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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
Yes
Measure
percent 
Baseline (Year)
26.4 (2008)
Target
29.0
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of adolescents aged 12 to17 years who always felt that their assigned school work was meaningful and important during the past 12 months
Denominator
Number of adolescents aged 12 to 17 years who attended any type of school or were home-schooled during the past 12 months
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2008 National Survey on Drug Use and Health:

[NUMERATOR:]

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
  2. Sometimes
  3. Seldom
  4. Never
  5. Don't know/Refused
Data Collection Frequency
Annual
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable
Methodology Notes

Students are considered to feel that their assigned school work was meaningful and important during the past 12 months if they answered 'always' to the numerator question listed.

Revision History

Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.

Description of Changes Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch

During regular data collection and processing checks, errors were identified in the NSDUH data. These errors affected the data for Pennsylvania (2006-2010) and Maryland (2008-2009). These errors had minimal impact on the national estimates and no effect on direct estimates for the other 48 states and the District of Columbia. Comparing estimates for Pennsylvania, Maryland, the mid-Atlantic division, and the Northeast region were of most concern. As a result in 2013, the baseline value was revised from 26.6% to 26.4%. The target was adjusted from 29.3% to 29.0% to reflect the revised baseline using the original target-setting method.