Table 1.

Proportion of controls (n = 1101), ages 25 to 59 years, in a population-based case–control study (23) who reported adequate use of sunscreen in the past decade by age at interview

Age at interview (years)
Sunscreen patternTotal<3030–3940–4950–59
% reporting…
Almost always use sunscreen with SPF 15 or greater56.950.054.460.256.1
Apply thick coating of sunscreen9.38.810.99.98.1
Covered all or most of skin with sunscreen63.954.462.270.260.4
Almost always reapplied sunscreen after 2 hours10.17.410.911.29.2
Almost always used even when not planning to be in the sun6.