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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2336/15808
Title:
Risk factors for malignant melanoma in an Icelandic population sample.
Authors:
Rafnsson, Vilhjalmur; Hrafnkelsson, Jon; Tulinius, Hrafn; Sigurgeirsson, Bardur; Olafsson, Jon H
Citation:
Risk factors for malignant melanoma in an Icelandic population sample. 2004, 39 (2):247-52notPrev Med
Issue Date:
1-Aug-2004
Abstract:
OBJECTIVES: To describe the constitutional risk factors for malignant melanoma and exposure to sunlight in a population sample in Iceland. METHODS: Information on various risk factors for malignant melanoma was collected through mailed questionnaires sent to a random sample of the Icelandic population. The information collected was the first phase of a prospective study on malignant melanoma among aircrew members as compared to a population sample. RESULTS: The overall participation rate was about 50%. Seven percent of women and six percent of men had red hair color. Blue or green eye color was reported among 89% of women and 87% of men. Sixteen percent of women aged 20 to 39 had used sun beds more than 100 times during their lifetime, while the corresponding figure was 12% for men of the same age. Younger age groups had more sunny vacations than the older age groups. The frequency of sunburn differed in the groups with reported different skin types according to Fitzpatrick classification. CONCLUSION: The high prevalence of sun bed usage among young women is concurrent with the increased incidence of malignant melanoma among young women registered in the nationwide cancer registry. Young people have more often used sun beds and taken sunny vacation than the older, indicating a changed behavior in the population.
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dc.contributor.authorRafnsson, Vilhjalmur-
dc.contributor.authorHrafnkelsson, Jon-
dc.contributor.authorTulinius, Hrafn-
dc.contributor.authorSigurgeirsson, Bardur-
dc.contributor.authorOlafsson, Jon H-
dc.date.accessioned2008-01-08T11:09:00Z-
dc.date.available2008-01-08T11:09:00Z-
dc.date.issued2004-08-01-
dc.date.submitted2007-01-08-
dc.identifier.citationRisk factors for malignant melanoma in an Icelandic population sample. 2004, 39 (2):247-52notPrev Meden
dc.identifier.issn0091-7435-
dc.identifier.pmid15226032-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ypmed.2004.03.027-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/15808-
dc.descriptionTo access publisher full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Links fielden
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVES: To describe the constitutional risk factors for malignant melanoma and exposure to sunlight in a population sample in Iceland. METHODS: Information on various risk factors for malignant melanoma was collected through mailed questionnaires sent to a random sample of the Icelandic population. The information collected was the first phase of a prospective study on malignant melanoma among aircrew members as compared to a population sample. RESULTS: The overall participation rate was about 50%. Seven percent of women and six percent of men had red hair color. Blue or green eye color was reported among 89% of women and 87% of men. Sixteen percent of women aged 20 to 39 had used sun beds more than 100 times during their lifetime, while the corresponding figure was 12% for men of the same age. Younger age groups had more sunny vacations than the older age groups. The frequency of sunburn differed in the groups with reported different skin types according to Fitzpatrick classification. CONCLUSION: The high prevalence of sun bed usage among young women is concurrent with the increased incidence of malignant melanoma among young women registered in the nationwide cancer registry. Young people have more often used sun beds and taken sunny vacation than the older, indicating a changed behavior in the population.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAcademic Pressen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/B6WPG-4CBW58K-2/2/47fcaaa3a6115c630822bc85e5ba1e4den
dc.subject.meshAdulten
dc.subject.meshEnvironmental Exposureen
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshIcelanden
dc.subject.meshIncidenceen
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshMelanomaen
dc.subject.meshPrevalenceen
dc.subject.meshProspective Studiesen
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen
dc.subject.meshRisk Factorsen
dc.subject.meshSkin Neoplasmsen
dc.subject.meshSunlighten
dc.subject.meshTime Factorsen
dc.titleRisk factors for malignant melanoma in an Icelandic population sample.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Preventive Medicine, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland. vilraf@hi.isen

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