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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 parents report 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...

  1. less than 1 hour
  2. 1 hour
  3. 2 hours
  4. 3 hours
  5. 4 hours
  6. 5 hours or more
  7. [CHILD] does not use a computer outside of school
  8. Refused
  9. Don't know

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

Data Collection Frequency
Periodic
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable
Methodology Notes

Children aged 2-5: Children whose parents report 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.