VCAMS Proportion of young people who usually or always protect themselves from the sun using sunscreen and a hat on sunny days in summer

Victorian Child and Adolescent Monitoring System - This data is collected as part of the Victorian Student Health and Wellbeing Survey (VSHWS), also known as 'About you' by DET.

About You included a sample of approximately 6,000 students from 264 Victorian schools, in Years 5, 8 and 11. It also collected direct height and weight measurements for a subsample of around 1,500 students from 80 schools.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) defines Standard Error (SE) as a measure of the variation between any estimated population value that is based on a sample rather than the true value for the population. The Relative Standard Error (RSE) is the standard error expressed as a fraction of the estimated value and is usually displayed as a percentage.

Relative standard errors of 25% to 50% should be used with caution. Relative standard errors greater than 50% are considered too unreliable for general use.

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Additional Information

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Published (Metadata record) 22/09/2015
Last updated 15/10/2015
Organisation Department of Education and Training
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
Data temporal coverage: 01/01/2014 to 31/12/2014