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TU-15.1 Data Details

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TU-15.1 Increase tobacco-free environments in elementary 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.

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: 
Yes
Measure: 
percent
Baseline (Year): 
65.4 (2006)
Target: 
100
Target-Setting Method: 
Total coverage
Numerator: 

Number of elementary 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 elementary 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:]

    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
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 elementary schools. In addition, the objective language has been changed from 'smoke-free and tobacco-free environments' to 'tobacco-free environments.'

Revision History

Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.

Description of Changes Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
This objective was revised in October 2015. The previously reported wording of Objective TU-15.1 erroneously referred to “junior high schools” instead of elementary schools. The estimates reported here and previously are for elementary schools.