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Title: Prevalence and factors associated with orolabial lesions in beach workers
Authors: Lucena, Eudes Euler de Souza
Costa, Danielle Clarisse Barbosa
Silveira, Éricka Janine Dantas da
Lima, Kenio Costa de
Keywords: Lip Diseases;Epidemiology;Occupational Exposure;Ultraviolet Rays, adverse effects;Bathing Beaches;Occupational Health
Issue Date: 2012
Citation: LUCENA, Eudes Euler de Souza. Prevalence and factors associated with orolabial lesions in beach workers. Revista de Saúde Pública, v. 46, n. 6, p. 1051-7, 2012.
Portuguese Abstract: OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence and factors associated with orolabial lesions caused by sun exposure in beach workers. METHODS: Cross-sectional study with 362 beach workers from five urban beaches in the city of Natal, northeastern Brazil, from August to December 2010. All subjects completed a validated questionnaire to collect personal, occupational, and health-related information and underwent an orolabial clinical examination by trained examiners. Potential associations between sociodemographic, occupational, and health-related variables and the presence of orolabial lesions were assessed using the chi-square test at a 5% significance level. The multivariate analysis was performed using Poisson regression. RESULTS: Of the 362 workers examined, 27.1% had orolabial lesions. Of these, 76.8% were males, 61.6% dark or black skinned, 94.5% informal workers, and 85.4% reported sun exposure. Most (81.1%) reported using sun protection methods including sunscreen (38.7%), lip balm (15.3%), and cap/hat (72.4%). Twenty-eight percent reported smoking and 48% regular drinking. Sun protection with cap/hat was associated with orolabial lesions caused by sun exposure. CONCLUSIONS: There was found a high prevalence of orolabial lesions in workers exposed to sunlight that was associated with the use of a cap/hat as a sun protection method.
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