Table 4

 National Prevalence Study: reasons children had not used sunbeds* (weighted baseline=2882)

No% (95% CI)
Not interested/use other tan option†:
 Overall156554.3 (52.5 to 56.1)
 Not interested in getting tan148251.4 (49.6 to 53.2)
 No need (no detail)200.7 (0.4 to 1.0)
 No need because already dark skinned/already have tan140.5 (0.2 to 0.7)
 Not interested150.5 (0.3 to 0.8)
Health risk†120241.7 (39.9 to 43.5)
Practical reason†:
 Overall39013.5 (12.3 to 14.8)
 Expense2157.5 (6.5 to 8.4)
 No access to a sunbed/no salons near by1685.8 (5.0 to 6.7)
Not allowed/advised not to†:
 Overall1234.3 (3.5 to 5.0)
 Too young622.2 (1.6 to 2.7)
 Not allowed381.3 (0.9 to 1.7)
 Salon staff advised against use230.8 (0.5 to 1.1)
Other‡1796.2 (5.3 to 7.1)

*Weighted numbers are rounded; respondents could select multiple options.

†Options in each group selected by less than 0.5% are not shown.

‡6.2% chose other reasons but these each accounted for fewer than 1% of responses.