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Table 3 Sun safety practices item by item amongst farmers in western New South Wales

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

Sun safety practice n (%)
Never Sometimes Half the time Most of the time Always
Reapply sunscreen every 2 h 41 (28.9) 56 (39.4) 19 (13.4) 19 (13.4) 7 (4.9)
Wear sunglasses 16 (11.3) 15 (10.6) 8 (5.6) 34 (23.9) 69 (48.6)
Wear a long sleeve shirt 8 (5.7) 24 (17.1) 18 (12.9) 36 (25.7) 54 (38.6)
Wear long trousers 4 (2.8) 17 (12.1) 28 (19.9) 36 (25.5) 56 (39.7)
Use a portable shade 19 (13.5) 49 (34.8) 25 (17.7) 28 (19.9) 20 (14.2)
Avoid sun during peak times 33 (23.6) 56 (40.0) 19 (13.6) 26 (18.6) 6 (4.3)
Use no sun protection 58 (45.0) 52 (40.3) 7 (5.4) 7 (5.4) 5 (3.9)
  Wide brimmed Bucket hat Legionnaire’s Cap No hat
Which hat do you wear most often? 96 (69.6) 9 (6.5) 2 (1.4) 27 (19.6) 4 (2.9)