Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Burn from the Sun Incidence

Facts about sunburn:

  • About 40 percent of adults in the US develop a sunburn each year.
  • Lighter skinned people suffer more frequent and severe sunburns.
  • Sunburns are more common in men than women.
  • Sunburns are more common in children than in adults.
  • Sunburns are more common in regions near the equator.
  • Sunburns are more common at higher altitudes.

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Last Updated: Aug 5, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Burn from the Sun References
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