About the National Data

Data

Baseline: 7.7 percent of children aged 17 years and under had ever experienced a parent or guardian serving time in jail in 2016-17

Target: 5.2 percent

Numerator
Number of children aged 17 years and under who have ever lived with a parent who has served time in jail or prison after the child was born.
Denominator
Number of children aged 17 years and under.
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.
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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 improvement would facilitate well-being and improve health access for children.

Methodology

Methodology notes

The National Survey of Children's Health is an address-based, self-administered survey completed via web or paper by a parent/caregiver knowledgeable about the health and health care of one randomly selected child in the household.

History

Comparable HP2020 objective
Modified, which includes core objectives that are continuing from Healthy People 2020 but underwent a change in measurement.
Changes between HP2020 and HP2030
This objective differs from Healthy People 2020 objective SDOH-5 in that the tracking data for SDOH-5 are not comparable to the tracking data for this objective due to the 2016 redesign of the National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH).

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