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PA-10 Data Details

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PA-10 Increase the proportion of the Nation’s public and private schools that provide access to their physical activity spaces and facilities for all persons outside of normal school hours (that is, before and after the school day, on weekends, and during summer and other vacations)

About the Data

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

Data Source: 
School Health Policies and Practices Study
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
No
Measure: 
percent
Baseline (Year): 
28.8 (2006)
Target: 
31.7
Target-Setting Method: 
10 percent improvement
Numerator: 

Number of public and private elementary, middle/junior, and senior high schools that provide community access to their physical activity or athletic facilities

Denominator: 

Number of public and private elementary, middle/junior, and senior high schools

Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective: 
Retained from HP2010 objective
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data: 

    From the 2006 School Health Policies and Programs Study School Physical Education Questionnaire:

    [NUMERATOR:]

    Outside of school hours or when school is not in session, do children or adolescents use any of this school's physical activity or athletic facilities for ...

    1. Community-sponsored sports teams
    2. Community-sponsored classes or lessons, such as tennis or gymnastics
    3. Community-sponsored supervised "open-gym" or "free play"

    Are any of these physical activity programs for children and adolescents offered ...

    1. Before school
    2. After school
    3. In the evenings
    4. On the weekends
    5. During school vacations

    Outside of school hours or when school is not in session, do adults who are not school employees use any of this school's physical activity or athletic facilities for ...

    1. Community-sponsored sports teams
    2. Community-sponsored classes or lessons, such as tennis or aerobics
    3. Community-sponsored "open-gym"

    Are any of these physical activity programs for children and adolescents offered ...

    1. Before school
    2. After school
    3. In the evenings
    4. On the weekends
    5. During school vacations

    Can children or adults in the community use this school's outdoor physical activity and athletic facilities without being in a supervised program ...

    1. Before school
    2. After school
    3. In the evenings
    4. On the weekends
    5. During school vacations
Data Collection Frequency: 
Periodic
Methodology Notes: 

    Starting with the 2012 survey, the name of the SHPPS survey was changed from the School Health Policies and Programs Study to the School Health Policies and Practices Study.

    Schools are considered to provide access to their facilities if there is a positive response to at least a part of each of the Numerator questions.