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Effect of Legislation on Indoor Tanning Prevalence in Alabama.
Am J Public Health. 2017 06; 107(6):966-968.AJ

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

To examine changes in indoor tanning prevalence among Alabama high school students the year before and after its 2014 legal restrictions compared with Florida, which had more lenient legislation.

METHODS

We analyzed the Alabama and Florida 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (n = 14 389; population = 1 864 241) by gender, age, year (2013, 2015), state (Alabama, Florida), and year-by-state interactions.

RESULTS

Prevalence of indoor tanning was higher among Alabama youths, but the difference did not significantly change after the law was passed in Alabama (between-state change differences ranged from a 3.3% increase among 14-year-old Alabama girls to a 9.7% decrease among 14-year-old Alabama boys).

CONCLUSIONS

We found no significant changes in indoor tanning among adolescents since the enactment of Alabama's tanning restrictions in 2014. More oversight and monitoring are needed to ensure that indoor tanning facilities are compliant with emerging laws.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Aaron J. Blashill is with the Department of Psychology, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA. Sherry Pagoto is with the Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester.Aaron J. Blashill is with the Department of Psychology, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA. Sherry Pagoto is with the Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

Language

eng

PubMed ID

28426299

Citation

Blashill, Aaron J., and Sherry Pagoto. "Effect of Legislation On Indoor Tanning Prevalence in Alabama." American Journal of Public Health, vol. 107, no. 6, 2017, pp. 966-968.
Blashill AJ, Pagoto S. Effect of Legislation on Indoor Tanning Prevalence in Alabama. Am J Public Health. 2017;107(6):966-968.
Blashill, A. J., & Pagoto, S. (2017). Effect of Legislation on Indoor Tanning Prevalence in Alabama. American Journal of Public Health, 107(6), 966-968. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2017.303716
Blashill AJ, Pagoto S. Effect of Legislation On Indoor Tanning Prevalence in Alabama. Am J Public Health. 2017;107(6):966-968. PubMed PMID: 28426299.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Effect of Legislation on Indoor Tanning Prevalence in Alabama. AU - Blashill,Aaron J, AU - Pagoto,Sherry, Y1 - 2017/04/20/ PY - 2017/4/21/pubmed PY - 2017/6/20/medline PY - 2017/4/21/entrez SP - 966 EP - 968 JF - American journal of public health JO - Am J Public Health VL - 107 IS - 6 N2 - OBJECTIVES: To examine changes in indoor tanning prevalence among Alabama high school students the year before and after its 2014 legal restrictions compared with Florida, which had more lenient legislation. METHODS: We analyzed the Alabama and Florida 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (n = 14 389; population = 1 864 241) by gender, age, year (2013, 2015), state (Alabama, Florida), and year-by-state interactions. RESULTS: Prevalence of indoor tanning was higher among Alabama youths, but the difference did not significantly change after the law was passed in Alabama (between-state change differences ranged from a 3.3% increase among 14-year-old Alabama girls to a 9.7% decrease among 14-year-old Alabama boys). CONCLUSIONS: We found no significant changes in indoor tanning among adolescents since the enactment of Alabama's tanning restrictions in 2014. More oversight and monitoring are needed to ensure that indoor tanning facilities are compliant with emerging laws. SN - 1541-0048 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/28426299/Effect_of_Legislation_on_Indoor_Tanning_Prevalence_in_Alabama_ L2 - http://www.ajph.org/doi/full/10.2105/AJPH.2017.303716?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -