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Figure 6.5.9: Using sunscreen by education

Percent of adults (25+) who report using sunscreen in the last 12 months, Middlesex-London, 2015 and 2017

Figure 6.5.9: Using sunscreen by education
Rapid Risk Factor Surveillance System (RRFSS) [2015 & Sept-Dec, 2017], Extracted: Mar 27, 2019
*Estimate should be interpreted with caution due to high variability

Those with more education reported higher rates of always or often applying sunscreen when exposed to the sun. More than half of those with post-secondary education reported the application of sunscreen always or often when exposed to the sun (52.9%) compared to 20.3% of those with less than a secondary school education.

Those in the lowest education group had much higher rates of reporting rarely or never wearing sunscreen.