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Sun protection use behaviour among university students from 25 low, middle income and emerging economy countries

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dc.date.accessioned 2015-03-12 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T17:48:47Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T17:48:47Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/2073
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study was to investigate the sun protection use behaviour among university students from 25 low, middle income and emerging economy countries. Using anonymous questionnaires, data were collected from 18,687 undergraduate university students aged 18-30 years (mean age 20.8, SD=2.8) from 26 universities in 25 countries across Asia, Africa and the Americas. Overall, 57.2% of university students reported liking to sunbathe and of those only 48.1% used sun protection when sunbathing. In multivariate logistic regression, younger age, being female, coming from a wealthy or quite well off economic family background, living in an upper middle or high income country, lighter skin tone, and other health behaviours were found to be associated with sun protection use behaviour. Low sun protection use calls for health promotion programmes to prevent unprotected sun exposure. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject RISK BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject UNIVERSITY STUDENTS en
dc.subject HEALTH en
dc.subject PROTECTION en
dc.subject SUNBATHING en
dc.subject LOW INCOME POPULATION en
dc.title Sun protection use behaviour among university students from 25 low, middle income and emerging economy countries en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 16(4) en
dc.BudgetYear 2014/15 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.SourceTitle Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention en
dc.ArchiveNumber 8516 en
dc.PageNumber 1385-1389 en
dc.outputnumber 7277 en
dc.bibliographictitle Pengpid, S. & Peltzer, K. (2015) Sun protection use behaviour among university students from 25 low, middle income and emerging economy countries. <i>Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention</i>. 16(4):1385-1389. en
dc.publicationyear 2015 en
dc.contributor.author1 Pengpid, S. en
dc.contributor.author2 Peltzer, K. en


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