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During summer, an estimated 304,800 (86.5% of persons aged 15 and over) used hats as a sun protection measure, while 299,800 (85.1%) used sunglasses, and 272,800 (77.4%) used sunscreen. An estimated 59,700 persons sometimes used an umbrella during summer while an estimated 83,800 (23.8%) persons never deliberately avoided direct sunlight in summer.
The 14.7% of Tasmanians aged 15 and over who sunbaked included:
Some 56.8% of those who sunbaked were female and 61.3% were aged 15-34 years.
An estimated 29,700 persons had a history of skin cancer, with those in older age groups (55 and over) accounting for 65.3% of all persons with a history of skin cancer.
(Source: Health Issues, Tasmania, cat. no. 4396.6)