2010 - 2013 Tanning Equipment Use Indicator Report

Purpose of the Health Indicator Report

To provide information on the use of tanning equipment by adults aged 18 and over in Halton Region.

Key Findings

Overall Findings and Trends Over Time

  • From 2010 to 2013 there were no statistically significant changes in the percent of Halton adults aged 18 and over who reported having used tanning equipment in the last 12 months.
  • Due to small sample sizes, data from 2010, 2012 and 2013 were combined for analysis for the remainder of this report.
  • For 2010 to 2013 combined, 5% (±1) of Halton adults aged 18 and over reported having used tanning equipment in the last 12 months. More specifically:
    • 2% (±0.5) reported having used tanning equipment 1 to 5 times in the last 12 months
    • 1% (±0.4) reported having used tanning equipment 6 to 11 times in the last 12 months
    • 1% (±0.3) reported having used tanning equipment 12 or more times in the last 12 months

Sex

  • For 2010 to 2013 combined, Halton females [7%(±1)] aged 18 and over were more likely than males [3%(±1)] to report having used tanning equipment in the last 12 months. This difference was statistically significant.

Age

  • For 2010 to 2013 combined, young adults in Halton were more likely than older adults to report having used tanning equipment in the last 12 months. This difference was statistically significant when comparing adults aged 18-24 [14%(±5)] to adults aged 45-64 [4%(±1)].

Municipality

  • For 2010 to 2013 combined, there were no statistically significant differences by municipality in the percent of adults aged 18 and over in Halton who reported having used tanning equipment in the last 12 months.

Income and Education

  • For 2010 to 2013 combined, Halton adults aged 18 and over in the high income group [8%(±2)] were significantly more likely than adults in the middle [4%(±1)] and low income [4%(±1)] groups to report having used tanning equipment in the last 12 months.
  • For 2010 to 2013 combined, there were no statistically significant differences by education in the percent of adults aged 18 and over in Halton who reported having used tanning equipment in the last 12 months.