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EH-16.9 Data Details

EH-16.9 Increase the proportion of the Nation’s elementary, middle, and high schools with community water systems that promote a healthy and safe physical school environment by inspecting drinking water outlets for coliforms

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)
55.2 (2006)
Target
60.7
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of schools that had the objective-specific program or practice
Denominator
Total number of schools in sample
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the School Health Policies and Practices Study:

[NUMERATOR:]

Physical School Environment

School Policy and Environment State Questionnaire - Public Use Version 9

The next section asks about the physical school environment, such as building maintenance, indoor air quality, pest control, and chemicals.

Has your district adopted a policy requiring schools to periodically:

Test drinking water for coliform?

  1. Yes
  2. No

OR

During the past 12 months, was your school's drinking water tested for:

Coliforms?

  1. Yes
  2. No
Data Collection Frequency
Periodic
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable