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Round 1 Topic: Sunscreen

Rapid Surveys from the National Center for Health Statistics collect timely, relevant data on topics of public health importance. Surveys are conducted several times a year using probability-based commercial online panels. Each survey includes a unique set of questions about different public health topics. Data collection for Round 1 occurred during August 2023.

This page includes estimates in dashboard format only. Estimates include the percentage of adults ages 18 and older by use of sunscreen when outdoors and attitudes and beliefs when purchasing or using sunscreen.

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Technical Notes

See the technical notes [PDF – 68 KB] for more information on these measures.


Data collected under the Rapid Surveys System are intended to complement and not replace the current household survey systems at NCHS, including the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). The Rapid Surveys approach has a greater potential for coverage and nonresponse bias and smaller sample sizes, thus resulting in lower precision (especially for subgroups). The Rapid Surveys System is particularly well suited for time-sensitive data needs, measuring public health attitudes, developmental work to improve concept measurement, and methodological studies.

Survey Questions
Data Source

Rapid Surveys System data are cross-sectional data based on commercial probability-sampled online survey panels that are supplemented, if necessary, with alternative modes to improve representativeness. Data were collected from 7,599 adult participants this cycle using two panels – AmeriSpeak (conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago) and KnowledgePanel (conducted by Ipsos). Estimates shown in this dashboard are based on data collected in Round 1 of Rapid Surveys, occurring during August 2023. All estimates shown meet the NCHS Data Presentation Standards for Proportions.

Suggested Citation

NCHS Rapid Surveys Systems. Sunscreen. National Center for Health Statistics. Available from: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/rss/round1/sunscreen.html.