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PA-10 Data Details

PA-10 Increase the proportion of the Nation’s public and private schools that provide 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)

About the Data

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

National Data Source
School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (CDC/NCHHSTP)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
No
Measure
percent 
Baseline (Year)
28.8 (2006)
Target
31.7
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of public and private elementary, middle/junior, and senior high schools that provide community access to their physical activity or athletic facilities
Denominator
Number of public and private elementary, middle/junior, and senior high schools
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2006 School Health Policies and Programs Study School Physical Education Questionnaire:

[NUMERATOR:]

Outside of school hours or when school is not in session, do children or adolescents use any of this school's physical activity or athletic facilities for ...

  1. Community-sponsored sports teams
  2. Community-sponsored classes or lessons, such as tennis or gymnastics
  3. Community-sponsored supervised "open-gym" or "free play"

Are any of these physical activity programs for children and adolescents offered ...

  1. Before school
  2. After school
  3. In the evenings
  4. On the weekends
  5. During school vacations

Outside of school hours or when school is not in session, do adults who are not school employees use any of this school's physical activity or athletic facilities for ...

  1. Community-sponsored sports teams
  2. Community-sponsored classes or lessons, such as tennis or aerobics
  3. Community-sponsored "open-gym"

Are any of these physical activity programs for children and adolescents offered ...

  1. Before school
  2. After school
  3. In the evenings
  4. On the weekends
  5. During school vacations

Can children or adults in the community use this school's outdoor physical activity and athletic facilities without being in a supervised program ...

  1. Before school
  2. After school
  3. In the evenings
  4. On the weekends
  5. During school vacations
Data Collection Frequency
Periodic
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

Starting with the 2012 survey, the name of the SHPPS survey was changed from the School Health Policies and Programs Study to the School Health Policies and Practices Study.

Schools are considered to provide access to their facilities if there is a positive response to at least a part of each of the Numerator questions.