Must-Know Sunburn Statistics [Recent Analysis]

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"Approximately 42% of US adults report getting sunburned each year."

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"Sunburn can occur within 15 minutes of being exposed to the sun’s UV rays."

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"About 90% of non-melanoma skin cancers are caused by excessive exposure to the sun’s UV radiation."

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"More than one-third of adults and nearly 30% of adolescents report sunburn in the past year."

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"In 2014, the prevalence of sunburn among US adults was highest among those aged 18–29 years (52%) and lowest among those aged ≥65 years (30%)."

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"Sunburn rates were highest in non-Hispanic white adults (63%) compared to black (10%) and Hispanic (16%) adults."

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"5 or more blistering sunburns between ages 15 and 20 increase the risk of melanoma by 80%."

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"About 14,320 new cases of melanoma are diagnosed in the UK each year, many of which are due to sunburn."

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"Approximately 75% of Australians aged 18-24 experienced at least one sunburn per year."

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"Sun exposure causes 90% of premature skin aging, such as wrinkles and age spots, resulting from sunburn."

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"70.3% of beachgoers in the United States are sunburned."

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"Only about 29% of US adults apply sunscreen to all exposed skin before going outside."

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"People who have a history of sunburns are twice as likely to develop melanoma as those who have not had sunburns."

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"Sunburns in childhood are more likely to increase the risk of melanoma later in life."

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