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Table 1 Definitions of Health People 2020 Goals

From: Association of military life experiences and health indicators among military spouses

DomainHP2020 Individual GoalaAssessment of Goal for Spouses and Service Members Using Family Study Data
Weight/BMIAttain a healthy weight for height: body mass index (BMI), 18.5–25 kg/m2Self-reported weight and height, calculated to a BMI in healthy range based on self-reported height and weight (yes/no)
Aerobic exerciseEngage in aerobic physical activity of at least moderate intensity for at least 150 min/week, or of vigorous intensity for 75 min/week, or an equivalent combination (calculated as the sum of moderate intensity minutes and 2 times the vigorous intensity minutes)Self-reported aerobic exercise minutes in healthy range (yes/no); participants were asked about frequency and duration of both moderate and vigorous aerobic activity in a typical week
Strength trainingPerform muscle strengthening activities on 2 or more days of the weekSelf-reported strength training days per week in a typical week in healthy range (yes/no)
SleepObtain adequate daily sleep – 8 or more hours for those aged 18 to 21 years and 7 or more hours for those aged 22 years and overSelf-reported hours of sleep in an average 24-h period over the past month in healthy range (yes/no)
Alcohol useRefrain from risky alcohol consumption, either in the form of heavy drinking or binge drinking, in the past 30 daysRisky drinking, defined as self-reported heavy drinking in the past week or binge drinking in the past year (yes/no)
Heavy drinking, defined as consuming more than 2 drinks per day on average for men or more than 1 drink per day on average for women in the past 30 days.Heavy drinking, defined as consuming 14 or more drinks in the past week for men or 7 or more drinks in the past week for women.
Binge drinking, defined as consuming 5 or more drinks for men or 4 or more drinks for women at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other in the past 30 days.Binge drinking, defined as consuming 5 or more drinks on 1 occasion for men or 4 or more drinks on 1 occasion for women in the past year.
Tobacco useRefrain from smoking cigarettesCurrent nonsmoker based on self-report; respondent is classified a current smoker if they have smoked at least 100 cigarettes in their lifetime and also smoked cigarettes in the past year (yes/no)
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