Table 2

Tanning related characteristics by gender among indoor tanners

Female

Male

Indoor Tanners

Indoor Tanners

n = 206

n = 46

Characteristic

Median (IQR) or %

Median (IQR) or %

P valuea


Age first tanned indoors (y)

17.0 (16.0-18.0)

21.5 (19.0-24.5)

< 0.001

Indoor tanning sessions (n)

73 (15-240)

13 (3-42)

< 0.001

Tanned indoors between ages 11-15 (%)

10.2

0

0.049

Tanned indoors between ages 16-20 (%)

81.1

45.7

< 0.001

Tanned indoors between ages 21-30 (%)

71.8

78.3

0.482

Tanned indoors between ages 31+ (%)

35.9

32.6

0.799

Ever burned from indoor tanning (%)

39.3

21.7

< 0.001

Burns from indoor tanningb (n)

2 (1-4)

2 (1-3)

0.466


aWilcoxon Rank Sum Test for continuous and 2-sample proportion test for percentages.

bAmong indoor tanners who reported at least one burn.

IQR interquartile range

Lostritto et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:118   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-118

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