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 2834 38.3 0.6 37.0 39.5
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 1295 43.0 1.0 41.0 45.0
Female 1539 33.8 0.8 32.2 35.3
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 305 59.8 2.4 55.0 64.6
25-34 years 621 49.1 1.5 46.1 52.1
35-44 years 793 50.1 1.4 47.4 52.8
45-54 years 691 39.0 1.3 36.5 41.5
55-64 years 274 24.0 1.4 21.3 26.7
65+ years 140 6.7 0.6 5.5 7.9
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 89 21.9 2.5 17.0 26.9
Non-Hispanic 2741 39.5 0.7 38.2 40.8
RACE . . . . .
White Only 2698 40.4 0.7 39.0 41.7
Black Only 14 5.0 1.4 2.2 7.8
Other Race Only 86 26.0 2.9 20.3 31.6
More than One Race 31 39.3 6.3 27.0 51.6
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 109 29.1 2.8 23.7 34.6
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 622 29.9 1.2 27.6 32.1
Some College 874 40.8 1.2 38.4 43.2
College Graduate 1229 44.9 1.0 42.9 46.9
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 126 27.3 2.5 22.4 32.2
$15,000 - $24,999 296 26.3 1.6 23.1 29.4
$25,000 - $34,999 380 35.2 1.7 31.9 38.5
$35,000 - $49,999 542 42.6 1.6 39.5 45.6
$50,000+ 1238 51.0 1.1 48.9 53.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 2236 46.3 0.8 44.7 47.9
Out of Work 93 32.9 3.4 26.2 39.5
Homemaker / Student 292 43.7 2.2 39.4 48.1
Retired 154 8.6 0.7 7.1 10.0
Unable to Work 58 18.2 2.6 13.2 23.2
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 193 14.9 1.2 12.5 17.3
1-19 Hours 77 35.0 3.7 27.8 42.2
20-39 Hours 390 46.8 2.0 42.8 50.8
40 + Hours 1754 47.1 0.9 45.3 48.9
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 1864 38.8 0.8 37.4 40.3
Divorced / Separated 441 34.3 1.5 31.3 37.2
Widowed 72 6.4 0.8 4.8 8.0
Never Married 446 53.6 2.1 49.5 57.8
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 385 25.2 1.3 22.8 27.7
Living without a Disability 2410 41.4 0.7 39.9 42.8
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 124 33.7 2.8 28.4 39.1
Rural 339 36.0 1.7 32.6 39.3
Densely-settled Rural 471 39.5 1.6 36.3 42.6
Semi-urban 545 39.2 1.5 36.3 42.1
Urban 1347 38.7 1.0 36.9 40.6
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 197 17.3 1.3 14.7 20.0
Excellent to Good 2637 41.4 0.7 40.0 42.8
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 297 38.1 2.0 34.1 42.1
Insured 2530 38.3 0.7 37.0 39.6
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 108 19.0 1.8 15.4 22.6
No Diabetes 2706 39.6 0.7 38.3 41.0
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 197 33.8 2.2 29.4 38.1
No Current Asthma 2624 38.6 0.7 37.3 39.9
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 238 39.0 2.4 34.3 43.7
<14 days mental health not good 2569 38.2 0.7 36.9 39.5
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 577 39.2 1.5 36.3 42.2
Non-Smoker 2254 38.0 0.7 36.6 39.4
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 1080 39.5 1.1 37.4 41.6
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 1024 38.8 1.1 36.7 40.9
Obese (BMI >= 30) 631 37.3 1.3 34.7 39.9
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 2383 42.5 0.7 41.1 44.0
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 450 24.2 1.2 21.9 26.4

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