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Prevalence and Correlates of Indoor Tanning in Nonsalon Locations Among a National Sample of Young Women
JAMA Dermatology
  • Joel J. Hillhouse, East Tennessee State University
  • Jerod L. Stapleton, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • L. Carter Florence, East Tennessee State University
  • Sherry L. Pagoto, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
10-1-2015
Description
Indoor tanning is a public health threat,1 and the Surgeon General has called for its reduction in adolescents and young adults.2 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.3 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.
Citation Information
Joel J. Hillhouse, Jerod L. Stapleton, L. Carter Florence and Sherry L. Pagoto. "Prevalence and Correlates of Indoor Tanning in Nonsalon Locations Among a National Sample of Young Women" JAMA Dermatology Vol. 151 Iss. 10 (2015) p. 1134 - 1136 ISSN: 2168-6068
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/joel-hillhouse/16/