Table 2.

Child's use of sun protection practices, typical UV exposure, and sunburn history

VariableMean (SD)% (N)
Sun protection (% responding “often/always”)
 Wears sunscreen when outside on a sunny day78.50 (252)
 Wears a shirt with sleeves when outside on a sunny day75.08 (241)
 Wears a hat when outside on a sunny day29.91 (96)
 Stays in shade when outside on a sunny day23.05 (74)
 Wears sunglasses when outside on a sunny day8.41 (27)
 Sun protection composite (range, 1–4)2.29 (0.50)
UV exposure during peak hours on summer weekend days
 Mean (range, <1–6)2.91
 ≤1 hour18%
 >1 to ≤3 hours49%
 4–6 hours33%
Sunburn history
 Sunburn in past year (% yes)43.03 (139)
 Blistering sunburn (% yes, lifetime)9.6