Table 2

Descriptive Statistics for the Study Variables

Variable

%

M

SD

Range


Demographics

Age

46.3

13.3

20-85

Sex

Female

62.4

Male

37.6

Ethnicity

White

99.1

Non-white

.0.9

Education level

High school or less

15.1

Some college

28.6

College degree

31.4

At least some graduate school

25.0

Marital status

Married

68.1

Not married

31.9

Relation to patient with melanoma

Offspring

56.1

Sibling

31.7

Parent

11.9

Medical Factors

Have health insurance

94.1

Visited a dentist in the past year

80.7

Doctor visits in the past year

0

7.2

1-2

33.9

3-4

26.8

≥ 5

32.1

Number of melanoma risk factors

2.6

1.1

1-5

Patient disease stage

0

17.1

1

40.2

2

22.9

3

13.9

4

5.9

Years since patient's diagnosis

2.7

1.5

0.2-6.2

< 1

13.1

1 to < 2

27.9

2 to < 3

16.3

3 to < 4

20.9

Psychological Factors

Sun protection benefits

4.6

0.8

2.1-6.0

Sunscreen barriers

2.3

1.0

1.0-5.4

Sun protection behavior benefits

4.3

0.5

2-5

Benefits of sunbathing

3.7

1.2

1-6

Sunscreen self-efficacy

2.8

1.0

1-6

Photo-aging concerns

5.1

1.0

1-6

Overall perceived risk

46.9

22.7

0-100

Comparative perceived risk

3.5

0.6

1-5

Perceived melanoma severity

4.4

0.8

1-6

Distress about patient's melanoma

2.8

1.2

1-5

Knowledge

Knowledge of sun protection guidelines

0.9

0.7

0-2

Knowledge about sunscreen and sun exposure

9.1

1.5

3-11

Social Influence Factors

Physician recommendation for sun protection

0.6

0.8

0-3

Image norms for tanness

3.5

0.8

1.2-6.0

Sun protection norms

3.5

0.8

1.1-5.4

Sunbathing norms

3.7

1.0

1.0-6.0

Outcome Variables

Sun protection behaviors

2.8

0.7

1.0-3.8

Sunbathing

1.9

0.1

1-5


Note: N = 545

Manne et al. BMC Public Health 2011 11:122   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-122

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