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AH-5.5 Increase the proportion of adolescents who consider their school work to be meaningful and important

About the Data: National

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

Data Source: 
National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH); Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
Yes
Measure: 
percent
Baseline (Year): 
26.4 (2008)
Target: 
29.0
Target-Setting Method: 
10 percent improvement
Numerator: 

Number of adolescents aged 12 to17 years who always felt that their assigned school work was meaningful and important during the past 12 months

Denominator: 

Number of adolescents aged 12 to 17 years who attended any type of school or were home-schooled during the past 12 months

Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective: 
Not applicable
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data: 

    From the 2008 National Survey on Drug Use and Health:

    [NUMERATOR:]

    During the past 12 months, how often did you feel that the school work you were assigned to do was meaningful and important?

    1. Always
    2. Sometimes
    3. Seldom
    4. Never
    5. Don't know/Refused
Data Collection Frequency: 
Annual
Methodology Notes: 

    Students are considered to feel that their assigned school work was meaningful and important during the past 12 months if they answered 'always' to the numerator question listed.

About the Data: State

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the state-level data.

Data Source: 
National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH); Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Measure: 
percent
Numerator: 

Number of adolescents aged 12 to17 years who always felt that their assigned school work was meaningful and important during the past 12 months

Denominator: 

Number of adolescents aged 12 to 17 years who attended any type of school or were home-schooled during the past 12 months

Questions Used to Obtain the State Data: 

      From the 2008 National Survey on Drug Use and Health:

      [NUMERATOR:]

      During the past 12 months, how often did you feel that the school work you were assigned to do was meaningful and important?

      1. Always
      2. Sometimes
      3. Seldom
      4. Never
      5. Don't know/Refused
Data Collection Frequency: 
Annual
Methodology Notes: 

      Students are considered to feel that their assigned school work was meaningful and important during the past 12 months if they answered 'always' to the numerator question listed.

Revision History

Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.

Description of Changes Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
During regular data collection and processing checks, errors were identified in the NSDUH data. These errors affected the data for Pennsylvania (2006-2010) and Maryland (2008-2009). These errors had minimal impact on the national estimates and no effect on direct estimates for the other 48 states and the District of Columbia. Comparing estimates for Pennsylvania, Maryland, the mid-Atlantic division, and the Northeast region were of most concern. As a result in 2013, the baseline value was revised from 26.6% to 26.4%. The target was adjusted from 29.3% to 29.0% to reflect the revised baseline using the original target-setting method.