Thirty-five percent of the teens surveyed said their student restrooms are missing toilet paper, soap or paper towels -- the basic sanitary supplies that in other public settings are mandated by local health departments. This lack of restroom supplies was a particular issue among female high-schoolers; 53 percent of girls age 15-17 said their student restrooms lacked the basics.
When asked what school officials should do to improve restroom conditions,
more than three-quarters of the teens surveyed implored their schools to make
sure that toilet paper, soap and towels don't run out.
The survey of 256 students age 12-17 nationwide was conducted by telephone
May 20-23, 2004 by Opinion Research Corporation on behalf of Kimberly-
Clark Professional. The margin of error is plus or minus 6 percent.
Source: Kimberly-Clark Professional