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UMass Worcester Prevention Research Center; School of Medicine; Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Department of Medicine; School of Medicine; Senior Scholars Program

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Behavioral Medicine | Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms | Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Dermatology | Gender and Sexuality | Preventive Medicine | Public Health | Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases


To the Editor,

In 2013, 1.9 million US men reported tanning indoors. Existing research largely target teen and young adult female tanners, and less is known about male tanning behavior. Using Survey Sampling International, we recruited a nationally representative sample of 773 adults who intend to use or used an indoor tanning bed. Participants reporting a lifetime history of tanning indoors (n=636; 33.5% male) were included....


Indoor tanning, UVA protection, UVB protection, behavioral health, preventative medicine, public health, skin cancer prevention

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© 2017 by the American Academy of Dermatology, Inc. Accepted manuscript posted after 12 months as allowed by the publisher's author rights policy at

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J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 Oct 14. pii: S0190-9622(17)32541-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2017.10.015. [Epub ahead of print] Link to article on publisher's site

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Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology


Jessica Feng participated in this study as a medical student as part of the Senior Scholars research program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

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