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PA-3.2 Data Details

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PA-3.2 Increase the proportion of adolescents who meet current Federal physical activity guidelines for muscle-strengthening activity

About the Data

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

Data Source: 
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
Baseline (Year): 
55.6 (2011)
Target-Setting Method: 
10 percent improvement

Number of students in grades 9 through 12 who were participated in muscle-strengthening activity on at least three of the past seven days


Number of students in grades 9-12

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

    From the 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System:


    On how many of the past 7 days did you do exercises to strengthen or tone your muscles, such as push-ups, sit-ups, or weight lifting?

    1. 0 days
    2. 1 day
    3. 2 days
    4. 3 days
    5. 4 days
    6. 5 days
    7. 6 days
    8. 7 days
Data Collection Frequency: 
Changes Between HP2010 and HP2020: 
This objective differs from Healthy People 2010 objective 22-07 in that the objective has been modified to reflect the 2008 Federal Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. The data for the Healthy People 2010 and 2020 objectives are not comparable.

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: 
The objective became measurable in 2015.