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dc.contributor.authorScheltinga, Fay
dc.contributor.authorShibl, Rania
dc.contributor.authorGreen, Adele C
dc.contributor.authorNg, Shu-Kay
dc.contributor.authorScuffham, Paul A
dc.contributor.authorCameron, Cate M
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:20:12Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:20:12Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.issn1326-0200
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/1753-6405.12272
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/67802
dc.description.abstractObjective: To compare sun protection by Australian-born and migrant mothers of three-year-old children. Methods: Australian-born and migrant mothers taking part in the Environments for Healthy Living prospective birth-cohort study were asked standard questions about their child's sun protection. Children were given a skin cancer susceptibility score based on grandparents' ethnic origin. Logistic regression was used to estimate odds ratios (ORs) to measure the association of sun protection of children according to mothers' migrant status adjusted for socio-demographic characteristics. Results: A total of 613 Australian-born and 224 migrant mothers of three-year-old children were studied. Mothers who had migrated less than four years ago were more likely to allow their three-year-old to spend more than two hours outdoors between 10 am and 3 pm compared to Australian-born mothers (OR=2.80, 95%CI 1.20-6.57). Mothers from high latitude countries (>45 degrees) were more likely to apply sunscreen to their child than those from lower latitude countries (OR=3.15, 95%CI 1.03-9.61). Conclusions and implications: Strategies should aim to increase general awareness about the need for sun protection of young children, and recent migrants should be alerted to the harms of excessive sun exposure.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom513
dc.relation.ispartofpageto517
dc.relation.ispartofissue6
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
dc.relation.ispartofvolume38
dc.relation.urihttp://purl.org/au-research/grants/NHMRC/428254
dc.relation.grantID428254
dc.relation.fundersNHMRC
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchApplied economics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolicy and administration
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEpidemiology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHealth services and systems
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic health
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode3801
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4407
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4202
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4203
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4206
dc.titleVarying sun protection of young children by migrant and Australian-born mothers
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorScuffham, Paul A.
gro.griffith.authorNg, Shu Kay Angus


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