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Sun Exposure Habits and Health Risk-related Behaviours Among Individuals with Previous History of Skin Cancer
Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Community Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Local Health Care Services in West Östergötland, Research & Development Unit in Local Health Care.
Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Social Medicine and Public Health Science. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0723-139X
Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, General Practice. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4224-1032
2013 (English)In: Anticancer Research, ISSN 0250-7005, E-ISSN 1791-7530, Vol. 33, no 2, 631-638 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Aim: The aim of the present study was to investigate possible associations between UV exposure and other health risk behaviours in different social environments and in regard to previous history of skin cancer. Patients and Methods: In two closely-located, equally-sized cities in Sweden, representing different social environments (blue collar and white collar), patients aged 55-69 years, diagnosed with skin cancer (study group, n=489) or seborrhoeic keratosis (control group, n=664), were identified through a regional Health Care Register, and were given a questionnaire mapping for sun habits, tobacco smoking, alcohol use, and physical activity. Results: A previous history of skin cancer was associated with reduced UV exposure (pandlt;0.01) and increased UV protection (pandlt;0.00.1), higher alcohol consumption (pandlt;0.05), and higher level of physical activity (pandlt;0.05). Smoking was more common among subjects frequently sunbathing and rarely using sunscreen, but frequent sunbathing was positively associated with physical activity (pandlt;0.05). Daily smoking and risky drinking habits were more common in the blue collar social environment, while no differences were seen for sun habits in this respect. Conclusion: A previous history of skin cancer appears to promote increased UV protection. In contrast to alcohol/smoking habits, no association between social environment and sun habits was found.

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International Institute of Anticancer Research (IIAR) , 2013. Vol. 33, no 2, 631-638 p.
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Sun habits, sun protection behaviour, skin cancer, social environment, risky lifestyle habits
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-90681ISI: 000315424000037PubMedID: 23393359OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-90681DiVA: diva2:614180
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Funding Agencies|County Council of Ostergotland, Sweden||

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