How we protect our skin is one of the biggest ways to keep from getting skin cancer, but something we don't have much control over is a contributing factor too: Where you live. Not only do latitude and longitude play a role, but cultural norms do as well. For example, it's still quite acceptable (and coveted) to want to be tan in the United States whereas many folks in Asia actually associate a tan with the lower class. Forbes did the research and figured out the worst places to live (or be from) in terms of skin cancer incidence. Here are the top five regions with the greatest per-capita skin cancer ratios:
- North America, Cuba
- Eastern Europe
- Australia, Asia Pacific and East Asia
- Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Where does your country fall on the list?