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Table 2 Evaluation of responses

From: Can an hour or two of sun protection education keep the sunburn away? Evaluation of the Environmental Protection Agency's Sunwise School Program

  13–15 years old All persons (5–15 years)
  % Pre (n = 494) % Pre (n = 5,625) % Post (n = 5,028) % Diff % Post (n = 471) % Diff
Knowledge       
Wearing hat & shirt are ways to protect one from the sun 63.2% 60.2% 74.4% 14.2% 79.0% 15.8%
The right number SPF to use 71.7% 51.7% 77.4% 25.7% 85.5% 13.8%
Sun protection and UV Index 43.1% 28.6% 57.0% 28.4% 67.0% 23.9%
Attitudes       
Suntan is good for my skin 23.7% 26.8% 20.1% -6.7% 20.5% *-3.2%
People look healthier with a tan 56.3% 41.1% 37.9% -3.1% 56.3% *0.0%
Practices       
Wear sunscreen 10.4% 25.0% 25.2% *0.2% 9.8% *-0.6%
Wear hats 14.3% 15.2% 17.5% 2.3% 12.7% *-1.7%
Wear long-sleeved shirt 13.3% 16.4% 24.5% 8.1% 22.9% 9.6%
Wear sunglasses 20.6% 21.8% 23.5% 1.6% 19.5% *-1.2%
Intended Practices       
Do you think you will put on sunscreen this summer 36.4% 58.3% 60.9% 2.6% 38.5% *2.1%
I will try to play in the shade instead of the sun 51.2% 67.7% 74.9% 7.2% 60.1% 8.9%