Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
DNC percent (2019)

Target:
52.2 percent

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

Baseline:
57.2 percent of students in grades 9 through 12 reported sunburn in the past 12 months in 2017

Reduce the proportion of students in grades 9 through 12 who report sunburn

Target-Setting Method
Percentage point improvement

Summary

Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed type of cancer in the United States — but most cases of skin cancer are preventable. Sunburn, especially early in life, can increase the risk of skin cancer. Community-wide programs and educational, environmental, and policy interventions can help increase behaviors that prevent sunburn in 9th- through 12th-graders.

Workgroup: Cancer Workgroup