Only one measure per topic is displayed in the summary table. A complete set of measures, where they exist, can be found by following the More Information link in the table below.
|green - headed in the right direction|
|red - headed in the wrong direction|
|black - stable or non-significant change (NSC)|
|purple - indeterminate|
|blue - Healthy People 2020 target|
|Measure Name||Sun-Protective Behavior||Indoor Tanning||Sunburn|
The percentage of adults aged 18 years and older who reported that they usually or always practice at least one of three sun-protective behaviors - using sunscreen, wearing protective clothing (a long-sleeve shirt, and/or wide brimmed hat shading the face, ears, and neck, and/or long pants/long skirt), or seeking shade when going outside on a sunny day for more than an hour.
The percentage of high school students (grades 9-12) who reported use of an indoor tanning device such as a sunlamp, sunbed, or tanning booth (not counting receipt of a spray-on tan) one or more times during the 12 months before the survey.
The percentage of adults aged 18 years and older who have used an indoor tanning device one or more times during the past 12 months. Although NHIS-CCS also collected this data for adults in 2005 and 2008, the methodology used likely resulted in overestimates, and these data are not included in the report.
The percentage of high school students (grades 9-12) who reported having been sunburned in the past 12 months.
The percentage of adults aged 18 years and older who reported having been sunburned in the past 12 months.
|Recent Summary Trend||Stable||Falling||Falling|
|Recent Summary Trend Year Range||2010-2015||2013-2017||2010-2015|
|Trends and Most Recent Estimates||In 2015, 70.8% of adults said they usually or always protect themselves from the sun by practicing at least one of three sun protection behaviors.||In 2017, 7.5% of female adolescents used an indoor tanning device within the past year.||In 2015, 35.3% of adults aged 18 years and older were sunburned in the past year.|
|Healthy People 2020 Target||Increase to 73.7% the proportion of adults who are very likely to use sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher, wear protective clothing, or seek shade.||Reduce to 14.0% the proportion of adolescents in grades 9 through 12 who report using artificial sources of ultraviolet light for tanning.||Reduce to 33.8% the proportion of adults aged 18 years and older who report sunburn.|
|More Information||Sun-Protective Behavior||Indoor Tanning||Sunburn|
|Last Updated||March 2020||March 2020||March 2020|