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Patterns of sunscreen use on the face and other exposed skin among US adults

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, July 2015
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Title
Patterns of sunscreen use on the face and other exposed skin among US adults
Published in
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, July 2015
DOI 10.1016/j.jaad.2015.02.1112
Pubmed ID
Authors

Dawn M. Holman, Zahava Berkowitz, Gery P. Guy, Nikki A. Hawkins, Mona Saraiya, Meg Watson

Abstract

Sunscreen is a common form of sun protection, but little is known about patterns of use. We sought to assess patterns of sunscreen use on the face and other exposed skin among US adults. Using cross-sectional data from the 2013 Summer ConsumerStyles survey (N = 4033), we calculated descriptive statistics and adjusted risk ratios to identify characteristics associated with regular sunscreen use (always/most of the time when outside on a warm sunny day for ≥1 hour). Few adults regularly used sunscreen on the face (men: 18.1%, 95% confidence interval [CI] 15.8-20.6; women: 42.6%, 95% CI 39.5-46.7), other exposed skin (men: 19.9%, 95% CI 17.5-22.6; women: 34.4%, 95% CI 31.5-37.5), or both the face and other exposed skin (men: 14.3%, 95% CI 12.3-16.6; women: 29.9%, 95% CI 27.2-32.8). Regular use was associated with sun-sensitive skin, an annual household income ≥$60,000, and meeting aerobic activity guidelines (Ps < .05). Nearly 40% of users were unsure if their sunscreen provided broad-spectrum protection. Reliance on self-report and lack of information on sunscreen reapplication or other sun-safety practices are limitations. Sunscreen use is low, especially among certain demographic groups. These findings can inform sun-safety interventions and the interpretation of surveillance data on sunscreen use.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 1%
Unknown 75 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 23 30%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 13%
Researcher 10 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 11%
Student > Master 7 9%
Other 11 14%
Unknown 7 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 36 47%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 7%
Psychology 5 7%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 5 7%
Business, Management and Accounting 3 4%
Other 15 20%
Unknown 7 9%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 167. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 16 April 2021.
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