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Cancer Trends Progress Report – 2009/2010 Update

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Director's Message
Report Highlights
Introduction
Trends-at-a-Glance
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Prevention
Smoking
Clinicians’ Advice to Quit Smoking
Secondhand Smoke
Diet
Weight and Physical Activity
Sun Protection
Environmental Toxins
Early Detection
Breast and Cervical Cancers
Colorectal Cancer
Diagnosis
Treatment
Bladder, Breast, Colorectal
Kidney, Lung, Ovarian, Prostate
Life After Cancer
End of Life
Prevention
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Diagnosis
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Life After Cancer
End of Life


Summary Table: Prevention – Sun Protection

Only one measure per topic is displayed in the summary table. A complete set of measures, where they exist, can be found in the report.

Trend key: green - headed in the right direction
  red - headed in the wrong direction
  black - stable or non-significant change (NSC)
  blue - Healthy People 2010 target


  Sun protection
1992–2008
Measure Percentage of adults aged 18 years and older who reported that they usually or always practice at least one of three sun protection behaviors (using sunscreen, wearing protective clothing, or seeking shade) when going outside on a warm sunny day for more than 1 hour.
Recent summary trend*
Falling
2003–2008
Desired direction
Rising 
Trend details
Falling, then rising, then stable, then falling, then rising

Most recent estimate In 2008, 57.6 percent of adults said they usually or always protect themselves from the sun by practicing at least one of three sun protection behaviors.
Healthy People 2010 target Increase to 75 percent the proportion of adults who are very likely to use sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher, wear protective clothing, or seek shade.
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* Summary trend (generally 5 most recent years) as characterized by the Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC).

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