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Am J Public Health. 1992 Dec;82(12):1677-80.

Trends in tans and skin protection in Australian fashion magazines, 1982 through 1991.

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Department of Community Medicine, University of Sydney, Westmead Hospital, Australia.

Abstract

We rated 3971 photographs of models from midsummer editions of six Australian fashion magazines from 1982-1983 to 1990-1991 for tan on a 9-point scale, for the presence of hats, for sun-protective clothing, and for shade setting. With the exception of the 1990-1991 sample, there was an increasing proportion of light tans over the years. Men were more likely to be deeply tanned than were women. The proportion of models wearing hats followed an increasing linear trend across the five periods. Three quarters of the outdoor photographs were taken in unshaded settings. In unshaded settings, 17% of the women and 5% of the men wore hats.

PMID:
1456348
PMCID:
PMC1694553
DOI:
10.2105/ajph.82.12.1677
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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