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SHPPS 2000 Data Files and Documentation Data User's Guide

SHPPS 2000 data include 23 questionnaires, 27 data files, and 27 codebooks. Files are grouped by administration level (state, district, school, and classroom) and by component.

File Names

File names include three parts. The first part identifies the component, the second part identifies the level, and the third part indicates the survey year.

Component Part
Health education hlthed
Physical education and activity physed
Health services hlthser
Mental health and social services mental
Healthy and safe school environment env
Nutrition services foodser
Faculty and staff health promotion faculty
Status status
Level Part
State s
District d
School l
Classroom c

The questionnaire and codebook files use the same naming convention but add the words "questionnaire" or "codebook" to the file name.

For example, the files for health education at the state level would be:

Health education file Name
SPSS data hltheds2000.sav
Questionnaire hltheds2000questionnaire.txt
Codebook hltheds2000codebook.rtf

Data Files

The data files are available in:

  • SAS
  • SPSS
  • Microsoft Access formats

The sections below provide information specific to each data format.

SAS Format:

SAS version 7.0 data files. The variables have been formatted and missing values have been defined. A format library has been provided and must be referenced by SAS programs for the datasets to be used. The library is named formats.sas7bcat. For detailed information on using SAS datasets and format libraries, please refer to the documentation provided with your SAS system.

SPSS Format:

SPSS version 9.0 data files. The data have been formatted and missing values have been defined. For detailed information on using SPSS datasets, please refer to the documentation provided with your SPSS system.

Access Format:

Access data files. In some cases, there are too many variables for one Access table. In these instances, the dataset is split into multiple tables. For detailed information on using Access databases, please refer to the documentation provided with your Access software.

Status Files

The status files contain additional information for the component-specific datasets. There are four status files, one for each level (state, district, school, and classroom). The status files contain

  • Enrollment information for district, school, and classroom data
  • School type for school and classroom data
  • QED data

View [pdf 13K] documentation on the origin, structure, and purposes of the identification variables.

Questionnaires

The questionnaires are available in either PDF or txt formats.

Codebooks

The codebooks are available in rich text format (rtf). The codebooks contain the

  • Variable names*
  • Variable labels
  • Value range and codes
  • Frequencies

*The first three letters of the variable name identifies the questionnaire for the state and district files (the school [l] and classroom [c] files are identified by single unique letters). The number at the end of the variable names represents the question number from the associated questionnaire.

 

 
 
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