Observed use of sunglasses in public outdoor settings around melbourne, Australia: 1993 to 2002.
M Lagerlund, HG Dixon, JA Simpson, M Spittal, H TAYLOR, SJ Dobbinson
Preventive Medicine | Elsevier | Published : 2006
BACKGROUND: Wearing sunglasses may reduce the risk of cataract and of skin cancer in the periorbital area. Understanding predictors of sunglasses use may help identify groups with lower usage patterns. METHODS: An annual observational field survey of teenagers and adults at leisure at outdoor venues around Melbourne, Australia was conducted between 11 am and 3 pm on mainly sunny, summer weekends (n=42,207). The serial cross-sectional survey assessed sun protection behaviors, including use of sunglasses from 1993 to 2002, and other variables hypothesized to predict sun-related behavior (sex, age, SES, activity level and setting, size of social group, and weather conditions). Predictors of use..View full abstract