Sun-safe behaviour among secondary school students in Australia.

  title={Sun-safe behaviour among secondary school students in Australia.},
  author={John B. Lowe and Ron Borland and Warren R. Stanton and Peter D Baade and Victoria White and Kevin P. Balanda},
  journal={Health education research},
  volume={15 3},
This paper reports data on the first national survey of sun-protection measures of Australian secondary school students. A cross-sectional survey of a representative sample of 23,915 Australian school children in Years 7-12 was conducted in 1993. Students were questioned about usual sun-protection practices, beliefs about skin cancer and suntans, and sunburn history. The results showed differences in sun-protection behaviours as a function of 'year level', 'gender', 'skin type' and 'concern… CONTINUE READING

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