Percentage of Adults Who Had a Sunburn Within the Past 12 Months

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 1582 38.2 0.9 36.5 39.9
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SEX . . . . .
Male 719 42.8 1.4 40.1 45.5
Female 863 33.8 1.1 31.7 35.8
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 162 57.3 3.4 50.7 64.0
25-34 years 375 51.5 2.1 47.5 55.6
35-44 years 427 48.2 1.8 44.6 51.8
45-54 years 355 36.7 1.7 33.4 40.0
55-64 years 148 26.2 2.0 22.3 30.2
65+ years 104 9.8 1.0 7.8 11.8
RACE/ETHNICITY . . . . .
White Only, Non-Hispanic 1469 40.7 0.9 38.8 42.5
Black Only, Non-Hispanic 10 5.7 1.9 2.0 9.5
Other Race Only, Non-Hispanic 36 30.8 4.8 21.4 40.1
Multiracial, Non-Hispanic 12 26.8 7.6 11.8 41.8
Hispanic 51 27.9 3.9 20.3 35.5
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 57 27.3 3.5 20.5 34.1
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 410 35.2 1.6 32.1 38.3
Some College 470 37.0 1.6 33.8 40.1
College Graduate 642 44.3 1.4 41.5 47.1
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 96 42.1 4.0 34.3 50.0
$15,000 - $24,999 213 29.7 2.0 25.7 33.7
$25,000 - $34,999 209 32.7 2.2 28.4 37.0
$35,000 - $49,999 310 43.0 2.1 39.0 47.0
$50,000+ 619 48.9 1.5 45.9 51.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 1228 45.8 1.1 43.7 47.9
Out of Work 45 37.1 5.2 26.8 47.3
Homemaker / Student 169 44.8 3.1 38.8 50.8
Retired 107 10.2 1.0 8.2 12.2
Unable to Work 30 22.6 4.2 14.5 30.8
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 1017 39.2 1.0 37.2 41.2
Divorced / Separated 224 28.4 1.9 24.7 32.0
Widowed 63 12.5 1.7 9.2 15.9
Never Married 277 52.5 2.8 47.1 57.9
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 241 31.5 1.9 27.7 35.3
Living without a Disability 1333 39.7 1.0 37.8 41.6
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 63 36.7 4.1 28.7 44.6
Rural 183 38.9 2.5 33.9 43.8
Densely-settled Rural 281 42.8 2.2 38.4 47.1
Semi-urban 330 38.6 1.9 34.9 42.4
Urban 720 36.4 1.2 34.0 38.8
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 137 23.0 2.0 19.1 26.9
Excellent to Good 1443 40.5 0.9 38.7 42.4
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 182 35.7 2.6 30.7 40.7
Insured 1398 38.5 0.9 36.7 40.3
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 58 21.0 2.7 15.8 26.2
No Diabetes 1524 39.3 0.9 37.5 41.1
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 290 26.5 1.5 23.5 29.5
No Hypertension 1290 41.8 1.0 39.8 43.8
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 112 38.6 3.1 32.4 44.7
No Current Asthma 1468 38.2 0.9 36.5 40.0
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 130 38.0 3.1 31.9 44.2
<14 days mental health not good 1439 38.4 0.9 36.6 40.2
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 338 39.7 2.0 35.9 43.5
Non-Smoker 1241 37.8 1.0 35.9 39.7
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 587 37.9 1.4 35.0 40.7
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 552 37.9 1.4 35.1 40.7
Obese (BMI >= 30) 377 40.6 1.8 37.1 44.1

Numerator: Respondents reporting they had a sunburn within the past 12 months.
Denominator: All respondents, excluding unknowns and refusals.