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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?

  • ENTER NUMBER ______
  • DON'T OWN TV OR VIDEO PLAYER
  • DON'T KNOW
Data Collection Frequency
Periodic
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Adapted from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

Children whose parents report that they do not watch TV or watch video on an average day or those that reported not owning a TV or video player were classified as viewing no television on an average weekday.

Changes Between HP2010 and HP2020
Healthy People 2020 objectives PA-8 have been modified to reflect the 2008 Federal Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. The data are not comparable with Healthy People 2010 Objective 22-11.

References

Additional resources about the objective.

  1. Klein, R.J.; Proctor, S.E.; Boudreault, M.A.; Turczyn, K.M. Healthy People 2010 Criteria for Data Suppression. Statistical Notes No. 24. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2002.