Sunnier European countries have lower melanoma mortality

Shipman, A R, Clark, A B and Levell, N J (2011) Sunnier European countries have lower melanoma mortality. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, 36 (5). pp. 544-547. ISSN 0307-6938

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Abstract

Doubt has been cast on sunlight as the major causative factor for malignant melanoma. We performed statistical analysis of the average annual sunlight hours in 36 European capital cities compared with the country's melanoma mortality rate. A significant inverse proportionality was identified in both men and women, indicating that sun exposure is unlikely to be the strongest factor affecting mortality from malignant melanoma.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © The Author(s). CED © 2011 British Association of Dermatologists.
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2017 02:22
Last Modified: 10 May 2020 23:49
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/62477
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2230.2011.04024.x

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