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C-20.2 Data Details

C-20.2 Reduce the proportion of adults aged 18 years and older who report sunburn

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

National Data Source
National Health Interview Survey (NHIS); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (CDC/NCHS)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
Yes
Measure
percent (age adjusted—see Comments)
Baseline (Year)
37.5 (2010)
Target
33.8
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of persons aged 18 years and older who report having a sunburn at least one time in the past 12 months
Denominator
Number of persons aged 18 years and older
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2010 National Health Interview Survey Cancer Control Supplement:

[NUMERATOR:]

DURING THE PAST 12 MONTHS, how many times have you had a sunburn?

  1. None
  2. 1-365 times
  3. Refused
  4. Don't know
Data Collection Frequency
Periodic
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable
Methodology Notes

Data include persons who reported having a sunburn one or more times in the past 12 months.

Age Adjustment

This Indicator uses Age-Adjustment Groups:

  • Total: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Sex: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Race/Ethnicity: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Educational Attainment: 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Family Income: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Family Type: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Country of Birth: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Disability Status: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Geographic Location: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Health Insurance Status: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64
  • Marital Status: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+

Revision History

Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.

Description of Changes Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch

This objective was moved from developmental to measurable in 2013.

References

Additional resources about the objective.

  1. Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T., NCI
    http://cancercontrolplanet.cancer.gov