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TU-15.2 Data Details

TU-15.2 Increase tobacco-free environments in middle schools, including all school facilities, property, vehicles, and school events

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)
58.7 (2006)
Target
100
Target-Setting Method
Total coverage
Numerator
Number of middle schools that reported that no smoking and no smokeless tobacco use was allowed by students, staff, or visitors on school facilities, property, vehicles, and school events
Denominator
Number of public and private middle schools
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2006 School Health Policies and Programs Study:

[NUMERATOR:]

Does your school's policy specifically prohibit cigarette smoking by students...

  • In school buildings?
    1. Yes
    2. No
  • Outside on school grounds, including parking lots and playing fields?
    1. Yes
    2. No
  • On school buses or other vehicles used to transport students?
    1. Yes
    2. No
  • At off-campus, school-sponsored events?
    1. Yes
    2. No

Does your school's policy specifically prohibit smokeless tobacco use by students...

  • In school buildings?
    1. Yes
    2. No
  • Outside on school grounds, including parking lots and playing fields?
    1. Yes
    2. No
  • On school buses or other vehicles used to transport students?
    1. Yes
    2. No
  • At off-campus, school-sponsored events?
    1. Yes
    2. No

Does your school's policy specifically prohibit cigarette smoking by faculty and staff...

  • In school buildings?
    1. Yes
    2. No
  • Outside on school grounds, including parking lots and playing fields?
    1. Yes
    2. No
  • On school buses or other vehicles used to transport students?
    1. Yes
    2. No
  • At off-campus, school-sponsored events?
    1. Yes
    2. No

Does your school's policy specifically prohibit smokeless tobacco use by faculty and staff...

  • In school buildings?
    1. Yes
    2. No
  • Outside on school grounds, including parking lots and playing fields?
    1. Yes
    2. No
  • On school buses or other vehicles used to transport students?
    1. Yes
    2. No
  • At off-campus, school-sponsored events?
    1. Yes
    2. No

    Does your school's policy specifically prohibit cigarette smoking by school visitors...

    • In school buildings?
      1. Yes
      2. No
    • Outside on school grounds, including parking lots and playing fields?
      1. Yes
      2. No
    • On school buses or other vehicles used to transport students?
      1. Yes
      2. No
    • At off-campus, school-sponsored events?
      1. Yes
      2. No
    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.

    Changes Between HP2010 and HP2020
    This objective differs from Healthy People 2010 objective 27-11 in that the Healthy People 2010 objective tracked junior high, middle, and senior high schools while this objective tracks only middle schools. In addition, the objective language has been changed from 'smoke-free and tobacco-free environments' to 'tobacco-free environments.'