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Scholars Day 2007, Wednesday, April 11

A Comparison of Health Risk Behavior of College Students in Upstate NY and National Norms.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducts an annual survey adolescent health risk behavior with the intention of establishing national norms for variables such as the extent of alcohol and other substance abuse, sexual health risk behaviors, nutrition habits, extent and nature of physical activity, and violence. The purpose of the project is to compare the self-reported health risk behaviors of college students at SUNY Brockport with national averages for the same. The goal of the researcher is to examine the differences and similarities between local data and national norms to make recommendations for improving health standards of local college students. Methods: the Youth Risk Behavior Survey 2007 created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be administered to intact groups of college students at SUNY Brockport and data derived from the analysis of the surveys will be correlated with national data.

Presenter: Katie Skomra (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Health Science
Location: 31 Hartwell
Time: 9 am (Session I)