Table 2

General population characteristics and comparisons of tanning bed user and non-user characteristics

Sample

(n = 1501)

Tanning Bed users*

(n = 426)

Non-user

(n = 1075)

Sig.

Variable

N

%

N

%

N

%

p


Sex

Male

727

48.4

166

22.8

561

77.2

.000

Female

774

51.6

260

33.6

514

66.4

Age group

14 – 17

81

5.4

15

18.5

66

81.5

.000

18 – 29

220

14.6

86

39.1

134

60.9

30 – 44

426

28.4

184

43.2

242

56.8

45 – 59

341

22.7

75

22.0

266

78.0

60+

432

28.8

64

14.8

368

85.2

Level of education

< High School Diploma

373

26.0

83

22.3

290

77.7

.004

= High school Diploma

483

33.7

148

30.6

335

69.4

> High School Diploma

578

40.3

182

31.5

396

68.5

Marital status

single

561

37.4

173

30.8

388

69.2

.001

married

697

46.5

204

29.3

493

70.7

widowed

139

9.3

19

13.7

120

86.3

divorced

103

6.8

28

27.2

75

72.8


*All respondents who reported to have used tanning beds at least once before in their lifetime and more.

Börner et al. BMC Dermatology 2009 9:6   doi:10.1186/1471-5945-9-6

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