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Table 2 Sun safety practice score in farmers by characteristics

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

Characteristic n Mean (SD) t-score F-value P-value
Age group (years), n = 141    0.728 0.537
  < 25 12 15.9 (4.2)    
 25–44 41 14.0 (3.5)    
 45–64 58 14.3 (4.0)    
  ≥ 65 30 14.8 (5.3)    
Gender, n = 143    −0.477 0.634
 Male 89 14.4 (4.2)    
 Female 54 14.7 (4.2)    
Highest education level, n = 143    0.759 0.581
 Primary school 2 12.0 (11.3)    
 Secondary school (Year 10 or prior) 41 14.8 (4.5)    
 Secondary school (Year 12) 24 14.4 (3.8)    
 Diploma or certificate 42 15.1 (3.9)    
 Degree 25 13.6(3.9)    
 Post-graduate qualification 9 13.4 (4.4)    
Annual household income, n = 129    1.132 0.339
 Less than $50,000 37 14.7 (4.7)    
 $50,000 - $75,000 32 14.9 (3.9)    
 $76,000 - $100,000 28 13.6 (3.9)    
 More than $100,000 32 13.5 (3.9)    
Hours spent in the sun daily, n = 140    0.828 0.532
 Less than 0.5 h 3 15.0 (8.9)    
 0.5–2 h 10 13.6 (5.7)    
 2–4 h 22 14.5 (4.9)    
 4–6 h 41 15.4 (3.5)    
 6–8 h 23 13.3 (3.7)    
 More than 8 h 41 14.7 (4.0)    
Fitzpatrick scale skin type, n = 140    1.338 0.259
 Type 1 13 15.0 (4.7)    
 Type 2 43 15.6 (4.6)    
 Type 3 64 14.3 (3.8)    
 Type 4 17 13.5 (4.2)    
 Type 5 3 12.0 (1.0)    
Number of red or painful sunburns in the last year, n = 139    1.802 0.117
 0 52 14.2 (4.7)    
 1 38 15.7 (3.7)    
 2 22 15.4 (2.4)    
 3 16 12.3 (3.8)    
 4 5 14.6 (6.9)    
  ≥ 5 6 14.5 (4.8)    
Barriers to implementing sun safety, n = 143    −2.274 0.024
 Present 89 13.9 (4.2)    
 Absent 54 15.5 (4.0)    
Had a skin cancer removed, n = 143    0.463 0.644
 Yes 60 14.7 (4.2)    
 No 83 14.4 (4.2)