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PA-8.1 Data Details

PA-8.1 Increase the proportion of children aged 0 to 2 years who view no television or videos on an average weekday

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
No
Measure
percent 
Baseline (Year)
40.6 (2007)
Target
44.7
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of children under 2 years of age whose parents report that their child views no television or videos on an average weekday
Denominator
Number of children under 2 years of age
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2007 National Survey of Children's Health:

[NUMERATOR:]

On an average weekday, about how much time does [CHILD] usually watch TV or watch videos?

  1. ENTER NUMBER ______
  2. DON'T OWN TV OR VIDEO PLAYER
  3. DON'T KNOW
Data Collection Frequency
Periodic
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable
Methodology Notes

Children whose parents report that their child did not watch TV or watch video on an average day or those who reported not owning a TV or video player are classified as viewing no television on an average weekday.