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Health Risk Behavior Assessment Results October 2001

    The Student Health Clinic surveyed EDUC 1010 and DSPL 0800 classes in October 2001 for health risk behaviors. Total responders were 288. 74% were 17-24 years of age, 22% were 25-44, and 4% were 45 or older. 57% were female; 43% were male. 92% were white, 1 % were Asian, 4 % were Black or African American, 2% were American Indian or Alaska Native, and 1% were Hispanic. 86% were full time students. The purpose of the survey was to identify the prevalence of health-risk behaviors among our college students and to provide data for health promotion programs on our campus.

    RESULTS

    Data Sources: 1995 CDC National College Health Risk Behavior Survey (NCHRBS) 

    Health Risk Behavior  Our Campus  CDC National 
    Unintentional Injury 
      Safety Belt use rarely or never 15% 10.2%
      %Students rode a bicycle in last year 42% 57.1%
      %Students never or rarely wore a helmet 86% 87.1%
      Driving after drinking 18% Not Available
      Driving after drinking 5 or more drinks 14% Not available
    Intentional Injuries 
      Forced sexual intercourse (lifetime) 10% 13.17%
      Physical Fight in last 12 months 15% 10.2%
      Serious consideration of attempting suicide in last 12 months 9% 10.3%
      Attempted Suicide in last 12 months 2% 1.5%
    Tobacco Use 
      Ever tried cigarettes (lifetime) 73% 74.8%
      Current Smoker 42% 29%
      Smokes Equal to or greater than 11 cigarettes per day 43% 34%
      Ever tried to quit cigarettes 71% 67.7%
      Current Smokeless Tobacco Use 10% 5.4%
    Alcohol Use 
      At least one drink in last 30 days 49% 68.2%
      Have drunk alcohol on greater than or equal to at least 20 of 30 days preceding survey 2% 4.2%
      5 or more drinks of alcohol at one setting in last 30 days 27% 34.5%
    Marijuana Use 
      Lifetime use 44% 48.7%
      Used in last 30 days 19% 14%
    Cocaine Use 
      Lifetime use 9% 14.4%
      Used in last 30 days 3% 2.4%
    Sexual Behaviors that Contribute to Unintended Pregnancy and STIs 
      Currently sexually active 72% 68.2%
      Use condoms all the time 23% 30%
      Unintentional pregnancy or unintentionally gotten someone pregnant in last 12 months 3% Not Available
      Tested for HIV infection (lifetime) 33% 38.8%
    Dietary Behaviors and Nutrition 
      Currently eat 5 fruits and vegetables per day 2% 26.3%
      Currently eat 3-4 fruits and vegetables per day 19%  
    Physical Activity 
      Currently participates in vigorous activity 3 or more days/wk 27% 37.6%
      Currently participates in moderate activity 5 or more days /wk 16% 19.5%
    Sleep Deprivation 
      Report getting enough sleep to feel rested 5 or more days/wk 13%  
    Health Insurance  Report having any kind of health insurance 78% Not Available
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