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ECBP-5.3 Data Details

ECBP-5.3 Increase the proportion of middle schools that have a full-time registered school nurse-to-student ratio of at least 1:750

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

National Data Source
School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (CDC/NCHHSTP)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
No
Measure
percent 
Baseline (Year)
43.9 (2006)
Target
48.3
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of middle schools that have a full-time registered nurse-to-student ratio of at least 1:750
Denominator
Number of middle schools
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2006 School Health Policies and Programs Study:

[NUMERATOR:]

Are there any RN/LPNs who work in the school?

  1. Yes
  2. No

[If yes:] Please tell me how many RNLPNs work in your school, which days of the week each RN is here, and how many hours each RN/LPN is usually here on those days.

[If an RN/LPN doesn't have a regular schedule, ask:] How many total hours per week is this RN/LPN usually in your school?

Data Collection Frequency
Periodic
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Adapted from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

Starting with the 2012 survey, the name of the SHPPS survey was changed from the School Health Policies and Programs Study to the School Health Policies and Practices Study.

Total student enrollment of the middle and junior high schools included in SHPPS is obtained from the Quality Education Data (QED) database. QED’s National Education Database covers all educational institutions in the United States and Canada.

This objective is adapted from the Healthy People 2010 objective 7.4c, which traced the proportion of junior high schools that had a full-time registered nurse-to-student ratio of at least 1:750..

References

Additional resources about the objective.

  1. For more information about QED's National Education Database, see http://www.qeddata.com.