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PA-8.3.1 Data Details

PA-8.3.1 Increase the proportion of children aged 2 to 5 years who use a computer or play computer games outside of school (for nonschool work) 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
No
Measure
percent 
Baseline (Year)
97.4 (2005-2008)
Target
Not applicable
Target-Setting Method
This measure is being tracked for informational purposes. If warranted, a target will be set during the decade.
Numerator
Number of children aged 2 to 5 years whose parent reports that they use a computer or play computer games outside of school (for non-school work) for no more than 2 hours a day
Denominator
Number of children aged 2 to 5 years
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2005-2006, 2007-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey:

[NUMERATOR:]

Over the past 30 days, on average how many hours per day did [CHILD] use a computer or play computer games outside of school? Would you say...

  • less than 1 hour
  • 1 hour
  • 2 hours
  • 3 hours
  • 4 hours
  • 5 hours or more
  • [CHILD] does not use a computer outside of school

[Note: The 2005-2006 question did not specify that computer use was outside of school.]

Data Collection Frequency
Annual
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Adapted from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

Children aged 2-5: Children whose parent reports that they did not use a computer outside of school over the past 30 days or on average used a computer or played computer games less than 1 hour per day, 1 hour per day, or 2 hours per day were classified as using a computer or playing computer games outside of school (for non-school work) for no more than 2 hours a 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.

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.