QuickStats: Percentage* of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Always Use Sunscreen When Outside for >1 Hour on a Sunny Day,† by Sex and Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2020§
Weekly / June 3, 2022 / 71(22);747
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* With 95% CIs indicated by error bars.
† Based on a response of “always” to the question, “When you go outside on a sunny day, for more than one hour, how often do you use sunscreen?” Approximately 2.5% of adults who answered that they do not go outside on a sunny day for >1 hour were excluded from the analysis.
§ Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian, noninstitutionalized U.S. population.
In 2020, 12.3% of men and 29.0% of women aged ≥18 years always used sunscreen when outside on a sunny day for >1 hour. The percentage of men who always used sunscreen was lowest among those aged 18–29 years (8.2%) and increased to 13.7% among those aged 30–44, 13.0% among those aged 45–64, and 13.6% among those aged ≥65 years. The percentage of women who always used sunscreen was lower among those aged 18–29 and ≥65 years (25.7% and 27.7%, respectively) compared with those aged 30–44 and 45–64 years (30.0% and 30.9%, respectively). For every age group, women were more likely than men to always use sunscreen.
Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey, 2020. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm
Reported by: Maria A. Villarroel, PhD, MVillarroel@cdc.gov, 301-458-4668; Antonia J. Warren, MS.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Always Use Sunscreen When Outside for >1 Hour on a Sunny Day, by Sex and Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2020. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2022;71:747. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm7122a5external icon.
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