This brief survey conducted in April 2005 asked school health professionals about the country of origin of their students. The survey was attached to grant and news alerts.

Number of Web site survey participants: 750

Survey period: April 1 – April 30

Question 1: Which state do you reside in? Results from the top 25 states.

Texas 76
California 72
Illinois 67
New York 56
Iowa 27
New Jersey 25
Ohio 23
Oklahoma 22
Pennsylvania 19
Georgia 18
Wisconsin 17
Virginia 17
Maryland 17
Connecticut 16
Michigan 15
Indiana 14
Minnesota 13
Florida 13
New Hampshire 12
South Carolina 12
Washington 12
North Carolina 11
Arizona 11
Missouri 11
Maine 10

Question 2: Do any of your students/patients come from other countries?

Answer Number Percentage
Yes 602 84.5%
No 119 16.5%
Non-responder 29

Question 3:

For those respondents who answered “yes” to the above question, we asked them to identify the country of origin for their student/patient population. The table below lists the country, number of responses, and percentage. The survey allowed for multiple answers.

Country # of sites reporting student-patients from these countries
Mexico

505

Vietnam

307

China

247

India

265

Russia

211

Ukraine

149

Bosnia & Herzegovina

111

Cuba

83

El Salvador

50

Others: African countries (Ghana, Somalia, Nigeria, Sudan, etc)

13

Other: Dominican Republic

9

Other: Poland

9

Other: Puerto Rico

6

Total

1965

Note:

1 Other category: Reported the most frequently mentioned countries.

2Though Philippines was listed on the survey, no one selected this country as an answer. This could be due to a database problem.