Use of indoor tanning sunlamps by US youth, ages 11-18 years, and by their parent or guardian caregivers: prevalence and correlates.

@article{Cokkinides2002UseOI,
  title={Use of indoor tanning sunlamps by US youth, ages 11-18 years, and by their parent or guardian caregivers: prevalence and correlates.},
  author={Vilma E. Cokkinides and Martin A. Weinstock and Mary O'Connell and Michael J. Thun},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2002},
  volume={109 6},
  pages={1124-30}
}
BACKGROUND Tanning parlors have become common in the United States. Artificial ultraviolet radiation exposure from this source may be harmful and may increase the risk of melanoma, particularly when done for recreational purposes during childhood and early adult years. Population-based data on the prevalence and correlates of this activity is important in the evaluation of potential public health interventions for skin cancer prevention. STUDY DESIGN In 1998, we conducted a population-based… CONTINUE READING

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