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AH-3.2 Data Details

AH-3.2 Increase the proportion of parents who attend events and activities in which their adolescents participate

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

National Data Source
National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH); Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (HRSA/MCHB and CDC/NCHS)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
Baseline (Year)
82.1 (2007)
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Number of adolescents aged 12 to 17 years whose parents usually or always attend organized extra-curricular and/or out-of-school activities in which they participate
Number of adolescents aged 12 to 17 years who participate in one or more organized extra-curricular and/or out-of-school activities
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2007 National Survey of Children's Health:


During the past 12 months, how often did you attend events or activities that [S.C.] participated in? Would you say never, sometimes, usually or always?:

  1. Never
  2. Sometimes
  3. Usually
  4. Always
  5. Don't know
  6. Refused
Data Collection Frequency
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable
Methodology Notes

The indicator is based on the combined responses of parents who either usually or always attend the events and activities their adolescent participates in.

Children with special health care needs are identified by parents’ reports that their child has a health problem expected to last at least 12 months and which requires prescription medication, more services than most children, special therapies, or which limits his or her ability to do things most children can do.

Trend Issues
The 2011/12 survey included the addition of cell phones to the sample. This has implications for the comparability of items between 2007 and 2011/12.