (11.7%)
Actual 37 (61.7%) 46 (76.7%)
Alcohol, n (%)
Never 2 (3.3%) 0 (0%)
≤ 20 g/d 23 (38.3%) 19 (31.7%)
21 – 40 g/d 25 (41.7%) 32 (53.3%)
41 – 60 g/d 6 (10.0%) 4 (6.7%)
61 – 80 g/d 8 (13.3%) 5 (8.3%)
Unknown 0 0
Biopsy taken, n (%)
Yes 60 (100%) 60 (100%)
No 0 0