Cancer Causes Control (2017) 28:985–996 DOI 10.1007/s10552-017-0926-7 OR IGINAL PAPER Associations between sun exposure and other lifestyle variables in Swedish women 1 2,6,10 3 2,4,5 2,7,8,9 • • • • R. Scragg S. Sandin M. Lo ¨ f H.-O. Adami E. Weiderpass Received: 19 January 2017 / Accepted: 8 July 2017 / Published online: 14 July 2017 Springer International Publishing AG 2017 Abstract 2 months, adjusting for demographic and lifestyle vari- Purpose Sun exposure is associated with risk of several ables. Tobacco smokers were less likely to report sunburn chronic diseases including cancer. The study aim is to and to use sunscreen, and more likely to sunbath and use investigate whether sun behaviors are related to other solaria, compared with non-smokers. Physical activity was lifestyle risk factors of cancer. associated positively with swimming and sunbathing, and Methods We analyzed data collected in 2003–2004 by with the separate use of solaria and sunscreens, but not with self-completed questionnaire from 34,402 Swedish number of sunburns. The lifestyle variables that explained women aged 40–61 years, who comprised 70% of a most of the variation in sun behavior were alcohol and cohort of originally recruited from a population registry smoking. in 1991–1992 (n
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