Sunburn risk factors for beachgoing children

Alisha Emmett, Tatsuo Uchida, Richard F. Wagner

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Abstract

Sunburn prevention in children and the early establishment of sun protective behavior is predicted to result in a decreased future incidence of skin cancer. A survey of beachgoing families was conducted to evaluate the parental/guardian role in the use of sun protection for their minor children. Ethnicity and Fitzpatrick Skin Type of children and their parents were the best predictors for sunburn. White, non-Hispanic children were 7.8 times more likely to have a history of sunburn than children whose parents identified them as Hispanic when controlled for the same Fitzpatrick Skin Types.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number28
JournalDermatology online journal
Volume14
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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