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PA-8.2.1 Data Details

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PA-8.2.1 Increase the proportion of children aged 2 to 5 years who view television, videos, or play video games for no more than 2 hours a day

About the Data

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

Data Source: 
National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
No
Measure: 
percent
Baseline (Year): 
75.6 (2005–08)
Target: 
83.2
Target-Setting Method: 
10 percent improvement
Numerator: 

Number of children aged 2 to 5 years whose parent reports that they watch TV or videos for 2 or fewer hours

Denominator: 

Number of children aged 2 to 5 years

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

    From the 2005-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey:

    [NUMERATOR:]

    Over the past 30 days, on average how many hours per day did your child sit and watch TV or videos? Would you say ...

    1. Less than 1 hour
    2. 1 hour
    3. 2 hours
    4. 3 hours
    5. 4 hours
    6. 5 hours or more
    7. None
    8. Refused
    9. Don't know
Data Collection Frequency: 
Periodic
Methodology Notes: 

    Children aged 2-5: Children whose parents report that their child did not watch TV over the past 30 days or on average watched TV less than 1 hour per day, 1 hour per day, or 2 hours per day are classified as viewing television for 2 or fewer hours during a school day.