TABLE 2

Reported Sunburn and Sun Behaviors at Baseline (2004) and Follow-up (2007) Assessments

QuestionBaseline2004, n (%)Follow-up 2007, n (%)Pa
How many times in the past summer, did your skin stay pink or red after going out in the sun?
 None170 (47.5)161 (45.0).79
 179 (22.1)92 (25.7)
 2+109 (30.4)105 (29.3)
Do you like to get a suntan?
 No159 (46.5)120 (33.5)<.001
 Yes183 (53.5)238 (66.5)
During the past summer, did you spend time in the sun to get a tan?
 No272 (78.2)216 (60.2)<.001
 Yes76 (21.8)143 (39.8)
Did you get a tan on any part of your skin this past summer?
 No48 (13.5)57 (15.9).39
 Yes307 (86.5)302 (84.1)
Outdoor exposure during past summer.
 Low111 (30.9)125 (34.7).55
 Medium131 (36.5)115 (31.9)
 High117 (32.6)120 (33.3)
During the past summer, when you were outside for at least 6 h, how often did you have sunscreen on?
 Never55 (15.5)81 (22.6)<.001
 Rarely47 (13.2)89 (24.9)
 Sometimes76 (21.4)103 (28.8)
 Often108 (30.3)54 (15.1)
 Always70 (19.7)31 (8.7)
  • a P value based on the paired comparison from baseline to follow-up evaluation. For dichotomous variables, the McNemar’s test was used. For variables with 3 or more categories, the Stuart-Maxwell statistic was calculated.