Percentage of Adults Who Have Been Diagnosed With Skin Cancer

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 1209 6.2 0.2 5.8 6.6
GENDER
Male 548 6.4 0.3 5.8 7.0
Female 661 6.0 0.3 5.4 6.5
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 1 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.6
25-34 years 10 0.9 0.4 0.1 1.6
35-44 years 33 1.9 0.4 1.2 2.7
45-54 years 111 4.9 0.5 3.9 5.9
55-64 years 270 8.4 0.6 7.3 9.5
65+ years 784 18.1 0.7 16.8 19.4
ETHNICITY
Hispanic 9 0.8 0.3 0.2 1.4
Non-Hispanic 1194 6.8 0.2 6.3 7.2
RACE
White only 1175 7.1 0.2 6.6 7.5
Black or African American only 4 1.2 0.7 0.0 2.6
Other race only 7 0.8 0.4 0.1 1.6
More than one race 7 2.0 0.8 0.4 3.6
EDUCATION
Less than high school 47 4.5 0.8 2.9 6.2
High school graduate or G.E.D 347 6.2 0.4 5.5 6.9
Some college 342 6.3 0.4 5.6 7.1
College graduate 473 6.8 0.3 6.1 7.4
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 70 3.9 0.5 2.8 4.9
$15,000 to $24,999 160 5.5 0.5 4.5 6.5
$25,000 to $34,999 124 6.1 0.7 4.8 7.4
$35,000 to $49,999 166 6.1 0.5 5.1 7.2
$50,000 or more 468 6.6 0.4 5.9 7.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 399 3.9 0.2 3.5 4.4
Out of work 27 4.5 1.4 1.8 7.1
Homemaker/Student 70 3.2 0.5 2.2 4.2
Retired 637 17.3 0.7 15.9 18.7
Unable to work 66 5.0 0.7 3.7 6.4
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 592 12.5 0.6 11.3 13.6
1 to less than 20 hours 97 7.5 0.9 5.6 9.3
20 hours to less than 40 hours 102 3.9 0.4 3.1 4.7
40 hours to less than 60 hours 282 4.0 0.3 3.4 4.5
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 725 6.9 0.3 6.3 7.4
Divorced/Seperated 151 6.0 0.7 4.6 7.3
Widowed 276 15.5 1.0 13.5 17.4
Never married 53 1.3 0.3 0.8 1.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Living with a disability 430 9.8 0.5 8.7 10.8
Living without a disability 744 5.3 0.2 4.8 5.7
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 88 9.7 1.1 7.4 11.9
Rural 131 7.3 0.9 5.6 8.9
Densely-settled rural 177 5.2 0.4 4.4 6.1
Semi-Urban 181 5.7 0.5 4.7 6.6
Urban 632 6.1 0.3 5.6 6.7
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Insured 1186 7.1 0.2 6.6 7.5
Uninsured 21 1.3 0.5 0.4 2.2
DIABETES STATUS
Have diabetes 194 9.4 0.7 7.9 10.8
No diabetes 1013 5.8 0.2 5.4 6.3
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
Current Asthma 111 6.2 0.7 4.9 7.5
No current asthma 1087 6.2 0.2 5.8 6.6
ARTHRITIS STATUS
Have arthritis 596 11.5 0.5 10.4 12.6
No arthritis 608 4.4 0.2 4.0 4.8
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
14+ days mental health NOT good 69 4.1 0.6 2.9 5.2
<14 days mental health NOT good 1121 6.4 0.2 6.0 6.9
SMOKING STATUS
Current Smoker 106 3.8 0.5 2.8 4.7
Non-smoker 1059 6.8 0.2 6.3 7.3
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 371 5.7 0.4 4.9 6.4
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 466 7.4 0.4 6.6 8.1
Obese, BMI>=30 323 6.1 0.4 5.4 6.9
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Participates in leisure time physical activity 879 5.9 0.2 5.5 6.4
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 329 7.0 0.5 6.1 8.0
VETERAN STATUS
Served on active duty 276 13.2 0.8 11.6 14.9
Did not serve on active duty 931 5.3 0.2 4.9 5.7

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