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Parental Support for Age-based Indoor Tanning Restrictions.
Am J Prev Med. 2017 Oct; 53(4):473-480.AJ

Abstract

INTRODUCTION

Regulatory agencies, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, are considering policies to ban indoor tanning for youth aged <18 years. Using data from a nationally representative sample, this study assessed parental support for age-based bans as well as less restrictive parental permission requirements.

METHODS

Data came from an online survey completed by 1,244 parents of adolescents aged 11-17 years. Weighted multivariable logistic regression models assessed correlates of supporting an indoor tanning ban for youth aged <18 years. Data collection and analysis occurred in 2016.

RESULTS

Almost two thirds (65%) of parents agreed with indoor tanning bans for youth, with smaller proportions having no opinion (23%) or disagreeing (12%). Support for bans increased with greater perceived harm of indoor tanning for adolescents (OR=2.66, 95% CI=1.97, 3.59) and decreased with greater perceived benefits (OR=0.49, 95% CI=0.36, 0.67). Compared with support for bans, support for parental permission requirements was somewhat higher, with 79% of parents agreeing with the policy. Most parents (60%) agreed with both policies; only 4% disagreed with both.

CONCLUSIONS

Age-based indoor tanning restrictions, including bans, engender broad-based support among parents. Communicating the harm of indoor tanning may facilitate the implementation of these policies.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts; Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, Massachusetts. Electronic address: melissa_gilkey@hphc.org.Department of Oncology, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, District of Columbia; Cancer Prevention and Control Program, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Washington, District of Columbia.Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts; Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, Massachusetts; Department of Dermatology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts; Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, Massachusetts.Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

28522236

Citation

Gilkey, Melissa B., et al. "Parental Support for Age-based Indoor Tanning Restrictions." American Journal of Preventive Medicine, vol. 53, no. 4, 2017, pp. 473-480.
Gilkey MB, Mays D, Asgari MM, et al. Parental Support for Age-based Indoor Tanning Restrictions. Am J Prev Med. 2017;53(4):473-480.
Gilkey, M. B., Mays, D., Asgari, M. M., Kornides, M. L., & McRee, A. L. (2017). Parental Support for Age-based Indoor Tanning Restrictions. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 53(4), 473-480. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2017.03.011
Gilkey MB, et al. Parental Support for Age-based Indoor Tanning Restrictions. Am J Prev Med. 2017;53(4):473-480. PubMed PMID: 28522236.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Parental Support for Age-based Indoor Tanning Restrictions. AU - Gilkey,Melissa B, AU - Mays,Darren, AU - Asgari,Maryam M, AU - Kornides,Melanie L, AU - McRee,Annie-Laurie, Y1 - 2017/05/15/ PY - 2016/12/04/received PY - 2017/02/07/revised PY - 2017/03/14/accepted PY - 2017/5/20/pubmed PY - 2018/5/31/medline PY - 2017/5/20/entrez SP - 473 EP - 480 JF - American journal of preventive medicine JO - Am J Prev Med VL - 53 IS - 4 N2 - INTRODUCTION: Regulatory agencies, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, are considering policies to ban indoor tanning for youth aged <18 years. Using data from a nationally representative sample, this study assessed parental support for age-based bans as well as less restrictive parental permission requirements. METHODS: Data came from an online survey completed by 1,244 parents of adolescents aged 11-17 years. Weighted multivariable logistic regression models assessed correlates of supporting an indoor tanning ban for youth aged <18 years. Data collection and analysis occurred in 2016. RESULTS: Almost two thirds (65%) of parents agreed with indoor tanning bans for youth, with smaller proportions having no opinion (23%) or disagreeing (12%). Support for bans increased with greater perceived harm of indoor tanning for adolescents (OR=2.66, 95% CI=1.97, 3.59) and decreased with greater perceived benefits (OR=0.49, 95% CI=0.36, 0.67). Compared with support for bans, support for parental permission requirements was somewhat higher, with 79% of parents agreeing with the policy. Most parents (60%) agreed with both policies; only 4% disagreed with both. CONCLUSIONS: Age-based indoor tanning restrictions, including bans, engender broad-based support among parents. Communicating the harm of indoor tanning may facilitate the implementation of these policies. SN - 1873-2607 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/28522236/Parental_Support_for_Age_based_Indoor_Tanning_Restrictions_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0749-3797(17)30201-5 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -