Table 3: Frequencies and percentages of correct responses to knowledge of skin cancer (descending order).

StatementsCorrect responses (%)

Sun exposure causes most skin cancers 87 (79.8%)
Most skin cancers can be prevented 80 (73.4%)
Skin cancer can cause death 80 (73.4%)
When skin cancer is detected early, the cure rate is very high 78 (71.6%)
The sun’s rays are the strongest at midday 77 (70.6%)
A person with fair skin color needs the most protection from the sun 74 (67.9%)
Sunburn causes lasting damage to the skin74 (67.9%)
Experts suggest using sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or higher 73 (67%)
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer 55 (50.5%)
Melanoma is the least serious form of skin cancer 47 (43.1%)