Sunnier European countries have lower melanoma mortality

A R Shipman, A B Clark, N J Levell

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)544-547
Number of pages4
JournalClinical and Experimental Dermatology
Volume36
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011

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