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Cancer Trends Progress Report – 2011/2012 Update

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Clinicians’ Advice to Quit Smoking
Medicaid Coverage of Tobacco Dependence Treatments
Weight and Physical Activity
Sun Protection
Secondhand Smoke
Chemical Exposures
Tobacco Company Marketing Expenditures
Early Detection
Breast and Cervical Cancers
Colorectal Cancer
Bladder, Breast, Colorectal
Kidney, Lung, Ovarian, Prostate
Life After Cancer
End of Life
Early Detection
Life After Cancer
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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 2020 target

  Sun protection
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 one hour.
Recent summary trend* Non-significant change
Desired direction Falling 
Trend details Non-significant change
Most recent estimate In 2010, 60.6 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 2020 target Increase to 80.1 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.
More information Sun Protection

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* Summary trend (generally 5 most recent years) as characterized by the Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC).

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