Table 1

Characteristics of Study Sample (N = 242)

Variable

Sample %


Sex

Male

40.9

Female

59.1

High school grade

9th

38.8

10th

5.0

11th

26.0

12th

30.2

Race/ethnicity

Hispanic

5.4

Non-Hispanic white

86.4

Non-Hispanic Asian

3.7

Non-Hispanic black

1.2

Non-Hispanic other

3.3

Fitzpatrick skin type

I

11.6

II

12.5

III

18.3

IV

34.9

V

17.8

VI

5.0

Number of people know with skin cancer

0

52.5

1

43.8

2

3.3

3

0.4

Knowledge of skin cancer and its prevention (M = 4.36, SD = 1.47)

0

2.9

1

2.1

2

5.8

3

13.6

4

21.5

5

29.8

6

24.4


Note. M = mean; SD = standard deviation.

Heckman and Coups BMC Public Health 2011 11:679   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-679

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