CRAIG A.ELMETSMDMOLLY A.HINSHAWMDJAY C.KLEMMEMD, MPHMARK R.PITTELKOWMDMARIA L. CHANCOTURNERMDMARTIN A.WEINSTOCKMD, PhDDAVID T.WOODLEYMD
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The failure of efforts to alter tanning behaviors may be a result of the addictive nature of UV light. A survey was administered to undergraduate college students to determine the existence of substance-related disorder (SRD). Of 385 respondents, 12% scored positively on the cut down, annoyed, guilty, eye-opener indicating SRD. Women, indoor tanners, students with tanning family and friends, and frequent tanners were significantly more likely than their peers to score positively. A significant proportion of college students demonstrate evidence of SRD with respect to UV light.
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