Table 1 Description of SCREEN project participants, confirmed diagnoses of MM (absolute, relative frequencies), and population-based participation rates

From: Skin cancer screening participation and impact on melanoma incidence in Germany – an observational study on incidence trends in regions with and without population-based screening

  Women ( n =265 306) Men ( n =94 982)
Mean age (s.d.) 48.2 (16.2) 53.9 (15.7)
Age group (years) (n (%)) a
34 59 513 (22.4) 12 043 (12.7)
 35–49 86 375 (32.6) 25 133 (26.5)
 50–64 70 117 (26.4) 29 765 (31.3)
65 49 301 (18.6) 28 050 (29.5)
Number of histopathologically confirmed MM (n (%))a
 In total 372 (0.14) 213 (0.22)
 Stratified according to age-group (years)
34 58 (0.09) 18 (0.15)
35–49 118 (0.13) 24 (0.09)
50–64 109 (0.16) 72 (0.24)
65 87 (0.18) 99 (0.35)
Crude MM detection rates per 100 000 screenees b
 In total 140.2 221.1
 Stratified according to age-group (years)
34 97.5 149.5
35–49 136.6 91.5
50–64 155.5 241.9
65 176.5 345.8
Population-based participation (%) c
 In total 27.0 10.4
 Stratified according to age-group (years)
34 29.0 5.7
35–49 30.6 8.6
50–64 30.0 12.8
65 19.0 15.5
  1. Abbreviations: MM=melanoma; SCREEN=Skin Cancer Research to provide Evidence for Effectiveness of Screening in Northern Germany.
  2. aPercentages are based on the total number of screenees in sex and sex-by-age-groups, respectively.
  3. bNumber of MM findings in a particular subgroup/divided by number of screenees in subgroup multiplied by 100 000.
  4. cPercentages are based on the total number of eligible persons in Schleswig-Holstein in sex and sex-by-age groups, respectively.