Table 3

 Use of sunbeds* nationally, by age, sex, region, and city. Figures are percentages (95% confidence intervals)

Weighted NoI have used sunbedsI have never used a sunbed but may doI have never used a sunbed and would not want to
National Prevalence Study†
Overall31016.0 (5.1 to 6.8)14.9 (13.7 to 16.2)78.0 (76.6 to 79.5)
By age (years):
 11-1417251.8 (1.2 to 2.4)15.6 (13.9 to 17.3)81.6 (79.7 to 83.4)
 15-17137611.2 ( 9.5 to 12.9)14.1 (12.3 to 15.9)73.5 (71.2 to 75.9)
By sex:
 Boys15893.5 (2.6 to 4.4)12.5 (10.8 to 14.1)82.8 (80.9 to 84.6)
 Girls15128.6 (7.2 to 10.0)17.5 (15.6 to 19.4)73.1 (70.8 to 75.3)
By region:
 North overall84611.0 (8.9 to 13.1)
  North17410.9 (6.3 to 15.6)13.2 (8.2 to 18.3)75.9 (69.5 to 82.2)
  North west36814.1 (10.6 to 17.7)12.2 (8.9 to 15.6)73.9 (69.4 to 78.4)
  Yorkshire and Humber3047.2 (4.3 to 10.1)11.2 (7.6 to 14.7)81.6 (77.2 to 85.9)
 Midlands overall5754.2 (2.5 to 5.8)
  East Midlands2153.7 (1.2 to 6.3)19.1 (13.8 to 24.3)75.8 (70.1 to 81.5)
  West Midlands3604.4 (2.3 to 6.6)16.7 (12.8 to 20.5)75.6 (71.1 to 80.0)
 South overall16784.2 (3.3 to 5.2)
  East Anglia1167.8 (2.9 to 12.6)12.1 (6.1 to 18.0)80.2 (72.9 to 87.4)
  London5343.2 (1.7 to 4.7)15.7 (12.6 to 18.8)79.0 (75.6 to 82.5)
  South east7014.6 (3.0 to 6.1)16.7 (13.9 to 19.5)77.9 (74.8 to 81.0)
  South west3274.0 (1.9 to 6.1)13.5 (9.8 to 17.2)82.6 (78.5 to 86.7)
Six Cities Study
High density of sunbeds‡:
 Liverpool103420.0 (17.5 to 22.4)14.7 (12.5 to 16.8)64.7 (61.8 to 67.6)
 Stoke/Stafford10356.8 (5.2 to 8.3)19.1 (16.7 to 21.5)72.3 (69.6 to 75.0)
 Sunderland103518.0 (15.6 to 20.3)19.2 (16.8 to 21.6)62.4 (59.5 to 65.4)
Low density of sunbeds‡:
 Bath/Gloucester10356.6 (5.1 to 8.1)13.2 (11.1 to 15.2)74.3 (71.6 to 77.0)
 Oxford/Cambridge10347.5 (5.9 to 9.1)18.3 (15.9 to 20.6)71.2 (68.4 to 74.0)
 Southampton10356.2 (4.7 to 7.7)17.7 (15.4 to 20.0)70.7 (67.9 to 73.5)

*Weighted numbers are rounded.

†33 respondents (after weighting) said they “did not know” in National Prevalence Study.

‡Cities defined according to high or low density of sunbed salons per population.