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PA-8.2.1 Data Details

PA-8.2.1 Increase the proportion of children aged 2 to 5 years who view television, videos, or play video games for no more than 2 hours a day

About the Data

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

National Data Source
National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (CDC/NCHS)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
Baseline (Year)
75.6 (2005-2008)
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Number of children aged 2 to 5 years whose parent reports that they watch TV or videos for 2 or fewer hours
Number of children aged 2 to 5 years
Data Collection Frequency
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Adapted from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

Children aged 2-5: Children whose parent reports that they did not watch TV over the past 30 days or on average watched TV less than 1 hour per day, 1 hour per day, or 2 hours per day were classified as viewing television for 2 or fewer hours during a school day.

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.


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.