Preventing Chronic Disease | Use of Sunscreen and Indoor Tanning Devices Among a Nationally Representative Sample of High School Students, 2001"2011 - CDC
Adolescents are particularly vulnerable to engaging in poor skin-protection behaviors. The objective of this study was to examine use of sunscreen and indoor tanning devices among a nationally representative sample of high school students during a 10-year period (2001–2011) using data from the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System. The percentage of youth who reported using sunscreen declined from 67.7% in 2001 to 56.1% in 2011. The prevalence of using indoor tanning devices was highest among white females: 37.4% in 2009 and 29.3% in 2011. These findings indicate the need for prevention efforts aimed at adolescents to reduce risks for skin cancer.
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- SourceUrl: http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2014/14_0191.htm
- Syndication ID: 11385
- Language: English
- Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Date Syndication Captured: Monday, May 23, 2016 at 10:46 PM
- Date Syndication Updated: Monday, May 23, 2016 at 11:49 PM
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