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Baseline: 36.2 percent of adults engaged in no leisure-time physical activity in 2008 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)
Target: 32.6 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
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National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS
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Healthy People 2010 The HP2010 objective with the same definition was 22-01.
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PA-2 Increase the proportion of adults who meet current Federal physical activity guidelines for aerobic physical activity and for muscle-strengthening activity
Baseline: 43.5 percent of adults engaged in aerobic physical activity of at least moderate intensity for at least 150 minutes/week, or 75 minutes/week of vigorous intensity, or an equivalent combination in 2008 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)
Target: 47.9 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
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National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS
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Healthy People 2010 The HP2010 objective with the same definition was 22-02.
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Baseline: 28.4 percent of adults engaged in aerobic physical activity of at least moderate intensity for more than 300 minutes/week, or more than 150 minutes/week of vigorous intensity, or an equivalent combination in 2008 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)
Target: 31.3 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
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National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS
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Healthy People 2010 The HP2010 objective with the same definition was 22-03.
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Baseline: 21.9 percent of adults performed muscle-strengthening activities on 2 or more days of the week in 2008 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)
Target: 24.1 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
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National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS
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Healthy People 2010 The HP2010 objective with the same definition was 22-04.
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PA-2.4 Increase the proportion of adults who meet the objectives for aerobic physical activity and for muscle-strengthening activity
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Baseline: 18.2 percent of adults met the objectives for aerobic physical activity and for muscle-strengthening activity in 2008 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)
Target: 20.1 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
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National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS
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PA-3 Increase the proportion of adolescents who meet current Federal physical activity guidelines for aerobic physical activity and for muscle-strengthening activity
Baseline: 28.7 percent of adolescents met current physical activity guidelines for aerobic physical activity in 2011
Target: 31.6 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Sources:
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), CDC/NCHHSTP
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Healthy People 2010 The HP2010 objective with the same definition was 22-06.
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Healthy People 2010 The HP2010 objective with the same definition was 22-07.
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PA-4 Increase the proportion of the Nation’s public and private schools that require daily physical education for all students
Baseline: 3.8 percent of public and private elementary schools required daily physical education for all students in 2006
Target: 4.2 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Sources:
School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS), CDC/NCHHSTP
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Baseline: 7.8 percent of public and private middle and junior high schools required daily physical education for all students in 2006
Target: 8.6 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Sources:
School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS), CDC/NCHHSTP
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Healthy People 2010 The HP2010 objective with the same definition was 22-08a.
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Baseline: 2.1 percent of public and private senior high schools required daily physical education for all students in 2006
Target: 2.3 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
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School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS), CDC/NCHHSTP
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Healthy People 2010 The HP2010 objective with the same definition was 22-08b.
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Baseline: 33.3 percent of adolescents participated in daily school physical education in 2009
Target: 36.6 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Sources:
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), CDC/NCHHSTP
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Healthy People 2010 The HP2010 objective with the same definition was 22-09.
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PA-6 Increase regularly scheduled elementary school recess in the United States
Baseline: 7 States required regularly scheduled elementary school recess in 2006
Target: 17 States
Target-Setting Method: Projection/trend analysis
Data Sources:
School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS), CDC/NCHHSTP
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Baseline: 57.1 percent of school districts required regularly scheduled elementary school recess in 2006
Target: 62.8 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
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Baseline: 61.5 percent of school districts required or recommended elementary school recess for an appropriate period of time in 2006
Target: 67.7 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
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PA-8 Increase the proportion of children and adolescents who do not exceed recommended limits for screen time
Baseline: 40.6 percent of children aged 0 to 2 years viewed no television or videos on an average weekday in 2007
Target: 44.7 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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Healthy People 2010 The HP2010 objective with the same definition was 22-11.
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PA-8.2 Increase the proportion of children and adolescents aged 2 years through 12th grade who view television, videos, or play video games for no more than 2 hours a day
Baseline: 75.6 percent of children aged 2 to 5 years viewed television, videos, or played video games for no more than 2 hours a day in 2005–08
Target: 83.2 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Sources:
National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), CDC/NCHS
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Baseline: 78.9 percent of children and adolescents aged 6 to 14 years viewed television, videos, or played video games for no more than 2 hours a day in 2007
Target: 86.8 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
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National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH), HRSA/MCHB and CDC/NCHS
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Baseline: 67.2 percent of adolescents in grades 9 through 12 viewed television, videos, or played video games for no more than 2 hours a day in 2009
Target: 73.9 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
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Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), CDC/NCHHSTP
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PA-8.3 Increase the proportion of children and adolescents aged 2 years to 12th grade who use a computer or play computer games outside of school (for nonschool work) for no more than 2 hours a day
Baseline: 97.4 percent of children aged 2 to 5 years used a computer or played computer games outside of school (for nonschool work) for no more than 2 hours a day in 2005–08
Target: Not applicable
Target-Setting Method: This measure is being tracked for informational purposes. If warranted, a target will be set during the decade.
Data Sources:
National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), CDC/NCHS
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Baseline: 93.3 percent of children and adolescents aged 6 to 14 years used a computer or played computer games outside of school (for nonschool work) for no more than 2 hours a day in 2007
Target: 100 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
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National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH), HRSA/MCHB and CDC/NCHS
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Baseline: 75.1 percent of adolescents in grades 9 through 12 used a computer or played computer games outside of school (for nonschool work) for no more than 2 hours a day in 2009
Target: 82.6 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
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PA-9 Increase the number of States with licensing regulations for physical activity provided in child care
Baseline: 25 States required activity programs providing large muscle or gross motor activity, development, and/or equipment in 2006
Target: 35 States
Target-Setting Method: Maintain consistency with national programs, regulations, policies, and laws.
Data Sources:
National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education
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Baseline: 3 States required children to engage in vigorous or moderate physical activity in 2006
Target: 13 States
Target-Setting Method: Maintain consistency with national programs, regulations, policies, and laws.
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National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education
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Baseline: 1 State required a number of minutes of physical activity per day or by length of time in care in 2006
Target: 11 States
Target-Setting Method: Maintain consistency with national programs, regulations, policies, and laws.
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Baseline: 28.8 percent of the Nation’s public and private schools provided access to their physical activity spaces and facilities for all persons outside of normal school hours (that is, before and after the school day, on weekends, and during summer and other vacations) in 20
Target: 31.7 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
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Healthy People 2010 The HP2010 objective with the same definition was 22-12.
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PA-11 Increase the proportion of physician office visits that include counseling or education related to physical activity
Baseline: 13.0 percent of physician office visits made by patients with a diagnosis of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or hyperlipidemia included counseling or education related to exercise in 2007 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)
Target: 14.3 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Sources:
National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS), CDC/NCHS
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Baseline: 7.9 percent of physician office visits made by all child and adult patients included counseling or education related to exercise in 2007 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)
Target: 8.7 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
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Healthy People 2010 The HP2010 objective with the same definition was 22-13.
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PA-13 (Developmental) Increase the proportion of trips made by walking
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Healthy People 2010 The HP2010 objectives with the same definition were 22-14a and 22-14b.
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PA-14 (Developmental) Increase the proportion of trips made by bicycling
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Healthy People 2010 The HP2010 objectives with the same definition were 22-15a and 22-15b.
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PA-15 (Developmental) Increase legislative policies for the built environment that enhance access to and availability of physical activity opportunities