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.
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 1992–2010
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 2005–2010
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.