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PA-8.2.3 Data Details

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PA-8.2.3 Increase the proportion of adolescents in grades 9 through 12 who view television, videos, or play video games for no more than 2 hours a day

About the Data: National

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: 
No
Measure: 
percent
Baseline (Year): 
67.2 (2009)
Target: 
73.9
Target-Setting Method: 
10 percent improvement
Numerator: 

Number of students in grades  9 through 12 who report watching TV for 2 or fewer hours on an average school day

Denominator: 

Number of students in grades  9 through 12

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

    From the 2009 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System:

    [NUMERATOR:]

    On an average school day, how many hours do you watch TV?

    1. I do not watch TV on an average school day
    2. Less than 1 hour per day
    3. 1 hour per day
    4. 2 hours per day
    5. 3 hours per day
    6. 4 hours per day
    7. 5 or more hours per day
Data Collection Frequency: 
Biennial
Methodology Notes: 

    Adolescents in grades 9 through 12: Students who report that they did not watch TV on an average school day or 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.

Changes Between HP2010 and HP2020: 
This objective differs from Healthy People 2010 objective 22-11 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.

About the Data: State

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the state-level data.

Data Source: 
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System
Measure: 
percent
Numerator: 

Number of students in grades  9 through 12 who report watching TV for 2 or fewer hours on an average school day

Denominator: 

Number of students in grades  9 through 12

Questions Used to Obtain the State Data: 

      From the 2009 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System:

      [NUMERATOR:]

      On an average school day, how many hours do you watch TV?

      1. I do not watch TV on an average school day
      2. Less than 1 hour per day
      3. 1 hour per day
      4. 2 hours per day
      5. 3 hours per day
      6. 4 hours per day
      7. 5 or more hours per day
Data Collection Frequency: 
Biennial
Methodology Notes: 

      Adolescents in grades 9 through 12: Students who report that they did not watch TV on an average school day or 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.