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Self-reported changes in sun protection behaviours at different latitudes in Australia

Djaja, Ngadiman; Janda, Monika; Harrison, Simone; Van der Mei, Ingrid; Ebeling, Peter R; Neale, Rachel E; Whiteman , David C; Nowak, Madeleine; Kimlin, Michael; Lucas, Robyn


Sun exposure is the most important source of vitamin D, but is also a risk factor for skin cancer. This study investigated attitudes toward vitamin D, and changes in sun-exposure behavior due to concern about adequate vitamin D. Participants (n = 1002) were recruited from four regions of Australia and completed self- and interviewer-administered surveys. Chi-square tests were used to assess associations between participants' latitude of residence, vitamin D-related attitudes and changes in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Photochemistry and Photobiology
DOI: 10.1111/php.12582


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