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PA-8.3.2 Data Details

PA-8.3.2 Increase the proportion of children and adolescents aged 6 to 14 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 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)
93.3 (2007)
Target
100
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of children aged 6 to 14 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 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] use a computer for purposes other than schoolwork?

  • __ __ __ ENTER NUMBER
  • DON'T OWN COMPUTER
Data Collection Frequency
Periodic
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Adapted from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

Children aged 6-14: Children whose parent report that they don’t own a computer or that on an average weekday that they spent 2 hours or less than 2 hours using a computer for purposes other than schoolwork 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.