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Table 1 Fitzpatrick skin type classification [29]

From: Parents’ knowledge, attitudes and beliefs regarding sun protection in children: a qualitative study

Fitzpatrick skin type Descriptor
1 – Pale white Always burns, does not tan
2 – Fair Burns easily, tans poorly
3 – Darker white Tans after initial burn
4 – Light brown Burns minimally, tans easily
5 – Brown Rarely burns, tans darkly easily
6 – Dark brown or black Never burns, always tans darkly