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 2155 6.4 0.2 6.1 6.7
GENDER
Male 1046 6.8 0.2 6.3 7.3
Female 1109 6.0 0.2 5.6 6.4
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 3 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.4
25-34 years 21 0.7 0.2 0.3 1.0
35-44 years 47 1.7 0.3 1.2 2.2
45-54 years 197 5.3 0.4 4.5 6.1
55-64 years 448 8.6 0.4 7.7 9.4
65+ years 1439 18.7 0.5 17.7 19.7
ETHNICITY
Hispanic 14 1.0 0.3 0.4 1.6
Non-hispanic 2134 7.0 0.2 6.6 7.3
RACE
White only 2085 7.2 0.2 6.9 7.6
Black or African American only 4 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.6
Other race only 19 2.7 0.7 1.3 4.2
More than one race 29 4.2 0.9 2.5 6.0
EDUCATION
Less than high school 93 4.5 0.5 3.5 5.5
High school graduate or G.E.D 598 6.6 0.3 6.1 7.2
Some college 562 5.8 0.3 5.3 6.3
College graduate 896 7.7 0.3 7.1 8.2
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 96 4.3 0.5 3.2 5.3
$15,000 to $24,999 261 5.5 0.4 4.7 6.3
$25,000 to $34,999 181 5.7 0.5 4.7 6.6
$35,000 to $49,999 306 7.0 0.5 6.1 7.9
$50,000 or more 920 7.2 0.3 6.7 7.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 701 4.0 0.2 3.7 4.4
Out of work 31 2.6 0.6 1.5 3.7
Homemaker/Student 111 2.9 0.3 2.2 3.5
Retired 1192 17.8 0.5 16.7 18.9
Unable to work 98 6.5 0.8 5.0 8.0
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 1128 13.2 0.4 12.3 14.0
1 to less than 20 hours 146 7.9 0.8 6.4 9.5
20 hours to less than 40 hours 182 3.9 0.3 3.3 4.6
40 plus hours 481 4.0 0.2 3.6 4.4
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 1320 7.2 0.2 6.8 7.6
Divorced/Seperated 283 6.4 0.5 5.5 7.3
Widowed 462 15.4 0.8 13.9 17.0
Never married 90 1.1 0.2 0.8 1.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Living with a disability 800 11.1 0.4 10.2 12.0
Not living with a disability 1279 5.2 0.2 4.8 5.5
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 137 7.8 0.8 6.3 9.3
Rural 233 7.3 0.5 6.3 8.4
Densely-settled rural 371 6.6 0.4 5.8 7.4
Semi-Urban 311 6.2 0.4 5.4 7.0
Urban 1103 6.1 0.2 5.7 6.5
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Insured 2106 7.2 0.2 6.8 7.5
Uninsured 44 1.5 0.3 0.9 2.0
DIABETES STATUS
Have diabetes 352 10.6 0.6 9.3 11.9
No diabetes 1800 5.9 0.2 5.6 6.3
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
Current asthma 205 7.5 0.6 6.3 8.7
No current asthma 1936 6.3 0.2 6.0 6.6
ARTHRITIS STATUS
Yes 1058 12.6 0.4 11.7 13.4
No 1086 4.4 0.2 4.1 4.7
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
14+ days mental health NOT good 158 5.6 0.5 4.5 6.7
<14 days mental health NOT good 1968 6.5 0.2 6.2 6.8
SMOKING STATUS
Current smoker 180 3.9 0.4 3.2 4.6
Non-smoker 1885 7.0 0.2 6.7 7.4
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 624 6.1 0.3 5.5 6.7
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 774 7.6 0.3 7.0 8.2
Obese, BMI>=30 623 6.3 0.3 5.7 6.8
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Yes 1444 6.5 0.2 6.2 6.9
No 542 6.8 0.3 6.2 7.5
VETERAN STATUS
Served on active duty 519 13.2 0.6 11.9 14.4
Did not serve on active duty 1624 5.5 0.2 5.2 5.8

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.