PA-8.2.1 Increase the proportion of children aged 2 to 5 years who view television, videos, or play video games for no more than 2 hours a day

National Data Source
National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (CDC/NCHS)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
Baseline (Year)
75.6 (2005-2008)
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Number of children aged 2 to 5 years whose parent reports that they watch TV or videos for 2 or fewer hours
Number of children aged 2 to 5 years
Data Collection Frequency
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Adapted from HP2010 objective


Methodology Notes

Children aged 2-5: Children whose parent reports that they did not watch TV over the past 30 days or on average watched TV less than 1 hour per day, 1 hour per day, or 2 hours per day were classified as viewing television for 2 or fewer hours during a school day.

Changes Between HP2010 and HP2020
Healthy People 2020 objectives PA-8 have been modified to reflect the 2008 Federal Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. The data are not comparable with Healthy People 2010 Objective 22-11.

References and More Information

  1. Klein, R.J.; Proctor, S.E.; Boudreault, M.A.; Turczyn, K.M. Healthy People 2010 Criteria for Data Suppression. Statistical Notes No. 24. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2002.