Table 3

 Estimation of number of melanoma cases attributed to sunbed use in Europe

PopulationAttributable fraction (%)*Incidence case caused by ever use of sunbeds
MenWomenMenWomenTotal
Austria†6.510.6345286
Belgium†6.510.641102143
Denmark8.113.052106157
Finland‡5.89.4294372
France1.43.847157203
Germany6.510.65009041404
Greece§0.41.3133
Iceland3.96.1112
Ireland1.65.852530
Italy§0.41.3155267
Luxembourg†6.510.6246
Norway‡5.89.4385795
Portugal§0.41.3178
Spain0.41.362632
Sweden5.89.471113184
Switzerland5.18.754101155
Netherlands†6.510.6114231345
United Kingdom1.65.887357444
Total109623413438

*Calculated from relative risk determined in present meta-analysis and various surveys on prevalence of sunbed use in population.

†Prevalence data for Germany were used for Austria, Luxembourg, Belgium, and Netherlands.

‡Prevalence data for Sweden were used for Finland and Norway. As no data were reported for men, we applied the male:female ratio from Germany survey to Sweden prevalence data.

§Prevalence data for Spain were used for Greece, Italy, and Portugal.