Prevalence and correlates of indoor tanning

Elliot J. Coups, L. Alison Phillips

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This chapter systematically reviews recent research on the prevalence and correlates of indoor tanning. We review the literature on the extent to which indoor tanning facilities are accessible to individuals in various geographic regions in the United States and internationally. Documenting the prevalence and accessibility of indoor tanning provides an indication of the need for interventions to reduce engagement in this health-damaging behavior, and also facilitates tracking of future trends in indoor tanning. Examination of the correlates of indoor tanning provides insight on populations that might benefit most from relevant policy changes or public health interventions. The chapter also considers several issues regarding the measurement of indoor tanning behaviors. Directions for future research are outlined throughout the chapter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationShedding Light on Indoor Tanning
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages35
ISBN (Electronic)9789400720480
ISBN (Print)9400720475, 9789400720473
StatePublished - Nov 1 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)


  • Age differences in indoor tanning
  • Artificial UV exposure
  • Artificial tanning
  • Availability of indoor tanning
  • Behavioral correlates of indoor tanning
  • Correlates of indoor tanning
  • Demographic correlates of indoor tanning
  • Historical context of indoor tanning
  • Indoor tanning facilities
  • Measurement of indoor tanning
  • Medical effects of indoor tanning
  • Medical history and physical characteristic correlates of indoor tanning
  • Prevalence of indoor tanning
  • Sex differences in indoor tanning
  • Social correlates of indoor tanning
  • Systematic review

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    Coups, E. J., & Phillips, L. A. (2012). Prevalence and correlates of indoor tanning. In Shedding Light on Indoor Tanning (Vol. 9789400720480, pp. 33-67). Springer Netherlands.