Skin Cancer Prevention 2018

9 Healthy People 2020 Objectives Table 2 presents the skin cancer-related objectives included in Healthy People 2020, the national agenda for improving the health of all Americans. Table 2. Progress Toward the Healthy People 2020 Skin Cancer-Related Objectives Objective for 2020 Target Baseline Current Data Data Source C-8 Reduce the melanoma cancer death rate 2.4 deaths per 100,000 population 2007: 2.7 deaths per 100,000 population 2015: 2.4 deaths per 100,000 population National Vital Statistics System-Mortality C-20.1 Reduce the proportion of adolescents in grades 9 through 12 who report sunburn NA 2015: 55.8% 2017: 57.2% Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System C-20.2 Reduce the proportion of adults aged 18 years and older who report sunburn 33.8% 2010: 37.5% 2015: 35.3% National Health Interview Survey C-20.3 Reduce the proportion of adolescents in grades 9 through 12 who report using artificial sources of ultraviolet light for tanning 14.0% 2009: 15.6% 2017: 5.6% Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System C-20.4 Reduce the proportion of adults aged 18 and older who report using artificial sources of ultraviolet light for tanning 3.6% 2010: 5.6% 2015: 3.6% National Health Interview Survey C-20.5 Increase the proportion of adolescents in grades 9 through 12 who follow protective measures that may reduce the risk of skin cancera 11.2% 2009: 9.3% 2013: 10.1% Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System C-20.6 Increase the proportion of adults aged 18 years and older who follow protective measures that may reduce the risk of skin cancer 73.7% 2008: 67.0% 2015: 70.8% National Health Interview Survey ECBP-4.4 Increase the proportion of elementary, middle, and senior high schools that provide school health education in sun safety or skin cancer prevention to promote personal health and wellness 79.6% 2006: 72.4% 2014: 66.0% School Health Policies and Practices Study Abbreviation: NA, not available. Source: Healthy People 2020. 12 a Current data for this objective refers to answers of “always” or “most of the time” to the question, “When you are outside for more than 1 hour on a sunny day, how often do you wear sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher?”

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