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Lake Superior College 2004 National College Health Assessment: Traditional and Non-Traditional Student Alcohol Use and Behavior

Polly Johnston and
J Clark Laundergan
Center For Addiction Studies
University of Minnesota Duluth

Research Funding:
Miller-Dwan Foundation
Duluth , Minnesota

March 2006

 

Executive Summary

The following information was gathered from students who completed the national College Health Assessment at lake Superior College in the fall of 2004. For the purpose of this analysis, traditional students are defined as those aged 18 –24 and non- traditional students are define as students aged 25 and over. The other definition critical to the analysis is that those using alcohol were asked, “ The last time you “partied”/ socialized, how many alcoholic drinks did you have ?”. The number of drinks reported was then used to calculate the mean (arithmetic average). Those students drinking under the mean number of drinks and those drinking at or above the mean number of drinks constitute two drinking categories. The other category is the non drinkers.

Traditional / Non-Traditional

Alcoholby Traditional and Non-Traditional Students