Skin Cancer Prevention Behaviors Among Agricultural and Construction Workers in the United States, 2015
ORIGINAL RESEARCH — Volume 16 — February 7, 2019
Industry and occupation data from the National Health Interview Survey were used to identify 2,747 agricultural and construction workers. Workers in mining industries were excluded (n = 112), yielding 2,635 workers. These 2,635 workers were assessed for skin cancer history and sun exposure exclusion characteristics. A total of 337 workers who had 1 or more of the following characteristics were excluded: 1) family history of melanoma (n = 38), 2) skin cancer diagnosis (melanoma, nonmelanoma, other/unknown) (n = 102), 3) reported they “did not go out in the sun” (n = 218). A total of 449 workers were excluded, yielding a final sample of 2,298 agricultural and construction workers.
Industry and occupation data from the 2015 National Health Interview Survey were used to identify 2,747 agricultural and construction workers. A total of 449 workers were excluded from our study on sun-protection behaviors, yielding a final sample of 2,298 agricultural and construction workers.
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