Table 2: Potentially modifiable respondent behaviours, attitudes, and knowledge for those sunburned inadvertently and those not sunburned (pooled over survey years 1999/00 to 2005/06).

Potentially modifiable variablesUnintentional sunburn
Yes % ()
()
No % ()
()
% within category yes

Main activity<0.001
 Passive recreation24.2 (79)19.4 (412)16.1
 Water-based recreation19.9 (65)12.3 (262)19.9
 Paid work5.2 (17)4.0 (84)16.8
 Unpaid work7.0 (23)10.5 (222)9.4
 Unspecified1.0 (3)1.0 (21)12.5
 Active recreation42.8 (140)52.9 (1122)11.1
Missing 830
Shade status<0.001
 Part shade20.9 (70)21.1 (452)13.4
 Unshaded67.8 (227)59.2 (1265)15.2
 Shade11.3 (38)19.7 (422)8.3
Missing 05
Sunscreen use0.023
 Yes47.6 (156)40.9 (856)15.4
 No52.4 (172)59.1 (1238)12.2
Missing 758
Attitudes towards tanning13.9 (5.3)15.7 (5.9)<0.001
Missing 12
SunSmart knowledge2.4 (1.5)2.2 (1.5)0.017
Duration outdoors 163.1 (94.4)134.3 (87.3)<0.001
Body coverage59.9 (21.9)62.9 (21.6)0.019

Note. Percentages (may not be total 100% due to rounding) except for mean (SD). Chi-square test for independence. -test for independent samples. Row percentages were calculated, representing the percentage of those unintentionally sunburned within each category of the measures.