Journal article

Sun exposure and sun protection in young European children: an EORTC multicentric study.

G Severi, MS Cattaruzza, L Baglietto, M Boniol, J-F Doré, AR Grivegnée, H Luther, P Autier, undefined European Organization for Research Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Melanoma Cooperative Group

Eur J Cancer | Published : 2002


Most European children experience exposure to the sun during the summer holidays. The aim of this study was to examine the behaviour of European children when in the sun during their holidays. In 1995-1997, a total of 631 young children were recruited during a multicentric study in Belgium, Germany, France and Italy. For each holiday period from birth, parents gave detailed information on sun exposure and child behaviour. Predictors and trends over time of sun protection were investigated. Forty percent of children were exposed to sunlight in the first and 86% in the sixth year of life. At the same time, the number of children who experienced sunburns rose from 1 to 23%. In the whole period ..

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