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PA-5 Data Details

PA-5 Increase the proportion of adolescents who participate in daily school physical education

About the Data

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

National Data Source
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS); 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
Baseline (Year)
33.3 (2009)
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Number of students in grades 9 through 12 who attended physical education (PE) classes on five or more days in an average week when they were in school
Number of students in grades 9 through 12
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2009 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System:


In an average week when you are in school, on how many days do you go to physical education (PE) classes?

  1. 0 days
  2. 1 day
  3. 2 days
  4. 3 days
  5. 4 days
  6. 5 days
Data Collection Frequency
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective