Saturday, September 14th, 2013

According to the latest Roy Morgan findings, 1.9 million (53%) New Zealanders are worried about getting skin cancer.

According to the latest Roy Morgan findings, 1.9 million (53%) New Zealanders are worried about getting skin cancer. Kiwi women are more concerned about getting skin cancer than their male counterparts, 58% and 49% respectively.

The concern of getting skin cancer is a worry shared across all age groups. The most concerned are Kiwis aged 35-49 years, closely followed by the 25-34 year olds. The 14-24 year olds and the 50+ are significantly less concerned (52% and 49% respectively).

New Zealanders worried about getting skin cancer

Source: Roy Morgan Single Source (New Zealand), October 2011 – September 2012 (n = 11,770).

Pip Elliott, General Manager, Roy Morgan Research NZ, says:

“Some of New Zealanders worry about getting skin cancer and this has remained consistent over the past five years. Men and those aged 50 and over are the least concerned segments of the population whereas their female counterparts and those aged 25-49 year olds are the most concerned.

“Getting skin cancer is more of a concern for those living in the North Island than those in the South. With further breakdown, Gisborne comes out as the most concerned about getting skin cancer with 67%, followed by the Bay of Plenty and Nelson. This is not surprising given that these regions are in the top six for the most sunshine hours per annum.

“As we head into summer, it is imperative that all New Zealanders remember the Being SunSmart slogan ‘slip, slop, slap and wrap’ ( and play their part in doing what they can to avoid getting skin cancer.”

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1.9 million (53%) New Zealanders are worried about getting skin cancer



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