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Baseline: 68.7 percent of adolescents aged 10 to 17 years had a wellness checkup in the past 12 months, as reported in 2008
Target: 75.6 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Sources:
National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS
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Baseline: 82.4 percent of adolescents aged 12 to 17 years participated in extracurricular and/or out-of-school activities in the past 12 months, as reported in 2007
Target: 90.6 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Sources:
National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH), HRSA/MCHB and CDC/NCHS
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AH-3 Increase the proportion of adolescents who are connected to a parent or other positive adult caregiver
Baseline: 75.6 percent of adolescents aged 12 to 17 years had an adult in their lives with whom they could talk about serious problems, as reported in 2008
Target: 83.2 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Sources:
National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), SAMHSA
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Baseline: 82.1 percent of adolescents aged 12 to 17 years who participated in extracurricular or out-of-school activities during the past 12 months had parents who reported they usually or always attended events and activities in which their adolescents participated, as reporte
Target: 90.3 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Sources:
National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH), HRSA/MCHB and CDC/NCHS
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AH-4 Increase the proportion of adolescents who transition to self-sufficiency from foster care
Baseline: 42.8 percent of 17 year olds in foster care exhibited positive early indicators of readiness for transition to adulthood in 2010–11
Target: 47.1 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Potential Data Sources:
National Youth in Transition Database ( NYTD), ACF
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AH-5 Increase educational achievement of adolescents and young adults
AH-5.1 Increase the proportion of students who graduate with a regular diploma 4 years after starting 9th grade
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Leading Health Indicators are a subset of Healthy People 2020 objectives selected to communicate high-priority health issues.

Baseline: 74.9 percent of students attending public schools graduated with a regular diploma in 2007–08 4 years after starting 9th grade
Target: 82.4 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Sources:
Common Core of Data (CCD), ED/NCES
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Baseline: 59.1 percent of students aged 14 to 21 years served under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act who exited high school in 2007–08 graduated with a diploma
Target: 65.0 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Sources:
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act data (IDEA data), ED/OSERS
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AH-5.3 Increase the proportion of students whose reading skills are at or above the proficient achievement level for their grade
Baseline: 33.0 percent of 4th grade students, including those who attended public and private schools, had reading skills at or above the proficient achievement level for their grade in 2009
Target: 36.3 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Sources:
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), ED/NCES
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Baseline: 32.4 percent of 8th grade students, including those who attended public and private schools, had reading skills at or above the proficient achievement level for their grade in 2009
Target: 35.6 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Sources:
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), ED/NCES
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Baseline: 35.4 percent of 12th grade students, including those who attended public and private schools, had reading skills at or above the proficient achievement level for their grade in 2005
Target: 38.9 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Sources:
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), ED/NCES
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AH-5.4 Increase the proportion of students whose mathematics skills are at or above the proficient achievement level for their grade
Baseline: 39.1 percent of 4th grade students, including those who attended public and private schools, had mathematics skills that were at or above the proficient achievement level for their grade in 2009
Target: 43.0 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Sources:
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), ED/NCES
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Baseline: 33.9 percent of 8th grade students, including those who attended public and private schools, had mathematics skills that were at or above the proficient achievement level for their grade in 2009
Target: 37.3 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Sources:
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), ED/NCES
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Baseline: 23.0 percent of 12th grade students, including those who attended public and private schools, had mathematics skills that were at or above the proficient achievement level for their grade in 2005
Target: 25.3 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Sources:
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), ED/NCES
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Baseline: 26.4 percent of adolescents aged 12 to 17 years always considered their school work to be meaningful and important in 2008
Target: 29.0 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Sources:
National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), SAMHSA
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AH-5.6 Decrease school absenteeism among adolescents due to illness or injury
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Baseline: 5.0 percent of adolescents aged 12 to 17 years missed 11 or more whole school days due to illness or injury in the previous 12 months, as reported in 2008
Target: To be determined
Data Sources:
National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS
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Baseline: 68.6 percent of schools overall, including public and private elementary, middle, and high schools, had a school breakfast program in 2006
Target: 75.5 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Sources:
School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS), CDC/NCHHSTP
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Baseline: 22.7 percent of students in grades 9 through 12 were offered, sold, or given an illegal drug on school property during the past 12 months, as reported in 2009
Target: 20.4 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Sources:
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), CDC/NCHHSTP
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Baseline: 86.4 percent of adolescents aged 12 to 17 years had parents who reported that they felt their child was usually or always safe at school, as reported in 2007
Target: 95.0 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Sources:
National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH), HRSA/MCHB and CDC/NCHS
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Baseline: 88.2 of middle and high schools prohibited harassment based on a student’s sexual orientation or gender identity in 2010 (median of state rates)
Target: 92.2
Target-Setting Method: 4 percentage point improvement
Potential Data Sources:
School Health Profiles, CDC/NCHHSTP
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Baseline: 17.2 percent of public schools overall, including primary, middle, and high schools, reported a serious violent incident in 2007–08
Target: 15.5 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Sources:
School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS), ED/NCES
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AH-11 Reduce adolescent and young adult perpetration of, and victimization by, crimes
Baseline: 444.0 per 100,000 adolescents and young adults aged 10 to 24 years were arrested in 2008 for perpetration of crimes included in the Violent Crime Index
Target: 399.6 arrests per 100,000 population aged 10 to 24 years
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Sources:
Uniform Crime Reporting Program (UCR), DOJ/FBI
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Baseline: 1,526.7 per 100,000 adolescents and young adults aged 10 to 24 years were arrested in 2008 for perpetration of crimes included in the Property Crime Index
Target: 1,374.0 arrests per 100,000 population aged 10 to 24 years
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Sources:
Uniform Crime Reporting Program (UCR), DOJ/FBI
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Using a formal process that included stakeholder input, systematic review of all relevant Healthy People 2020 objectives, and extensive discussion, the Adolescent Health Topic Area Workgroup selected a set of core indicators that best provides a comprehensive picture of the health status of adolescents and young adults. The indicators are organized by content domain and show whether the indicator represents primarily a health outcome or a systems responsibility.