This study assessed current levels of sunbathing and sunscreen use in the United States.
From a general-population telephone survey of aquatic activities among adults in 3042 US households, we examined responses by the 2459 Whites.
Most adults (59%) reported sunbathing during the past year, and 25% reported frequent sunbathing.
Of the subsample who reported sunbathing during the month before the interview, 47% routinely used sunscreen.
Of these individuals, almost half did not use sunscreens with a solar protection factor of 15 or higher.
About a quarter - of US White adults report frequent sunbathing, and only about a quarter of sunbathers use sunscreens at recommended levels.
These results should help focus future sun protection educational efforts.
Mots-clés Pascal : Exposition, Rayonnement solaire, Produit antisolaire, Utilisation, Comportement, Baignade, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Caucasoïde, Prévention, Tumeur maligne, Peau
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Exposure, Solar radiation, Sunscreen product, Use, Behavior, Bathing, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Human, United States, North America, America, Caucasoid, Prevention, Malignant tumor, Skin
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0447564
Code Inist : 002B08A. Création : 03/02/1998.