This study is subject to certain limitations.
First, the findings apply only to youth who attend high school and may not represent all persons in this age group.
Second, indoor tanningwas is self-reported, and the degree of misreporting cannot be determined. Although reliability data are not available for the indoor tanning or sunburn questions, there is evidence of good test-retest reliability on many other YRBS questions.
Last, because we used cross-sectional data, we were unable to examine causation between sunburn and indoor tanning.
Prevalence of Indoor Tanning and Association With Sunburn Among Youth in the United States
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