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  • There has been a significant decrease in ACT secondary school students reporting getting sunburnt at least once over the previous summer since 1999 and ever having severe sunburn with blistering.
  • In 2014, 74.1% of all secondary school students reported getting sunburnt at least once over the previous summer (71.4% for males, 76.8% females, 73.2% students aged 12-15 years and 75.9% of students aged 16-17 years).
  • In 2014, 27.9% of all secondary school students reported having ever had severe sunburn with blistering (25.4% for males, 30.6% for females, 25.2% for students aged 12-15 years and 33.4% for student aged 16-17 years).
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