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 1104 6.2 0.2 5.7 6.6
GENDER
Male 536 6.5 0.3 5.8 7.1
Female 568 5.8 0.3 5.3 6.4
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 2 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.6
25-34 years 8 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.6
35-44 years 29 2.1 0.5 1.2 3.0
45-54 years 102 4.9 0.5 3.8 6.0
55-64 years 221 8.1 0.6 6.9 9.3
65+ years 742 17.8 0.7 16.5 19.2
ETHNICITY
Hispanic 4 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.3
Non-Hispanic 1093 6.8 0.2 6.3 7.3
RACE
White only 1071 7.0 0.3 6.5 7.5
Black or African American only 2 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.6
Other race only 9 1.7 0.7 0.3 3.1
More than one race 13 3.8 1.2 1.4 6.2
EDUCATION
Less than high school 35 3.6 0.7 2.2 4.9
High school graduate or G.E.D 264 5.3 0.4 4.6 6.0
Some college 307 6.1 0.4 5.3 6.9
College graduate 488 7.9 0.4 7.1 8.7
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 42 3.2 0.6 2.0 4.5
$15,000 to $24,999 130 5.7 0.6 4.5 6.9
$25,000 to $34,999 113 6.0 0.7 4.7 7.3
$35,000 to $49,999 149 6.3 0.6 5.1 7.5
$50,000 or more 444 6.7 0.4 5.9 7.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 353 3.8 0.2 3.4 4.3
Out of work 26 4.8 1.2 2.5 7.1
Homemaker/Student 48 1.9 0.3 1.3 2.6
Retired 600 17.5 0.8 16.0 19.0
Unable to work 56 5.9 0.9 4.1 7.7
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 540 12.1 0.6 10.9 13.3
1 to less than 20 hours 73 7.4 1.0 5.4 9.3
20 hours to less than 40 hours 103 4.8 0.6 3.7 5.9
40 hours or more 245 3.8 0.3 3.2 4.4
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 662 6.9 0.3 6.3 7.5
Divorced/Seperated 131 5.9 0.6 4.7 7.2
Widowed 256 15.0 1.1 12.9 17.1
Never married 55 1.3 0.2 0.8 1.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Living with a disability 380 9.2 0.6 8.1 10.3
Living without a disability 666 5.2 0.2 4.8 5.7
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 76 7.8 1.0 5.8 9.8
Rural 108 5.6 0.6 4.4 6.9
Densely-settled rural 160 5.2 0.5 4.2 6.1
Semi-Urban 186 6.0 0.5 5.0 7.0
Urban 574 6.4 0.3 5.8 7.1
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Insured 1065 6.8 0.2 6.4 7.3
Uninsured 35 1.8 0.4 1.0 2.5
DIABETES STATUS
Have diabetes 182 10.5 0.9 8.8 12.3
No diabetes 921 5.7 0.2 5.3 6.1
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
Current Asthma 104 6.8 0.8 5.3 8.3
No current asthma 989 6.1 0.2 5.6 6.5
ARTHRITIS STATUS
Have arthritis 571 12.3 0.6 11.2 13.4
No arthritis 530 4.1 0.2 3.7 4.5
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
14+ days mental health NOT good 86 5.9 0.8 4.3 7.4
<14 days mental health NOT good 995 6.2 0.2 5.7 6.6
SMOKING STATUS
Current Smoker 97 3.7 0.4 2.8 4.5
Non-smoker 952 6.7 0.3 6.2 7.2
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 353 6.5 0.4 5.7 7.3
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 387 7.1 0.4 6.2 7.9
Obese, BMI>=30 282 5.7 0.4 4.9 6.4
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Participates in leisure time physical activity 826 6.0 0.2 5.5 6.5
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 276 6.6 0.5 5.7 7.6
VETERAN STATUS
Served on active duty 260 12.7 0.9 11.0 14.4
Did not serve on active duty 836 5.3 0.2 4.8 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.