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PA-8.2.2 Data Details

PA-8.2.2 Increase the proportion of children and adolescents aged 6 to 14 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 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)
78.9 (2007)
Target
86.8
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of children aged 6 to 14 years whose parents report that they watch TV for 2 or fewer hours
Denominator
Number of children aged 6 to 14 years
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, watch videos, or play video games?

  1. __ __ __ ENTER NUMBER
  2. __ __ __ HOURS
  3. __ __ __ MINUTES
  4. DON'T OWN TV OR VIDEO PLAYER
  5. Refused
  6. Don't know
Data Collection Frequency
Periodic
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable
Methodology Notes

Children aged 6-14: Children whose parents report that on an average weekday that their child did not watch TV or on average watched TV 2 hours or less than 2 hours per day are classified as viewing television for 2 or fewer hours during a school day.