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PA-8.3.1 Data Details

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PA-8.3.1 Increase the proportion of children aged 2 to 5 years who use a computer or play computer games outside of school (for nonschool work) 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): 
97.4 (2005–08)
Target: 
Not applicable
Target-Setting Method: 
This measure is being tracked for informational purposes. If warranted, a target will be set during the decade.
Numerator: 

Number of children aged 2 to 5 years whose parents report that they use a computer or play computer games outside of school (for non-school work) for no more than 2 hours a day

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 2005-2006, 2007-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey:

    [NUMERATOR:]

    Over the past 30 days, on average how many hours per day did [CHILD] use a computer or play computer games outside of school? 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. [CHILD] does not use a computer outside of school
    8. Refused
    9. Don't know

    [Note: The 2005-2006 question did not specify that computer use was outside of school.]

Data Collection Frequency: 
Periodic
Methodology Notes: 

    Children aged 2-5: Children whose parents report that they did not use a computer outside of school over the past 30 days or on average used a computer or played computer games less than 1 hour per day, 1 hour per day, or 2 hours per day were classified as using a computer or playing computer games outside of school (for non-school work) for no more than 2 hours a day.