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Table 1 Participant demographics

From: Sun safety knowledge, practices and attitudes in rural Australian farmers: a cross-sectional study in Western New South Wales

Demographic n (%), unless otherwise stated
Age (years), mean ± SD (range) 49 ± 18 (18–89)
Gender, n = 143
 Male 89 (62.2)
 Female 54 (37.8)
Role on farm, n = 143
 Worker 41 (28.7)
 Manager 56 (39.2)
 Owner 36 (25.2)
 Other 10 (7.0)
Primary agricultural commodity, n = 136a
 Cattle 52 (26.9)
 Cropping 32 (16.6)
 Livestock 8 (4.1)
 Sheep 73 (37.8)
 Other (apples, honey, pigs, horses, timber, vegetables) 16 (8.2)
 Not specified 12 (6.2)
Highest education level, n = 143
 Primary or secondary school (year 10 or prior) 43 (30.1)
 Secondary school (year 12) 25 (17.5)
 Diploma/certificate qualification 42 (29.4)
 Degree qualification or post-graduate qualification 33 (23.1)
Annual household income, n = 130
 Less than $50,000 38 (29.2)
 $50,000 - $75,000 32 (24.6)
 $76,000 - $100,000 28 (21.5)
 More than $100,000 32 (24.6)
Hours spent in the sun daily, n = 141
 Less than 0.5 h 3 (2.1)
 0.5–2 h 10 (7.1)
 2–4 h 23 (16.3)
 4–6 h 41 (29.1)
 6–8 h 23 (16.3)
 More than 8 h 41 (29.1)
Number of red or painful sunburns in the last year, n = 140
 0 53 (37.9)
 1 38 (27.1)
 2 22 (15.7)
 3 16 (11.4)
 4 5 (3.6)
  ≥ 5 6 (4.3)
Fitzpatrick scale skin type, n = 140
 Type 1 13 (9.3)
 Type 2 43 (30.7)
 Type 3 64 (45.7)
 Type 4 17 (12.1)
 Type 5 3 (2.1)
 Type 6 0 (0)
Have ever examined themselves for skin cancer, n = 142
 Yes 103 (72.5)
 No 39 (27.5)
Have ever seen a health professional for a skin check, n = 143
 Yes 113 (79.0)
 No 30 (21.0)
Have ever had a skin cancer removed, n = 143
 Yes 60 (42.0)
 No 83 (58.0)
A sun safety protocol is in place at the farm, n = 138
 Yes 63 (45.7)
 No 69 (50.0)
 Not sure 6 (4.3)
Report the presence of a sun safety protocol by farm role type, n = 137
 Farm owner 16 (25.8)
 Farm manager 24 (38.7)
 Farm worker 18 (29.0)
 Other 4 (6.5)
  1. a Some participants named more than one commodity