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PA-6.1 Data Details

PA-6.1 Increase the number of States that require regularly scheduled elementary school recess

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
number 
Baseline (Year)
7 (2006)
Target
17
Target-Setting Method
Projection/trend analysis
Numerator
Number of states that require elementary schools to provide students with regularly scheduled recess
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2006 School Health Policies and Programs Study:

[NUMERATOR:]

Does your state require or recommend that elementary schools provide students with regularly scheduled recess?

  1. Require
  2. Recommend
  3. Neither
Data Collection Frequency
Periodic
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable
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.

States are counted as requiring an appropriate amount of recess time if the response to the Numerator question is “require”.

Target Calculation Methods
Between 2000 and 2006, five states (or approximately one state per year) implemented policies for regularly scheduled elementary school recess. This trend is expected to continue.