Increase the proportion of children who do enough aerobic physical activity — PA‑09 Data Methodology and Measurement

About the National Data


Baseline: 25.9 percent of children aged 6 to 13 years met the current aerobic physical activity guideline in 2016-17

Target: 30.4 percent

Number of children aged 6 to 13 years who exercised, played a sport, or participated in physical activity for at least 60 minutes every day during the past week.
Number of children aged 6 to 13 years.
Target-setting method
Percentage point improvement
Target-setting method details
Percentage point improvement from the baseline using Cohen's h effect size of 0.10.
Target-setting method justification
Trend data were not available for this objective. A percentage point improvement was calculated using Cohen's h effect size of 0.1. This method was used because it was a statistically significant improvement from the baseline and the Healthy People 2030 Workgroup Subject Matter Experts expected the data to move in the desired direction during the next decade.

1. Effect size h=0.1 was chosen to correspond with 10% improvement from a baseline of 50%.