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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 high 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...

a. In school buildings?

  1. Yes
  2. No

b. Outside on school grounds, including parking lots and playing fields?

  1. Yes
  2. No

c. On school buses or other vehicles used to transport students?

  1. Yes
  2. No

d. At off-campus, school-sponsored events?

  1. Yes
  2. No

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

a. In school buildings?

  1. Yes
  2. No

b. Outside on school grounds, including parking lots and playing fields?

  1. Yes
  2. No

c. On school buses or other vehicles used to transport students?

  1. Yes
  2. No

d. At off-campus, school-sponsored events?

  1. Yes
  2. No

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

a. In school buildings?

  1. Yes
  2. No

b. Outside on school grounds, including parking lots and playing fields?

  1. Yes
  2. No

c. On school buses or other vehicles used to transport students?

  1. Yes
  2. No

d. At off-campus, school-sponsored events?

  1. Yes
  2. No

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

a. In school buildings?

  1. Yes
  2. No

b. Outside on school grounds, including parking lots and playing fields?

  1. Yes
  2. No

c. On school buses or other vehicles used to transport students?

  1. Yes
  2. No

d. At off-campus, school-sponsored events?

  1. Yes
  2. No

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

a. In school buildings?

  1. Yes
  2. No

b. Outside on school grounds, including parking lots and playing fields?

  1. Yes
  2. No

c. On school buses or other vehicles used to transport students?

  1. Yes
  2. No

d. At off-campus, school-sponsored events?

  1. Yes
  2. No

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

a. In school buildings?

  1. Yes
  2. No

b. Outside on school grounds, including parking lots and playing fields?

  1. Yes
  2. No

c. On school buses or other vehicles used to transport students?

  1. Yes
  2. No

d. At off-campus, school-sponsored events?

  1. Yes
  2. No
Data Collection Frequency
Periodic
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Adapted from HP2010 objective
Changes Between HP2010 and HP2020
HP2010 objective 27-11 had one measure which included junior high, middle and highschools. This objective measures only middle schools. In addition, the language of the objective has changed from 'smoke-free' to 'tobacco-free'.