The number and distribution of benign pigmented moles (melanocytic naevi) in a healthy British population.

@article{MacKie1985TheNA,
  title={The number and distribution of benign pigmented moles (melanocytic naevi) in a healthy British population.},
  author={Rona M. MacKie and Judie English and Tom C Aitchison and Carlos Patricio Fitzsimons and Peter J. Wilson},
  journal={The British journal of dermatology},
  year={1985},
  volume={113 2},
  pages={167-74}
}
Total body mole counts have been performed on 432 normal healthy Caucasian subjects aged 4 days to 96 years (204 males and 228 females). The mean total body mole count in the first decade of life is three for females and two for males, rising rapidly in the second decade to a mean of 23 for females and 18 for males. In the third decade numbers are highest, with a mean of 33 for females and 22 for males. Thereafter, numbers of moles slowly drop until in the eighth decade they have fallen to… CONTINUE READING