Table 5

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

Age (years)Sex
11-1415-17BoysGirls
No% (95% CI)No% (95% CI)No% (95% CI)No% (95% CI)
Not interested/use other tan option89553.4 (51.0 to 55.8)67255.8 (53.0 to 58.6)96663.9 (61.5 to 66.3)59743.6 (41.0 to 46.2)
Health risk64838.7 (36.3 to 41.0)55446.0 (43.2 to 48.8)49933.0 (30.6 to 35.4)70351.3 (48.7 to 54.0)
Practical reason22513.4 (11.8 to 15.1)16313.5 (11.6 to 15.5)19713.0 (11.3 to 14.7)19214.0 (12.2 to 15.9)
Not allowed/advised not to1066.3 (5.2 to 7.5)191.6 (0.9 to 2.3)442.9 (2.1 to 3.8)795.8 (4.5 to 7.0)
Other1277.6 (6.3 to 8.8)504.1 (3.0 to 5.3)1026.7 (5.5 to 8.0)785.7 (4.5 to 6.9)

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