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 1065 5.9 0.2 5.5 6.3
GENDER
Female 588 5.6 0.3 5.1 6.2
Male 477 6.2 0.3 5.5 6.9
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 3 0.6 0.3 0.0 1.2
25-34 years 6 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.8
35-44 years 28 1.9 0.4 1.1 2.7
45-54 years 99 4.2 0.5 3.2 5.2
55-64 years 227 8.3 0.6 7.1 9.5
65+ years 702 17.9 0.7 16.6 19.3
ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic 1057 6.4 0.2 5.9 6.8
Hispanic 6 1.1 0.5 0.2 2.1
RACE
White only 1044 6.9 0.3 6.4 7.4
Black or African American only 2 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
Other race only 5 1.0 0.5 0.0 2.0
More than one race 11 2.9 1.0 1.0 4.8
EDUCATION
Less than high school 53 4.0 0.7 2.7 5.3
High school graduate or G.E.D 302 6.0 0.4 5.2 6.8
Some college 295 5.7 0.4 5.0 6.5
College graduate 415 6.8 0.4 6.0 7.6
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 85 4.7 0.6 3.4 5.9
$15,000 to $24,999 155 5.1 0.5 4.1 6.1
$25,000 to $34,999 132 6.5 0.6 5.3 7.8
$35,000 to $49,999 163 6.9 0.6 5.7 8.2
$50,000 or more 387 6.0 0.4 5.2 6.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 327 3.6 0.2 3.2 4.1
Out of work 21 3.1 0.9 1.4 4.8
Homemaker/Student 40 1.9 0.4 1.2 2.7
Retired 622 17.5 0.7 16.1 18.9
Unable to work 55 5.3 0.9 3.6 7.0
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 597 12.4 0.6 11.2 13.5
1 to less than 20 hours 62 6.0 0.9 4.3 7.7
20 hours to less than 40 hours 79 3.3 0.4 2.5 4.2
40 plus hours 230 3.7 0.3 3.1 4.3
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 634 6.6 0.3 6.1 7.2
Divorced/Separated 149 6.3 0.7 4.9 7.7
Widowed 248 14.5 1.0 12.4 16.5
Never married 33 1.0 0.2 0.5 1.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Do not have a disability 656 5.0 0.2 4.5 5.4
Have a disability 406 9.4 0.5 8.4 10.5
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 64 7.3 1.0 5.3 9.4
Rural 134 8.0 0.8 6.5 9.5
Densely-settled rural 167 5.8 0.5 4.7 6.8
Semi-Urban 141 5.6 0.6 4.5 6.7
Urban 559 5.5 0.3 5.0 6.1
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Uninsured 26 1.4 0.3 0.7 2.0
Insured 1036 6.8 0.3 6.3 7.3
DIABETES STATUS
No diabetes 895 5.6 0.2 5.2 6.1
Have diabetes 170 8.6 0.8 7.1 10.1
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
No current asthma 965 5.8 0.2 5.4 6.2
Current Asthma 94 7.2 0.9 5.3 9.0
ARTHRITIS STATUS
No arthritis 513 4.1 0.2 3.7 4.6
Have arthritis 546 11.5 0.6 10.4 12.6
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
<14 days mental health NOT good 980 6.0 0.2 5.6 6.5
14+ days mental health NOT good 73 4.9 0.7 3.5 6.3
SMOKING STATUS
Non-smoker 957 6.5 0.3 6.1 7.0
Current smoker 101 3.3 0.4 2.5 4.1
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 378 6.0 0.4 5.3 6.8
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 419 7.3 0.4 6.4 8.1
Obese, BMI>=30 254 4.9 0.4 4.2 5.6
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 245 6.0 0.5 5.1 6.9
Participates in leisure time physical activity 819 5.9 0.2 5.4 6.4
VETERAN STATUS
Did not serve on active duty 801 5.0 0.2 4.5 5.4
Served on active duty 264 13.4 0.9 11.6 15.2

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.