Tanning Habits

A new report sheds light on the tanning habits of teen girls and young women.

The American Academy of Dermatology survey found about a third of the 3,800 respondents had used a tanning bed in the past year, with one out of four tanning on a regular basis. All of the women in the survey were white.

A large majority of surveyed women (81%) said they had tanned outside during the past year. Researchers say melanoma rates among young women are increasing faster than males of the same age.

Previous studies show indoor tanning increases the risk of melanoma by as much as 75-percent.

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