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dc.contributor.authorKöltő, András
dc.contributor.authorRodriguez, Lauren
dc.contributor.authorMcAvoy, Helen
dc.contributor.authorNic Gabhainn, Saoirse
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-14T07:32:42Z
dc.date.available2021-06-14T07:32:42Z
dc.date.issued2021-05-20
dc.identifier.citationKöltő, András, Rodriguez, Lauren, McAvoy, Helen, & Nic Gabhainn, Saoirse. (2021). Sunburn, Sun Safety and Indoor Tanning Among Schoolchildren in Ireland. International Journal of Public Health, 66(40). doi:10.3389/ijph.2021.1604045en_IE
dc.identifier.issn1661-8564
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/16811
dc.description.abstractObjectives: We present patterns of sunburn, sun safety behaviors and indoor tanning bed use in a nationally representative sample of schoolchildren aged 10–17. These behaviors were explored across gender, age, and social class groups. Methods: Within the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) Ireland study, 10,271 young people (aged 13.54 ± 1.92, percentage girls 53.3%) reported frequency of sun safety behaviors, sunburn, and frequency and circumstances of indoor tanning bed use. Results: Children frequently experienced sunburn (90% lifetime, 74% last year), and 3% reported never using any sun protection. Applying sunscreen and wearing sunglasses were the most commonly used sun safety measures; other ways of sun protection were less popular. Indoor tanning bed use was reported by around 5%, and a large proportion of users were not advised of any indoor tanning safety measures. Sun safety behaviors varied by age and gender, with some socio-economic differences in tanning bed use. An association was found between frequency of family holidays abroad and sunburn. Conclusion: Targeted interventions are needed to increase sun safety behaviors and eliminate tanning bed use among children in Ireland.en_IE
dc.description.sponsorshipThe survey was funded by the Department of Health, Republic of Ireland.en_IE
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dc.language.isoenen_IE
dc.publisherFrontiers Mediaen_IE
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal Of Public Healthen
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Ireland
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/
dc.subjectadolescentsen_IE
dc.subjectHBSCen_IE
dc.subjectsunburnen_IE
dc.subjectsun safetyen_IE
dc.subjectindoor tanning bedsen_IE
dc.subjectUV exposureen_IE
dc.subjectsunscreen useen_IE
dc.subjectskin canceren_IE
dc.titleSunburn, sun safety and indoor tanning among schoolchildren in Irelanden_IE
dc.typeArticleen_IE
dc.date.updated2021-06-13T12:44:30Z
dc.identifier.doi10.3389/ijph.2021.1604045
dc.local.publishedsourcehttps://doi.org/10.3389/ijph.2021.1604045en_IE
dc.description.peer-reviewedpeer-reviewed
dc.contributor.funderDepartment of Health, Republic of Irelanden_IE
dc.internal.rssid26036634
dc.local.contactSaoirse Nic Gabhainn, Dept. Of Health Promotion, Aras Moyola, Nui Galway. 3093 Email: saoirse.nicgabhainn@nuigalway.ie
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