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PA-8.3.2 Data Details

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PA-8.3.2 Increase the proportion of children and adolescents aged 6 to 14 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 Survey of Children's Health
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
No
Measure: 
percent
Baseline (Year): 
93.3 (2007)
Target: 
100
Target-Setting Method: 
10 percent improvement
Numerator: 

Number of children aged 6 to 14 years whose parent reports 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 6 to 14 years

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] use a computer for purposes other than schoolwork?

    1. __ __ __ ENTER NUMBER
    2. __ __ __ HOURS
    3. __ __ __ MINUTES
    4. DON'T OWN COMPUTER
    5. Refused
    6. Don't know
Data Collection Frequency: 
Periodic
Methodology Notes: 

    Children aged 6-14: Children whose parents report that they don’t own a computer or that on an average weekday that they spent 2 hours or less than 2 hours using a computer for purposes other than schoolwork 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.