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PA-8.1 Data Details

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PA-8.1 Increase the proportion of children aged 0 to 2 years who view no television or videos on an average weekday

About the Data

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

Data Source: 
National Survey of Children's Health
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
No
Measure: 
percent
Baseline (Year): 
40.6 (2007)
Target: 
44.7
Target-Setting Method: 
10 percent improvement
Numerator: 

Number of children under 2 years of age whose parents report that their child views no television or videos on an average weekday

Denominator: 

Number of children under 2 years of age

Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective: 
Not applicable
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] usually watch TV or watch videos?

    1. ENTER NUMBER ______
    2. DON'T OWN TV OR VIDEO PLAYER
    3. DON'T KNOW
Data Collection Frequency: 
Periodic
Methodology Notes: 

    Children whose parents report that their child did not watch TV or watch video on an average day or those who reported not owning a TV or video player are classified as viewing no television on an average weekday.