Use of fake tanning lotions in the South Australian population

K. Beckman, B. Kirke, Kieran Mccaul, D. Roder

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Objective: To explore the relationship between the use of fake tanning lotions and repeated sunburn among South Australian adults, with a view to informing the Anti-Cancer Foundation of South Australia's (ACFSA) policy on fake tanning products.Study design: Population survey.Participants: 2005 South Australians aged 18 years or older, selected randomly from the electronic White Pages.Main outcome measures: Self-reported use of fake tanning lotions in the past 12 months; frequency of sunburn over summer; and various sun-protective behaviours.Results: 2005 of the 2536 eligible participants (79%) were surveyed by telephone. Fake tan use was most prevalent among women (15.9%), people aged 18-24 years (15.4%), and people with household incomes above $40 000 per year (11.9%). Fake tan users were more likely than non-users to use sunscreens (81.3% v 56.5%; P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-78
JournalMedical Journal of Australia
Publication statusPublished - 2001


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