Table 2C

Cancer screening rates of skin cancer among homeless adults, by age and gender

TotalAgeGender
<4040–49>50MalesFemales
Skin cancer(n = 221)(n = 50)(n = 79)(n = 92)(n = 120)(n = 101)
 Heard of a skin exam145 (66%)23 (46%)a54 (69%)a68 (74%)a77 (65%)68 (67%)
 Ever had a skin exam53 (24%)10 (20%)14 (18%)a29 (32%)24 (26%)29 (38%)
 Had a skin exam in the past 12 months33 (15%)8 (16%)6 (8%)19 (21%)13 (11%)20 (20%)
Willing to use free sun screen or a free hat194 (88%)46 (92%)65 (83%)83 (90%)100 (83%)94 (94%)
  • a Indicates a statistically significant difference by age (P = 0.002).