Sunburn risk factors for beachgoing children

Alisha Emmett, Tatsuo Uchida, Richard F. Wagner

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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
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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