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OA-6 Data Details

OA-6 Increase the proportion of older adults with reduced physical or cognitive function who engage in light, moderate, or vigorous leisure-time physical activities

About the Data

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

National Data Source
National Health Interview Survey (NHIS); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (CDC/NCHS)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
Yes
Measure
percent 
Baseline (Year)
32.6 (2008)
Target
35.9
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Older adults aged 65 and over with reduced physical or cognitive function who engage in light, moderate, or vigorous leisure-time physical activities
Denominator
Number of older adults aged 65 and over with reduced physical or cognitive function
Data Collection Frequency
Annual
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable
Methodology Notes

How often do you do VIGOROUS leisure-time physical activities for AT LEAST 10 MINUTES that cause HEAVY sweating or LARGE increases in breathing or heart rate?

How often do you do LIGHT OR MODERATE leisure-time physical activities for AT LEAST 10 MINUTES that cause ONLY LIGHT sweating or a SLIGHT to MODERATE increase in breathing or heart rate?

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

The original baseline was revised from 33.7 to 32.6 due to a change in programming. The target was adjusted from 37.1 to 35.9 to reflect the revised baseline using the original target-setting method.