C-20.4 Reduce the proportion of adults aged 18 and older who report using artificial sources of ultraviolet light for tanning

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
No
Measure
percent (age adjusted—see Comments)
Baseline (Year)
5.6 (2010)
Target
3.6
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of persons aged 18 years and older who report using indoor tanning devices
Denominator
Number of persons aged 18 years and older
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2008 National Health Interview Survey Cancer Control Supplement:

[NUMERATOR:]

DURING THE PAST 12 MONTHS, how many times have you used any of the following indoor tanning devices -- a sunlamp, sunbed or tanning booth EVEN ONE TIME? Do NOT include times you have gotten a spray-on tan.

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

Comments

Methodology Notes

Data include persons who used indoor tanning devices 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+