Table 1.

Characteristics by skin cancer status of 485 participants of the Nambour Skin Cancer Study, 1996-2004

SCC
BCC
Yes (n = 59), n (%)No (n = 426), n (%)P*Yes (n = 77), n (%)No (n = 408), n (%)P*
Sex
    Male38 (64)185 (43)0.00246 (60)177 (43)0.008
    Female21 (36)241 (57)31 (40)231 (57)
Age
    Age (mean) in 1996 (y)63 y54 y<0.000161 y54 y<0.0001
Skin color
    Fair41 (69)226 (53)0.0453 (69)214 (53)0.04
    Medium15 (25)172 (41)19 (25)168 (41)
    Olive3 (5)27 (6)5 (6)25 (6)
Propensity to burn/tan after acute sun exposure
    Always burn20 (34)77 (18)0.00421 (27)76 (19)0.12
    Burn then tan36 (61)299 (70)49 (64)286 (70)
    Tan only3 (5)49 (12)7 (9)45 (11)
Painful sunburns during life
    None14 (25)74 (18)0.0619 (25)69 (17)0.33
    1 Burn12 (21)58 (14)7 (9)63 (16)
    ≥2 Burns31 (54)285 (68)49 (65)267 (67)
Smoking status in 1996
    Never22 (37)236 (55)0.00536 (47)222 (55)0.12
    Current5 (8)38 (9)5 (6)38 (9)
    Ex32 (54)152 (36)36 (47)148 (36)
History of skin cancer before 1996
    No17 (29)309 (73)<0.000119 (25)307 (75)<0.0001
    Yes42 (71)117 (27)58 (75)101 (25)
  • * P from Mantel-Haenzel χ2 test (categorical data) or ANOVA (continuous data).