University of Massachusetts Medical School Faculty Publications

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine; UMass Worcester Prevention Research Center

Date

10-1-2015

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Adolescent; Adult; Female; Humans; Prevalence; Risk; Sunbathing; *Surveys and Questionnaires; Young Adult

Disciplines

Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms | Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Dermatology | Public Health

Abstract

Indoor tanning is a public health threat, and the Surgeon General has called for its reduction in adolescents and young adults. Research on indoor tanning has not distinguished between tanning-only salons vs other businesses and private residences that provide tanning (ie, nonsalon tanning). For example, gyms often offer free tanning, which may lead to riskier tanning habits. Better understanding of nonsalon tanning could have policy, prevention, and clinical implications. Our study addresses this literature gap by examining the prevalence and correlates of nonsalon tanning in a nationally representative sample of young women, who have the highest rates of indoor tanning use.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: JAMA Dermatol. 2015 Oct;151(10):1134-6. doi: 10.1001/jamadermatol.2015.1323. Link to article on publisher's site

Comments

Publisher PDF posted after 12 months as allowed by the publisher's author rights policy at http://archderm.jamanetwork.com/public/instructionsForAuthors.aspx#SecDepositingResearchManuscriptsWithanApprovedPublicRepository.

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

26108092

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