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 2157 6.3 0.2 6.0 6.6
GENDER
Female 1168 5.9 0.2 5.5 6.3
Male 989 6.6 0.2 6.2 7.1
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 5 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.5
25-34 years 24 0.9 0.2 0.5 1.3
35-44 years 73 2.2 0.3 1.7 2.8
45-54 years 179 4.2 0.3 3.5 4.8
55-64 years 441 8.4 0.4 7.5 9.2
65+ years 1435 19.3 0.5 18.3 20.3
ETHNICITY
Non-hispanic 2142 6.9 0.2 6.6 7.2
Hispanic 11 0.6 0.2 0.2 1.0
RACE
White only 2106 7.3 0.2 7.0 7.7
Black or African American only 4 0.4 0.2 0.0 0.8
Other race only 23 1.3 0.3 0.7 2.0
More than one race 16 2.2 0.6 1.0 3.4
EDUCATION
Less than high school 143 5.4 0.5 4.4 6.4
High school graduate or G.E.D 595 6.4 0.3 5.8 7.0
Some college 601 5.7 0.3 5.2 6.2
College graduate 818 7.3 0.3 6.7 7.8
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 125 3.8 0.4 3.0 4.7
$15,000 to $24,999 323 5.4 0.4 4.7 6.1
$25,000 to $34,999 285 7.8 0.5 6.8 8.8
$35,000 to $49,999 330 6.6 0.4 5.8 7.4
$50,000 or more 793 6.7 0.3 6.2 7.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 674 3.9 0.2 3.5 4.2
Out of work 49 2.5 0.4 1.7 3.3
Homemaker/Student 82 2.5 0.3 1.9 3.1
Retired 1218 18.7 0.6 17.6 19.8
Unable to work 129 7.2 0.8 5.7 8.7
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 1128 13.0 0.4 12.1 13.8
1 to less than 20 hours 141 7.1 0.7 5.7 8.4
20 hours to less than 40 hours 168 3.7 0.3 3.1 4.4
40 plus hours 504 4.1 0.2 3.7 4.5
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 1223 7.2 0.2 6.7 7.6
Divorced/Separated 281 5.3 0.4 4.5 6.0
Widowed 540 16.4 0.7 14.9 17.8
Never married 111 1.4 0.2 1.0 1.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Not living with a disability 1333 5.1 0.2 4.8 5.5
Living with a disability 808 10.7 0.4 9.8 11.5
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 140 8.3 0.8 6.8 9.8
Rural 246 7.8 0.6 6.7 8.9
Densely-settled rural 352 6.4 0.4 5.7 7.2
Semi-Urban 325 5.7 0.4 5.0 6.4
Urban 1094 6.0 0.2 5.6 6.4
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Uninsured 72 1.6 0.2 1.2 2.1
Insured 2083 7.3 0.2 6.9 7.6
DIABETES STATUS
No diabetes 1802 5.9 0.2 5.6 6.2
Have diabetes 353 10.2 0.6 9.0 11.4
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
No current asthma 1957 6.3 0.2 6.0 6.6
Current asthma 188 6.1 0.5 5.0 7.1
ARTHRITIS STATUS
No 1070 4.4 0.2 4.1 4.7
Yes 1073 12.4 0.4 11.6 13.2
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
<14 days mental health NOT good 1952 6.4 0.2 6.0 6.7
14+ days mental health NOT good 176 5.5 0.5 4.6 6.5
SMOKING STATUS
Non-smoker 1885 6.9 0.2 6.5 7.2
Current smoker 236 3.9 0.3 3.3 4.5
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 775 6.6 0.3 6.1 7.2
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 794 7.0 0.3 6.5 7.6
Obese, BMI>=30 527 5.7 0.3 5.1 6.2
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
No 565 6.4 0.3 5.8 7.1
Yes 1514 6.3 0.2 6.0 6.7
VETERAN STATUS
Did not serve on active duty 1661 5.4 0.2 5.1 5.7
Served on active duty 496 12.6 0.6 11.3 13.8

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.