Table 1.

Background characteristics and levels of PMT variables of the FDRs

n (%)
Race
    White98 (98%)
    Biracial2 (2%)
Marital status
    Married78 (78%)
    Not married22 (22%)
Gender
    Male43 (43%)
    Female57 (57%)
Education
    <College47 (47%)
    >College53 (53%)
Employment status
    Employed76 (76%)
    Not employed24 (24%)
Household income*
    <$40,00023 (24%)
    >$40,00074 (76%)
No. of affected relatives
    One97 (97%)
    Two3 (3%)
Relationship to melanoma patients
    Child62 (62%)
    Sibling23 (23%)
    Parent15 (15%)
Risk factors in addition to family history
    None32 (32%)
    One28 (28%)
    Two30 (30%)
    Three10 (10%)

Mean (SD)
Age (range 23-72)46 (12.8)
Latitude (range 26.16° to 47.53°)33.81° (6.45°)
Perceived risk67.02 (25.52)
Perceived severity17.64 (4.48)
Self-efficacy18.9 (3.36)
Response efficacy20.61 (3.23)
  • * Data not provided by three participants.

  • Latitude is measured in degrees north of the equator.