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C-20.3 Data Details

C-20.3 Reduce the proportion of adolescents in grades 9 through 12 who report using artificial sources of ultraviolet light for tanning

About the Data

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

National Data Source
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (CDC/NCHHSTP)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
Baseline (Year)
15.6 (2009)
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Number of students in grades 9 through 12 who have used an indoor tanning device at least one time during past 12 months
Number of students in grades 9 through 12
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2009 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System:


During the past 12 months, how many times did you use an indoor tanning device such as a sunlamp, sunbed, or tanning booth? (Do not include getting a spray-on tan.)

  1. 0 times
  2. 1 or 2 times
  3. 3 to 9 times
  4. 10 to 19 times
  5. 20 to 39 times
  6. 40 or more times
Data Collection Frequency
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable
Methodology Notes

Data include adolescents who have used an indoor tanning device one or more times in the past 12 months.