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AH-5.5 Data Details

AH-5.5 Increase the proportion of adolescents who consider their school work to be meaningful and important

About the Data

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

National Data Source
National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH); Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
Baseline (Year)
26.4 (2008)
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Number of adolescents aged 12-17 who always felt that their assigned school work was meaningful and important during the past 12 months
Adolescents aged 12-17 who attended any type of school or were home-schooled during the past 12 months
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

National Survey on Drug Use and Health, SAMHSA


YE-11, "During the past 12 months, how often did you feel that the school work you were assigned to do was meaningful and important?"

  • (1) Always (this response selected as basis for numerator)
  • (2) Sometimes
  • (3) Seldom
  • (4) Never
  • (5) DK/REF
Data Collection Frequency
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable