PA-8.3.1 Increase the proportion of children aged 2 to 5 years who use a computer or play computer games outside of school (for nonschool work) 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
No
Measure
percent 
Baseline (Year)
97.4 (2005-2008)
Target
Not applicable
Target-Setting Method
This measure is being tracked for informational purposes. If warranted, a target will be set during the decade.
Numerator
Number of children aged 2 to 5 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 2 to 5 years
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2005-2006, 2007-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey:

[NUMERATOR:]

Over the past 30 days, on average how many hours per day did [CHILD] use a computer or play computer games outside of school? Would you say...

  • less than 1 hour
  • 1 hour
  • 2 hours
  • 3 hours
  • 4 hours
  • 5 hours or more
  • [CHILD] does not use a computer outside of school

[Note: The 2005-2006 question did not specify that computer use was outside of school.]

Data Collection Frequency
Annual
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Adapted from HP2010 objective

Comments

Methodology Notes

Children aged 2-5: Children whose parent reports that they did not use a computer outside of school over the past 30 days or on average used a computer or played computer games less than 1 hour per day, 1 hour per day, or 2 hours per day 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.

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.