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ECBP-5.1 Data Details

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ECBP-5.1 Increase the proportion of elementary, middle, and senior high 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.

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): 
40.6 (2006)
Target: 
44.7
Target-Setting Method: 
10 percent improvement
Numerator: 

Number of elementary, middle, and senior high schools that have a full-time registered nurse-to-student ratio of at least 1:750

Denominator: 

Number of elementary, middle, and senior high schools

Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective: 
Adapted from HP2010 objective
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
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.

    The nurse-to-student ratio is the number of school nurses divided by the total student enrollment. One school nurse is defined as 30 nurse-hours per week per school.

    Total student enrollment of all the 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.

Changes Between HP2010 and HP2020: 
This objective differs from Healthy People 2010 objective 07-04a in that the Healthy People 2010 objective tracked the proportion of middle, junior, and senior high schools (excluding elementary schools) with a full-time registered nurse-to-student ratio of at least 1:750 while this objective tracks the proportion of elementary, middle, and senior high schools with the same ratio.

References

Additional resources about the objective

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