Journal article

Sun exposure predicts risk of ocular melanoma in Australia.

Claire M Vajdic, Anne Kricker, Michael Giblin, John McKenzie, Joanne Aitken, Graham G Giles, Bruce K Armstrong

Int J Cancer | Published : 2002


Previous studies examining sun exposure and ocular melanoma have produced inconsistent results. We investigated this association in a population-based case-control study in Australia. Cases (n = 290) aged 18-79 years were diagnosed between January 1996 and July 1998. Controls (n = 893) were randomly selected from the electoral rolls and frequency-matched to cases by age, sex and state. A self-administered questionnaire and a telephone interview measured sun exposure on weekdays and weekends at 10, 20, 30 and 40 years of age and over the whole of life for specific jobs and recreations. Multivariate logistic regression models of ocular melanoma and sun exposure contained age, sex, region of bi..

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