Table 2: Students’ behaviour according to place of residence.

Distance from the sea
0–5 km10–15 km15–20 km>20 km Pearson's test
(%) (%) (%) (%)

Do you put a hat on when under the sun?Always748 (47.5)48 (54.5)21 (13.5)163 (47.4)<0.001
Do you sit in the shade at the beach?Always737 (46.8)44 (50)64 (41.3)188 (54.7)0.019
Do you wear sunglasses?Always616 (39.1)51 (58)23 (14.8)142 (41.4)<0.001
Do you use sunscreen?Always1263 (80.2)61 (69.3)102 (65.8)264 (76.7)<0.001
What was the SPF of your sunscreen?Over 30457 (29.1)21 (23.9)23 (14.8)140 (40.7)<0.001
Do you like to be tanned?No920 (58.4)55 (62.5)90 (58.1)177 (51.5)<0.001
No921 (58.5)65 (73.9)68 (43.9)202 (58.7)
Last summer, did you get reddish skin or a sunburn on your face or body? Yes532 (33.8)19 (21.6)75 (48.4)108 (31.4)<0.001
I don’t remember 122 (7.7)4 (4.5)12 (7.7)34 (9.9)
Less than 20125 (8.4)7 (8)9 (5.8)56 (16.3)
How many times did you go to the beach (for a swim) last summer?20 to 40173 (11.7)18 (20.5)28 (18.1)63 (18.3)<0.001
Over 401067 (72.1)58 (65.9)97 (62.6)180 (52.3)
I don’t remember 115 (7.8)5 (5.7)21 (13.5)45 (13.1)