Percentage of Adults Who Had Been Diagnosed With Skin Cancer

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 1950 6.2 0.2 5.9 6.5
GENDER
Male 865 6.5 0.3 6.0 7.0
Female 1085 5.9 0.2 5.5 6.3
AGE GROUP
18-24 Years 2 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.4
25-34 Years 15 0.8 0.2 0.3 1.2
35-44 Years 50 1.8 0.3 1.3 2.4
45-54 Years 217 5.6 0.4 4.8 6.4
55-64 Years 417 8.4 0.4 7.5 9.3
65+ Years 1249 19.0 0.6 17.9 20.0
ETHNICITY
Hispanic 14 1.0 0.3 0.4 1.6
Non-Hispanic 1933 6.6 0.2 6.3 7.0
RACE
White Only 1903 7.1 0.2 6.8 7.5
Black or AA only 4 0.7 0.4 0.0 1.6
Other Race Only 23 1.0 0.3 0.5 1.5
More than one race 19 4.1 1.3 1.5 6.7
EDUCATION
Less than high school 106 4.4 0.5 3.4 5.4
High school graduate or G.E.D. 558 6.1 0.3 5.5 6.7
Some college 564 6.2 0.3 5.6 6.8
College graduate 721 7.0 0.3 6.4 7.6
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 132 4.0 0.4 3.2 4.9
$15,000 - $24,999 316 6.0 0.4 5.2 6.9
$25,000 - $34,999 269 7.3 0.5 6.3 8.3
$35,000 - $49,999 290 6.9 0.5 6.0 7.8
$50,000+ 668 6.5 0.3 5.9 7.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages or Self-employed 609 4.0 0.2 3.6 4.4
Out of work 41 2.8 0.6 1.7 3.9
Homemaker or Student 83 2.4 0.3 1.8 3.0
Retired 1119 18.2 0.6 17.1 19.3
Unable to work 95 5.9 0.7 4.5 7.2
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 1090 13.2 0.5 12.3 14.1
1-19 hours 94 5.8 0.7 4.4 7.1
20-39 hours 150 3.3 0.3 2.7 3.9
40+ hours 444 4.2 0.2 3.7 4.6
MARITAL STATUS
Married or member of an unmarried couple 1107 7.0 0.2 6.5 7.5
Divorced or seperated 255 5.6 0.4 4.8 6.5
Widowed 516 16.2 0.8 14.7 17.7
Never married 69 1.0 0.2 0.6 1.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Living with a disability 812 9.8 0.4 9.0 10.6
Living without a disability 1102 5.1 0.2 4.7 5.5
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 107 6.3 0.7 4.9 7.7
Rural 241 7.6 0.6 6.5 8.7
Densely-settled Rural 346 6.4 0.4 5.6 7.1
Semi-urban 283 5.6 0.4 4.8 6.4
Urban 973 6.0 0.2 5.6 6.5
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Insured 1880 7.1 0.2 6.7 7.5
Uninsured 68 1.8 0.3 1.2 2.3
DIABETES STATUS
Have diabetes 314 10.0 0.6 8.8 11.3
No diabetes 1634 5.8 0.2 5.4 6.1
ARTHRITIS STATUS
Have arthritis 962 12.7 0.5 11.8 13.6
No arthritis 979 4.2 0.2 3.9 4.5
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS
Fair or poor health 491 9.8 0.5 8.8 10.8
Excellent, very good or good health 1452 5.5 0.2 5.2 5.9
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
14+ days mental health not good 171 5.8 0.5 4.8 6.9
<14 days mental health not good 1753 6.2 0.2 5.9 6.6
SMOKING STATUS
Current smoker 231 4.1 0.3 3.4 4.8
Non-smoker 1710 6.8 0.2 6.4 7.1
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight (BMI<25) 687 6.3 0.3 5.7 6.8
Overweight (25<=BMI<30) 750 7.2 0.3 6.6 7.8
Obese (BMI>=30) 457 5.5 0.3 4.9 6.1
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Participates in leisure time physical activity 1342 6.0 0.2 5.6 6.3
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 580 7.0 0.4 6.3 7.7
AEROBIC AND STRENGTHENING EXERCISE (4 LEVEL)
Met Both Aerobic and Strengthening Guidelines 295 6.0 0.4 5.2 6.8
Met Aerobic Guidelines Only 666 7.1 0.3 6.5 7.8
Met Strengthening Guidelines Only 107 5.1 0.6 4.0 6.3
Did not meet Either Aerobic or Strengthening Guideline 794 6.0 0.3 5.5 6.5
AEROBIC AND STRENGTHENING EXERCISE (2 LEVEL)
Met Both Aerobic and Strengthening Guidelines 295 6.0 0.4 5.2 6.8
Did Not Meet Both Aerobic and Strengthening Guidelines 1567 6.3 0.2 5.9 6.7
VETERAN STATUS
Served on active duty 453 12.6 0.6 11.4 13.9
Not served on active duty 1497 5.3 0.2 5.0 5.7

Numerator: Respondents reporting they had been told by a doctor, nurse, or
other health professional that they had skin cancer.
Denominator: All respondents, excluding unknowns and refusals.