Skin Cancer and UV Exposure-Related Behaviors Among Appalachian and Non-Appalachian Adults

Minal Patel, Katrina Serrano, Elise Rice, Chan Thai, Kelly Blake & Robin C. Vanderpool
Introduction: Appalachian communities experience elevated rates of cancer incidence and mortality relative to other regions in the U.S. Specifically, melanoma mortality rates are higher in Appalachia compared to the national average, despite comparable incidence rates. Purpose: To examine differences in self-reported history of skin cancer and prevalence of two UV exposure behaviors between Appalachian and non-Appalachian adults in a nationally representative sample. Methods: Data are from four cross-sectional cycles of the Health Information National Trends...

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  • 2020
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Affiliations

  • National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
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  • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
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  • Santa Clara University
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  • National Cancer Institute
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