The relationship between use of sunscreen and health risk behaviors

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Abstract

The relationship between use of sunscreen and health risk behaviors was evaluated in 175 Israelis aged 17-78 years. No correlation was found between health risk behavior in terms of smoking and alcohol consumption, and use of sunscreen. We found a correlation between age group (under or over 30 years) and the use of sun protection agents, with younger people using them more than older ones. There was no difference in sun protection behavior between smokers and non-smokers, and between alcohol consumers and non-consumers: Both smokers and non-smokers, and alcohol consumers and non-consumers do use sunscreen agents. Hence, our data do not indicate a correlation between health risk behaviors and sun protection behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)86-88
Number of pages3
JournalDermatology and Psychosomatics
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2003

Keywords

  • Alcohol consumption
  • Health risk behaviors
  • Smoking
  • Sun exposure
  • Sunscreen

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