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Table 4 Comparison of accreditation status of government and private schools in Chandigarh, 2011–2013

From: Developing and implementing an accreditation system for health promoting schools in Northern India: a cross-sectional study

Accreditation category Type of schools
Government schools (N = 8) No. of private schools (N = 9) Overall
2011 2013 % age difference 2011 2013 % age difference 2011 2013 % age difference
Bronze 4 (50) 2 (25) -25.0 5 (55.6) 0 -55.6 9 (52.9) 2 (11.8) -41.2
Silver 2 (25) 1 (12.5) -12.50 2 (22.2) 0 -22.20 4 (23.5) 1 (5.9) -17.6
Gold 2 (25) 5 (62.5) +37.50 2 (22.2) 8 (88.8) +66.60 4 (23.5) 13 (76.4) +52.9
Platinum 0 0 0 0 1 (11.2) 11.2 0 1 (5.9) +5.9
  1. Note: Figures in parenthesis are percentages.
  2. Based on the total scores obtained by each school on the accreditation checklist, each school was categorized into platinum, gold, silver and bronze category. During pre-intervention evaluation in 2011, only 2 (25%) of the government and 2 (22%) of the private schools belonged to the gold level of accreditation. However, this proportion increased to 5 (62%) and 8 (89%), respectively after intervention in 2013. Overall, the proportion of schools at the gold level increased from 4 (23%) in 2011 to 13 (76%) in 2013.