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PA-3.3 Data Details

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PA-3.3 Increase the proportion of adolescents who meet current Federal physical activity guidelines for aerobic physical activity and 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: 
Yes
Measure: 
percent
Baseline (Year): 
21.9 (2011)
Target: 
24.1
Target-Setting Method: 
10 percent improvement
Numerator: 

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

Denominator: 

Number of students in grades 9-12

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

    From the 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System:

    [NUMERATOR:]

    During the past 7 days, on how many days were you physically active for a total of at least 60 minutes per day? (Add up all the time you spend in any kind of physical activity that increases your heart rate and makes you breathe hard some of the time.)

    1. 0 days
    2. 1 day
    3. 2 days
    4. 3 days
    5. 4 days
    6. 5 days
    7. 6 days
    8. 7 days

    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: 
Biennial

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: 
In 2015 the objective became measurable.