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Full Text







Healthy Gators
Student Survey Report
2008








UF UNIVERSITY of
UF FLORIDA
Healthy Gators 2010 Coalition


Revised 3/23/09








Table of Contents


Executive Sum m ary............................................................................................................... 3
Intro d uctio n ............................................................................................................. . ............. 8
M eth o d s .................................................................................................................... . ........... 8
Q questionnaire D esign ............................................................................. .............. . 8
P ro ce d u re .................8.......................... .................
Inclusion Criteria ................ ........ ... ..... ... ..................... .............. 9
R esp onse R ate ............ ................ ........................................................................ 9
D em graphics ................................................................................... 9
R epresentativeness ....................................................................... ...................... 9
S survey Find ings ................................................................................................................... 10
Section 1: Impediments to Academic Performance......................... ................. 10
Section 2: General Health ......... .............................................................. 11
G greatest H health C oncern.................................... ....................................... 11
Student Retention.. ...................................................................................... 11
Health Insurance ...... ......................................................................... 12
Section 3: M medical Problem s ........................................................... ...................... 12
Section 4: Mental Health, Sleep and Stress........................................... .............. 13
Mental Health Diagnosis and Treatment..................................................... 13
E m optional H health .............................. ........................................ .............. . 14
D isordered Eating......................... ... .. ................................. ................. 14
Suicide and Self-Injury ....................................................... 14
S le e p ............................................................. 1 5
Tim e M anagem ent ..................................... ............................. 15
Stress Management & Coping Techniques ............. ..................................... 15
Sexual Identity .......................................................................... ................. 16
Section 5: Sexual Health and Contraception.......................................... ............. 16
S sexual P partners ......... ............................................................... .............. . 16
Condom Use .......................................... ............. .......... 16
Contraception/Birth Control Methods ........................................................... 17
S TI Testing .............................................................. ..... ............. 17
H P V Vaccine ......................................................... 17
Em ergency Contraception............................................................ ................. 17
Section 6: Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs....................................... ............. 18
Prevalence of Substance U se ................................................. ..................... 18
Cigarette Use vs. Perception of Use .................................................. ........... 18
S m oking on C am pus ........................ .. .................................................. ....... 19
Quitting Smoking ......................................... .............................. 19
H igh R isk D drinking ................................ ... .... ....... ..... .............. ....... .. 19
Alcohol Use vs. Perception of Use .................. ..................... 19
Consequences of Drinking Alcohol .......................................... ................. 20
Protective Drinking Behaviors ......................................................................... 20
Driving Under the Influence ................................................................. .......20
Prescription Drug Abuse ............................... ... ............. .......................... 20




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Section 7: Nutrition, Weight and Exercise.............................................. ........... 21
Fruit and Vegetable Intake ................................................_.......................... 21
Soda and Milk Consumption ...................... ....... ...................................... 22
Vitam in/M mineral Intake ............ .......... ................................... ................. 22
Limiting Foods/Calories............................. ................. .................22
V e g e ta ria n ism ....................... ... .. ......... ... .................................. ................. 2 2
Estim ated Body M ass Index......................................................... ................. 23
W eight C change Practice............................ ............................... ................. 23
W eight-related Behaviors ........................................................... ................. 23
Exercise Behaviors.............................................. ................ 24
Physical Activity Guidelines................ ................. ................. 24
Section 8: Sexual Assault and Violence ........................................................... 24
Abusive Relationships ....... ...................... ................. .......... .............. 24
Unwanted Sexual Advances or Assault .......................................................... 24
Violence ................................................ ....... ............ .............. ... 25
Verbal Threats and Stalking ..............._........................... 25
C carrying a W eapons............................ .........................................................25
Section 9: Vehicle Safety and Sunlight/UV Exposure............................. ........... 25
S e a tb e lt U s e ............. ........... .... ........... .............................. .............................. 2 5
H elm e t U se ...................................................... ..................................... ......... 2 5
Cell Phone Use ............ .................................. 25
Sunlight/U V Exposure ............................................. .. .. .. ..... .. ....... .. .. 26
Section 10: Campus Health Services, Resources and Policies...............................27
UF Encourages my Health and Well-being ..............................................27
Awareness of Healthy Gators 2010 Coalition .................. ....................... 27
Awareness of Campus Health Services and Resources .................................. 27
Healthy Food Accessibility and Affordability on Campus.................................. 28
Healthy Food Purchases on Campus ..............................................................28
Campus Smoking Policy.................................. .......... .............. 28
Recom m endations ................................................................................................... 29
R efe re n ces ..................................................................................................................... 29
A know ledgem ents ................................................................................................. 29
Appendix A : Content Experts ................................................................................. 30
A appendix B: Dem graphics .................................................................................... 31








Executive Summary


The Healthy Gators 2010 Data Collection and Analysis Work Group created the Healthy Gators
Student Survey in fall 2007 and administered it in spring of 2008. Survey results provide insights
into ten key areas: 1) impediments to academic performance, 2) general health, 3) medical
problems, 4) mental health, sleep and stress, 5) sexual health and contraception, 6) alcohol,
tobacco and other drug use, 7) nutrition, weight and exercise, 8) sexual assault and violence,
9) vehicle safety and sunlight/UV exposure, and 10) campus health services, resources and
policies.

The following are some key findings from each of the 10 sections of the report.

Impediments to Academic Performance Section 1

Students reported stress (25.5%), cold/flu/sore throat (23.1%), and anxiety (19.2%) as the
top three factors most likely to negatively impact academic performance. Other frequently
reported academic impediments included sleep difficulties (16.3%), internet use/computer
games (13.2%) relationship difficulties (13.1%), and depression (11.8%)

General Health Section 2

UF students identified overweight/obesity (17.2% of total comments), nutrition/diet issues
(10.9%), stress/anxiety (10.7%), birth control/preventing pregnancy (7.4%), and
fitness/exercise (6.2%) as their five "greatest" health concerns in an open-ended question.
6.3% of students considered leaving school due to poor physical health one or more times
while they were students at the University. An additional 20.5% considered leaving school
due to poor mental health.

The majority of students (71.2%) cited their parents' health plan as their primary source of
health insurance. University sponsored plans or other plans made up 11.3% and 6.4%,
respectively. 9.4% of students did not have health insurance and 1.7% were unsure of
their insurance status.

Medical Problems Section 3

The five most common medical problems that students experienced in the 12 months
preceding the survey were allergies (23.7%), sinus infection (17.6%), urinary tract infection
(11.3%), back pain (9.7%) and strep throat (8.5%).

Mental Health, Sleep and Stress Section 4

Mental Health Diagnosis and Treatment. In the 12 months preceding the survey,
anxiety (7.7%) was the most commonly cited diagnosed mental health problem followed
by depression (6.9%) and panic attacks (4.4%). 5.6% of students indicated that they were
receiving treatment for anxiety, 6.1% for depression and 2.4% for panic attacks.

Emotional Health. In the last 12 months, 88.1% of respondents felt overwhelmed by all
they had to do, 84% reported feeling exhausted (not from physical activity), and 66.0%
indicated feeling very sad. Furthermore, 60.7% felt very lonely, 54.3% felt overwhelming
anxiety, and 48.6% felt things were hopeless.








Disordered Eating. One percent of students indicated that they were diagnosed with
anorexia in the past 12 months (1.0% females and 1.0% males), and 1.7% indicated they
had been diagnosed with bulimia (2.2% females and 1.2% males). 4.1% of female
respondents reported vomiting/taking laxatives in the last 30 days to lose weight, and
10.8% of females and 7.0% of males reported making themselves sick because of feeling
uncomfortably full. Nearly one-quarter (24.2%) of all respondents indicated that feeling fat
frequently interferes with enjoying everyday life, and 19.6% worry about losing control over
how much they eat.

Suicide and Self-Injury. 11.8% of students reported having ever seriously considered
suicide and 4.1% reported ever attempting suicide. 1.1% of students attempted suicide
within the past 12 months. Furthermore, 10.7% of students reported having ever
intentionally cut, burned, bruised or otherwise injured themselves, and 4% reported this
behavior in the past 12 months.

Sleep. 44% of students reported feeling rested when they woke up in the morning on four
or more days of the week. 15% of students reported having an extremely hard time falling
asleep on four or more days of the past week.

Stress Management & Coping Techniques. Students reported both positive and
negative strategies for dealing with stress. In the last 30 days, 65.6% of students reported
using exercise or physical activity specifically for the purposes of decreasing stress.
80.7% reported communicating with a friend/family member, whereas, 38.0% of students
reported spending excessive time on the computer or internet and another 37.3% reported
drinking alcohol or partying to decrease stress.

Sexual Identity. 7.4% of respondents reported ever having struggled with their sexual
identity, and 4.0% reported struggling with this issue in the past 12 months.

Sexual Health and Contraception Section 5

Sexual Partners. Approximately one-third of all students (33.6%) reported having no
sexual partners during the 12 months preceding the survey. Another 41.8% reported
having one sexual partner, and 24.7% reported two or more sexual partners.

Condom Use. 43.4% of students who engaged in vaginal intercourse reported always
using a condom, while 26.7% reported never using a condom. 20.6% of students who
engaged in anal intercourse reported always using a condom while 68.5% reported never
using a condom. 56.3% of students used a condom the last time they had vaginal
intercourse.

Contraception/Birth Control Methods. The most frequently reported methods of
contraception among sexually active students included birth control pills (39.5%), male
condom only (28.6%) and condom with another method (15.1%).

Emergency Contraception. 13.2% of sexually active students reported that either they or
their partner used emergency contraception in the last 12 months.

Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Testing. 27.6% of all sexually active respondents
reported getting tested for chlamydia in the past 12 months including 36.6% of females
and 10.7% of males. 34.0% reported ever being tested for HIV including 35.6% of females
and 32.2% of males.








Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccine. Approximately one-quarter (24.9%) of female
respondents reported getting the HPV vaccine, Gardasil.

Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Section 6

Alcohol Consumption. 64.1% of students drank 0-4 drinks when they socialized during
the two weeks preceding the survey (69.4% of females and 55.5% of males). 12.0% of
students indicated that they never drank in their lifetime.

Consequences of Drinking Alcohol. In the 12 months prior to the survey, 20.6% of
students who drink alcohol reported injuring themselves as a consequence of drinking
alcohol. Another 11.7% reported having unprotected sex after consuming alcohol. During
the 30 days preceding the survey, 8.2% of all survey respondents reported driving after
having 5 or more drinks.

Protective Behaviors. Among the students who reported drinking alcohol, 86.0% used
designated drivers and 64.6% kept track of how many drinks they have. Another 77.4%
ate before and/or during drinking, while only 22.6% alternated non-alcoholic drinks with
alcoholic drinks.

Tobacco Use. 86.3% of respondents reported never having smoked cigarettes in their
lifetime; whereas, 8.6% reported smoking cigarettes during the 30 days preceding the
survey. Of these students, 18.6% smoked daily, and approximately half (51.5%) indicated
that they had smoked on campus in the last 30 days. Furthermore, more than half
(55.3%) reported seriously considering quitting in the next 6 months, and 53.3% had quit
for one or more days in the last 12 months.

Hookah smoking was reported by 12.7% of students, and cigars, cigarillos, and little cigars
including Swisher Sweets or Black & Milds by 9.9% of students. Smokeless tobacco use
was cited by only 1.5% of students.

Illicit Drug Use. 59.4% of students reported never using marijuana; however, 13.8%
reported using marijuana in the last 30 days. No students reported using
methamphetamine in the past 30 days, and only 0.4% reported using club drugs.

Substance Use vs. Perception of Use. As a general trend, respondents overestimated
high risk drinking behavior and cigarette smoking among UF students. For example,
35.9% of students reported high-risk drinking, however, respondents estimated that 52.6%
of UF students, on average, drank five or more drinks in one sitting in the past 2 weeks.
Furthermore, 8.6% of students reported smoking cigarettes in the past 30 days yet
respondents believed that 33.9% of UF students, on average, smoked one or more days
in the past month.

Prescription Drug Abuse. 18% of respondents reported ever trying a prescription drug
for any non-medical reason. 14.2% of respondents reported ever trying pain relievers and
10.7% reported trying stimulants for any non-medical reason. 59.6% of students who had
ever abused prescription drugs began use between the ages of 12 and 18 years.

Nutrition, Weight and Exercise Section 7

Nutrition. Only 6% of students consume the recommended five or more servings of fruits
and vegetables daily. 30.7% reported drinking one or more eight ounce glasses of milk
daily as compared to 11.7% who drink one or more servings of sweetened soft drinks
each day. Only one-fourth (25.3%) took a multiple vitamin or mineral supplement on five








or more days in the past week. 9.6% of UF students consider themselves a vegetarian,
and 37.6% consciously limit their saturated fat and/or trans fat intake.

Weight. Body mass index was calculated based on respondents' self-reported height
and weight. According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute's BMI categories1,
65.5% of respondents have a BMI of 18.5 24.9 which is considered a healthy weight for
most people. 21.1% have a BMI indicating overweight (25.0-29.9) and 7.1% of students
reported a BMI indicating a weight falling into one of the three obese categories (> 30).
Among the respondents with a BMI of 25.0 or greater, 71.4% reported attempting to lose
weight. BMI should be used with caution for individuals who are very muscular since their
BMI may place them in an overweight /obese category when they are not overly fat1.

Exercise. Among all respondents, 23.1% met the American College of Sports
Medicine/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention standards2 for moderate physical
activity (30 minutes, five to seven days per week) and 34.4% met the recommended
standards for vigorous exercise (20 minutes, three or more days per week). However,
57.3% of respondents neither exercised moderately nor vigorously as often as the
guidelines suggest. 50.2% met recommendations for exercises that strengthen and tone
the muscles (two or more times per week).

Sexual Assault and Violence Section 8

Sexual Assault. Approximately 6.6% of students reported being touched sexually against
their will within the last 12 months. Furthermore, 2.7% of respondents reported having
someone attempt sexual penetration against their will, and 1.7 reported sexual penetration
against their will. 8.7% of students also reported experiencing some form of intimate
relationship abuse (physical, emotional or sexual) in the past 12 months.

Violence. 5.5% of students indicated that they have been involved in a physical fight in
the last 12 months, and 3.3% were involved in a physical assault.

Verbal Threats and Stalking. 17.3% of students were verbally threatened, and 4.7% of
students experienced stalking during the 12 months preceding the survey.

Carrying a Weapon. 5.5% of students reported carrying a weapon like a gun or knife one
or more times within the past 30 days (excluding hunting situations or as part of a job).

Vehicle Safety and Sunlight/UV Exposure- Section 9

Seatbelt Use. Seatbelt use was practiced by 94.3% of the respondents most of the time
or always in the 12 months preceding the survey.

Helmet Use. Helmet use was far less common than seatbelt use with only 14.1% of
students reporting that they wore helmets most of the time or always when riding a bicycle
in the last 12 months. Helmet use was more frequent (28.1%) among moped, scooter or
motorcyclists during this time frame.

Cell Phone Use While Driving. 95.2% of students indicated that they talked on their cell
phone (without the use of hands-free apparatus) while driving a car during the 30 days
preceding the survey. Furthermore, 17.7% of moped, scooter, or motorcycle riders
admitted to driving and talking on their cell phone. Finally, 74.4% of the respondents
admitted to sending or reading a text message while driving a car, and 25.9% did this
while driving a moped, scooter or motorcycle.








Sunlight/UV Exposure. 22.2% of students wore sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher
most of the time or always during the 30 days preceding the survey, and 8.4% of students
used sunlamps or tanning booths in that same time frame (12.4% of females and1.4% of
males).

Campus Health Services, Resources and Policies Section 10
UF Encourages Health and Well-being. The majority of students (62.6%) agreed that UF
encourages their health and well-being.

Awareness of Healthy Gators 2010 Coalition. 29.0% of students were familiar with the
Healthy Gators 2010 Coalition.

Awareness of Campus Health Services and Resources. The three UF health
services/resources that survey participants were most likely to be aware of included:

Recreation and Fitness Facilities 98.4%
Medical Care 96.8%
Nighttime Safety Van 92.8%

The three UF health services/resources that survey participants were least likely to be
aware of included:

Quitting Smoking 37.1%
Massage Services 39.7%
Emergency Contraception 43.2%

Healthy Food Availability and Affordability on Campus. A majority of respondents
were aware that fruit (85.1%), vegetables (79.9%), bottled water (97.7%) and low-fat
snacks (80.1%) were available on campus, and 82.0% had purchased a healthy beverage,
food or snack on campus in the last year. 65.8% agreed that healthy food choices were
easy to find on campus, however, only 43% thought they were affordable.

Campus Smoking Policy. Approximately two-thirds of students (65.7%) correctly
identified that the UF policy permits smoking on campus except inside buildings and within
50 feet outside of buildings. 21.3% indicated that the smoking policy should remain the
same; approximately one-third (34.1%) supported a smoke-free campus, or preferred
smoking to be allowed in only designated areas on campus (34.6%). Only 9.0% indicated
that smoking should be allowed anywhere except inside buildings.










Contact Dr. Shirley Haberman at shirleyh@ufl.edu or 352-392-1161 ext. 4281 for more
information about this report.








Introduction


Student health professionals support student learning and academic achievement in two primary
ways. First, they help reduce impediments to learning caused by illness and the consequences of
poor health; and second, they help enhance learning by promoting positive health behaviors
associated with optimal personal performance. To guide their prevention and treatment efforts,
health professionals require data that accurately describe the health behaviors and health status
of the student body.

The Healthy Gators 2010 Coalition developed the Healthy Gators Student Survey to gather
relevant health data from University of Florida students. Findings will help professionals identify
priorities for campus programs and services. This report summarizes the findings of the 2008
Healthy Gators Student Survey. For more information about the survey, contact Shirley
Haberman, chair of the Healthy Gators 2010 Data Collection & Analysis Work Group at
shirlevh(@ufl.edu or 392-1161 ext. 4281.

Methods

Questionnaire Design. The Healthy Gators Student Survey consists of 243 questions primarily
divided into two forms. Two forms were created to shorten the survey and subsequently
maximize response rates. Both forms share 14 demographic questions and 12 prescription drug
abuse questions. Table 1 shows the topic sections for Forms A and B. Form A consists of nine
sections with a total of 136 questions. Form B consists of five sections with a total of 133
questions. A total of 21 content experts reviewed the survey items. Content experts are listed in
Appendix A. A minimum of two content experts reviewed items in each section of the survey. An
on-line pilot study with students was conducted in fall 2007 and the survey was modified based on
the results. Both forms used in the pilot study and the final survey were administered using
Survey Monkey.

Table 1. Survey Sections
Form A Sections Form B Sections
Demographic characteristics Demographic characteristics
Campus health services, resources and Nutrition, weight and exercise
policies
Sexual health and contraception Mental health, sleep and stress
Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs Impediments to academic performance
Prescription drug abuse Prescription drug abuse
Sexual assault and violence
Medical problems
Vehicle safety and sunlight/UV exposure
General health

Procedure. Approval was received from the University of Florida's Institutional Review Board to
conduct the survey. The survey was administered at the University of Florida in the spring of
2008. A total of 8,000 students were randomly selected to participate. One-half received Form A
and the other half received Form B. All participants were notified approximately one week before
the survey link was to be emailed to their GatorLink email account. Half of the group received a
postcard in the mail and half received an email pre-notification.

On Monday, February 11, 2008 all 8,000 students were sent an email with the IRB approved
informed consent letter with a link to an on-line version of either Form A or Form B. Two follow-up
emails were sent to all students one-week and two-weeks after the initial invitation to maximize
the response rate. The first, middle and last ten students to participate in the survey received a








$50 gift card to the UF Bookstore. Students provided contact information by clicking on an on-
line link that could not be connected to their survey answers.

Inclusion Criteria. Students were randomly selected based on the following criteria:
1) at least 18 years old, 2) enrolled full-time (defined as 9 or more credits hours for graduate
students; 12 or more for undergraduates; or classified as professional or post-bac students), and
3) taking at least one class on campus (in Gainesville).

Response Rate. Table 2 shows the overall response rate of the survey and the response rates
for Forms A and B. This survey yielded a significantly higher response rate (32%) than other
recent on-line health surveys of UF students which had response rates between 11% and 25%.

Table 2. Survey Response Rate
Forms A and B
Form A Form B
Combined
No. and % of surveys returned 1,237(31%) 1,297(32%) 2,534(32%)

Demographics: Survey respondents included 61.8% females, 38.1% males, and 0.1%
transgender students. Respondents were between 18 and 57 years old. The mean age was 21.1
years with a standard deviation of 3.6. Appendix B contains a complete list of survey
demographics.

Representativeness to UF Student Population. Although survey participants were randomly
selected by the Registrar's office, some discrepancies exist between specific groups of survey
participants and the UF student population. Table 3 shows gender, race/ethnicity and year in
school for survey participants compared to the UF student enrollment for spring 2008.

The largest discrepancies between survey participants and the UF student body occurred for
gender, first-year and fourth-year undergraduates, graduate/professional students and black
students. Females, first-year and fourth-year undergraduates were overrepresented in the
survey; whereas graduate/professional students and black students were underrepresented.

Table 3. Healthy Gator 2010 Student Survey Sample vs. UF Population
Healthy Gators UF Enrollment
Student Survey from Registrar's Office
Gender Frequency % Frequency %
Male 918 38.1 22,749 46.9
Female 1488 61.8 25,755 53.1
Transgender 2 0.1 NA N/A
Race/Ethnicity
White 1594 66.6 31,348 69.3
Black/African American 155 6.5 4,169 9.2
Hispanic 269 11.2 5,816 12.9
Asian or Pacific Islander 241 10.1 3,749 8.3
Multiracial 101 4.2 NA NA
Other 35 1.5 174 0.4
Year in School
1st year undergraduate 566 23.5 3168 6.5
2nd year undergraduate 445 18.5 6763 13.9
3rd year undergraduate 616 25.6 10452 21.6
4th year undergraduate 382 15.9 13304 27.4
5th year undergraduate 60 2.5 N/A NA
Graduate or Professional 337 14.0 14,806 30.5








Sect Ion Im to Academic P r f 1 *Uc ( I [ i [SU 1 I I] ii t


"Within the last 12 months, have any of the following affected your academic performance?" (i.e.,
received an incomplete or dropped one or more courses, received a lower grade in one or more
courses, on an exam, or on an important project)


Bolded items represent the top 10 items. Total % Male % Female %
Alcohol use 6.6 7.0 6.3
Allergies 4.4 4.3 4.6
Anxiety 19.2 13.1 23.1
Physical assault 0.3 0.0 0.4
Sexual assault 0.3 0.2 0.2
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) 3.9 4.7 3.4
Cold, flu, sore throat 23.1 17.7 26.6
Concern for troubled friend or family member 10.9 9.1 11.9
Chronic illness (diabetes, asthma, cancer) 2.1 1.2 2.7
Chronic pain 1.5 1.6 1.4
Death of a friend or family member 5.2 5.1 5.4
Depression 11.8 9.7 13.2
Discrimination (homophobia, racism, sexism) 0.8 1.0 0.5
Drug use 1.7 1.6 1.7
Eating disorder or problem 1.3 0.2 2.0
Finances 7.1 7.6 6.7
Gambling 0.6 1.4 0.0
Homesickness 5.6 3.7 6.8
Injury (fracture, sprain, strain, cut) 2.7 2.8 2.6
Internet use/computer games 13.2 15.3 11.9
Learning disability 1.6 1.4 1.6
Participation in extracurricular activities 9.7 9.5 10.0
Relationship difficulties 13.1 11.1 14.5
Roommate difficulty 4.7 3.3 5.6
Sexually transmitted disease/infection 0.5 0.6 0.4
Sinus infection, ear infection, bronchitis, strep throat 5.2 3.9 6.0
Sleep difficulties 16.3 16.5 16.0
Stress 25.5 18.5 30.1
Work 8.4 8.2 8.5

Factors that affect GPA and successful completion of classes
The most common causes for students to receive an incomplete grade, drop one or more
courses, or receive a lower grade in one or more courses are stress (6.2%), anxiety (5.6%),
depression (4.3%), and internet use/computer games (3.2%).












Greatest Health Concern
"What is the single greatest health concern affecting


your life right now?"


10 Most Common Health Concerns n /%*
Overweight/Obesity 175 17.2
Nutrition/Diet 111 10.9
Stress/Anxiety 109 10.7
Birth Control/Pregnancy 75 7.
Prevention
Fitness/Exercise 63 6.2
Sleep/Fatigue 39 3.8
Cold/Flu/Sore Throat 37 3.6
Tobacco/Secondhand Smoke 35 3.4
Back/Joint Pain 33 3.2
Cancer 33 3.2
*Note: Participants were asked to write in their responses.
A total of 1,019 concerns were submitted.

Student Retention
Physical Health.
"During your time as a student at the University of Florida, how
considered leaving school because of poor physical health?"


Total % Male % Female %
0 times 93.8 95.8 92.6
1 time 4.3 3.3 4.9
2 or 3 times 1.3 0.9 1.5
4 or 5 times 0.2 0 0.3
6 or more times 0.5 0 0.8


many times have you seriously


Mental Health.
"During your time as a student at the University of Florida, how many times have you seriously
considered leaving school because of poor mental health?"


Total % Male % Female %
0 times 79.4 85.3 75.8
1 time 11.4 9.1 13.0
2 or 3 times 5.7 3.3 7.2
4 or 5 times 1.2 0.7 1.5
6 or more times 2.2 1.6 2.5


Section 2: General HealthI ~








Health Insurance Coverage
"What is your primary source of health insurance?"

Total % Male % Female %

My college/university sponsored plan 11.3 16.0 8.4

My parents' plan 71.2 65.2 74.9

Another plan 6.4 7.6 5.6

I don't have health insurance 9.4 9.4 9.4

I am not sure if I have health insurance 1.7 1.7 1.6



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the last 12 months, have you been diagnosed or treated for any of the following?"


items represent the top 5 items.


Total % Male % Female % Total % Male % Female %

Allergies High blood
Allergies 23.7 23.5 24.0 High blood 2.3 2.6 2.1
(seasonal) pressure

Asthma 6.4 5.9 6.7 Hig2.6 2.4 2.7
cholesterol

Back pain 9.7 8.5 10.4 HIV infection 0.5 0.5 0.5

Chlamydia 1.1 0.7 1.3 Migraines 6.3 2.8 8.3

Pelvic
Diabetes 0.9 0.7 1.1 inflammatory 0.5* NA 0.5
disease
Sinus
Endometriosis 1.1* NA 1.1 nus17.6 13.9 19.8
infection

Genital herpes 0.9 0.7 1.1 Strep throat 8.5 6.4 9.7

Genital
Gntal 2.4 0.5 3.5 Tuberculosis 0.5 0 0.8
warts/HPV

Gonorrhea 0.6 0.5 0.7 Urinarytract 11.3 2.4 16.3
infection
*Relevant to females only.












Mental Health Diagnosis and Treatment
"Within the last 12 months, have you been diagnosed or treated by a professional for any of the
following conditions?"

Total %
Diagnosed Diagnosed, Diagnosed
not treated & treated
Anorexia 1.0 0.2 0.8
Anxiety 7.7 2.1 5.6
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) 2.9 0.6 2.3
Bipolar Disorder 1.0 0.2 0.8
Bulimia 1.7 0.6 1.1
Depression 6.9 0.8 6.1
Insomnia 2.5 0.8 1.7
Another Sleep Disorder 1.3 0.5 0.8
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) 2.2 0.8 1.4
Panic Attacks 4.4 2.0 2.4
Phobia 1.0 0.4 0.6
Schizophrenia 0.7 0.2 0.5
Substance Abuse/Addiction 1.1 0.2 0.9


Note: No respondents indicated bei
substance abuse (e.g. gambling, internet, sexual).


Desloes


Male % Female %
Diagnosed Diagnosed, Diagnosed Diagnosed Diagnosed, Diagnosed
not treated & treated not treated & treated
Anorexia 1.0 0.4 0.6 1.0 0.0 1.0
Anxiety 4.2 1.2 3.0 9.7 2.7 7.0
ADHD 2.9 1.0 1.9 3.0 0.4 2.6
Bipolar Disorder 1.4 0.4 1.0 0.8 0.1 0.7
Bulimia 1.2 0.4 0.8 2.2 0.7 1.5
Depression 5.3 1.0 4.3 8.1 0.7 7.4
Insomnia 2.2 0.8 1.4 2.7 0.8 1.9
Another Sleep 1.0 0.6 0.4 1.5 0.4 1.1
Disorder
OCD 1.8 0.8 1.0 2.3 0.8 1.5
Panic Attacks 2.6 1.6 1.0 5.4 2.3 3.1
Phobia 0.8 0.4 0.4 0.9 0.4 0.5
Schizophrenia 1.0 0.6 0.4 0.5 0.0 0.5
Substance
b e 1.6 0.4 1.2 0.7 0.0 0.7
Abuse/Addiction








Emotional Health
"Have you felt any of the following?"


Total % Male % Female %

SLast 12 Last 12 Last 12
Ever Ever Ever
months months months

Felt things were hopeless 66.1 48.6 53.9 39.9 74.1 54.2
Felt overwhelmed by all you had to do 93.3 88.1 86.7 77.9 97.5 94.8
Felt exhausted (not from physical activity) 90.8 84.0 84.0 74.8 95.3 90.1
Felt very lonely 79.7 60.7 70.2 49.8 86.4 68.3
Felt very sad 83.4 66.0 73.0 53.2 90.3 74.6
Felt so depressed it was difficult to function 52.1 31.3 44.8 24.3 56.2 35.5
Felt overwhelming anxiety 69.9 54.3 59.2 44.0 76.9 61.3
Felt overwhelming anger 61.4 41.5 54.3 35.7 66.2 45.4

Disordered Eating

Total % Male % Female%
In the last 30 days, vomited/took laxatives to lose weight 2.7 0.4 4.1
In the last 30 days, took diet pills to lose weight 3.2 1.1 4.4
Feeling fat frequently interferes with enjoying everyday life 24.2 12.3 31.7
Makes oneself sick because of feeling uncomfortably full 9.2 7.0 10.8
Worries about losing control over how much you eat 19.6 11.2 25.2
Lost more than 14 Ibs. in a 3 month period 7.2 8.8 5.6
Believes yourself to be fat when others say you are too thin 9.8 5.9 12.3
Food dominates your life 12.9 9.2 15.3

Suicide and Self-Injury

Total % Male % Female %
Last 12 Last 12 Last 12
Ever Ever Ever
months months months
Have you ever seriously 11.8 4.3 10.7 3.7 12.2 4.4
considered suicide?
Have you attempted suicide? 4.1 1.1 4.9 1.4 3.5 0.9
Have you ever intentionally cut,
burned, bruised or otherwise 10.7 4.0 10.7 3.7 10.9 4.4
injured yourself?








Sleep
"Within the past 7 days, how often have you..."

Total %
0-1 2-3 4-5 6-7
days days days days
Gotten enough sleep so that you felt rested when you woke up 15.4 40.5 32.2 11.8
in the morning?
Felt tired, dragged out or sleepy during the day? 16.6 40.6 30.0 12.7
Had an extremely hard time falling asleep? 61.6 23.4 9.2 5.8


Time Management
57.1% of students are somewhat satisfied and 11.6% are very
satisfied with how they manage their time.


Stress Management & Coping Techniques
"In the last 30 days, have you done the following activity specifically for the purposes of
decreasing stress?"

Positive Stress Reduction Activities
Total % Male % Female %
Exercise or physical activity 65.6 64.0 66.2
Massage 19.6 15.1 22.6
Deep breathing or guided imagery 29.1 21.6 34.2
Meditate 16.8 12.7 19.6
Spiritual/religious activities 27.7 21.6 31.9
Communicate with friend/family member 80.7 68.3 89.1
Communicate with professor/instructor 11.6 12.5 10.9
Communicate with counselor/psychologist 6.0 3.9 7.4

Negative Stress Reduction Activities
Total % Male % Female %
Binge on large amounts of food 12.6 7.2 16.0
Exercise excessively 6.2 5.5 6.6
Avoid eating 10.5 3.9 14.9
Eat more than usual 26.4 14.5 34.1
Pull out hair or pluck out eyelashes 6.4 4.3 7.6
Drink alcohol/party 37.3 39.1 36.2
Smoke cigarettes 10.2 12.2 8.9
Use illegal drugs 7.7 11.0 5.4
Gamble 2.3 3.3 1.6
Spend excessive time on computer/ internet 38.0 36.8 39.0
Physically aggressive with a person, animal or object 4.6 5.9 3.7








Sexual Identity
When asked about struggling with sexual identity issues, 7.4% of respondents
reported ever having struggled with their sexual identity. 4.0% reported struggling
with their sexual identity in the past 12 months.






Total Number of Sexual Partners
33.6% of all respondents reported no sexual partners in the past 12 months.
41.8% reported having one sexual partner, while 24.7% reported having two
or more partners in the past 12 months.

Number of Sexual Partners
"Within the 12 months, with how many partners have you had oral sex, vaginal intercourse or anal
intercourse?"


Total % Male % Female %
None 33.6 38.9 30.9
1 41.8 36.8 45.0
2 12.2 11.2 12.5
3 5.0 4.7 5.3
4 3.4 3.5 2.9
5 1.3 1.2 1.3
>5 2.8 3.7 2.1


Condom Use
"Within the last 30 days, how often did you or your partners) use a condom during oral sex, anal
intercourse, or vaginal intercourse?"
The following two tables include only respondents who reported engaging in oral, vaginal or anal
sex in the past 12 months.

Total %
Engaged in this Always used a condom Never used a condom
activity during activity during activity
(past 30 days)
Oral Sex 68.8 2.7 88.9
Anal Intercourse 11.7 20.6 68.5
Vaginal Intercourse 72.1 43.4 26.7

Male % Female %
Engaged in Engaged in
this activity Always used Never used a this activity Always used Never used a
in the past a condom condom (past 30 a condom condom
30 days days)
Oral sex 71.4 3.8 86.5 67.7 2.3 90.3
Anal
nc e 15.9 27.5 62.5 10.0 15.4 73.1
Intercourse
Vaginal 70.8 46.7 25.3 73.2 41.7 28.2
Intercourse








Condom Use Last Vaginal Intercourse
56.3% of sexually active respondents used a condom the last time they had vaginal intercourse
(52.9% of females and 61.9% of males).

Contraceptive/Birth Control Methods
"What method of birth control did you or your partner use to prevent pregnancy the last time you
had vaginal intercourse?" Includes only students who engaged in vaginal intercourse and
wanted to prevent pregnancy.

ITotal % Male % Female %
Sterilization (e.g. hysterectomy, vasectomy) 1.2 1.9 0.8
Birth control pills (monthly or extended 3. .
39.5 29.0 45.3
cycle)
Birth control shots 0.5 0.4 0.6
Birth control implant 0.1 0.0 0.2
Vaginal ring 2.2 1.9 2.4
Intrauterine device (IUD) 0.6 1.1 0.4
Male condom only 28.6 34.7 25.0
Condom and another method 15.1 14.1 15.6
Diaphragm/Cervical cap 0.1 0.0 0.2
Spermicide (e.g. foam, jelly, cream) only 0.1 0.4 0.0
Fertility awareness method 0.1 0.0 0.2
Withdrawal 5.7 6.1 5.4
Nothing 3.9 4.9 3.2
Don't know/Not sure 2.3 5.3 0.6


Note: No respondents indicated that they had used a birth control
contraceptive sponge.


patch, female condom only or the


STI Testing
27.6% of sexually active respondents reported being tested
for chlamydia in the past 12 months (36.6% of females and
10.7% of males).
34.0% of sexually active respondents reported ever having
an HIV test (35.6% of females and 32.2% of males).


Gardasil Vaccine
Approximately one-fourth of female respondents (24.9%) reported
getting the HPV vaccine.


Emergency Contraception
Among sexually active respondents, 13.2% have used or had a
partner who used emergency contraception (the "morning after" pill)
within the last 12 months (13.3% of females and 13.1% of males).












Prevalence of Substance Use
"Within the last 30 days, on how many days did you use the following substances?"

Total %
Not in
last 30 1 to 29 Used
Substance: Never days days daily
Alcohol 12.0 16.6 70.9 0.7
Cigarettes 86.3 5.2 7.0 1.6
Cigars cigarilloss, little cigars such as Swisher 6 5 2 6 9
62.5 27.6 9.6 0.3
Sweets or Black n' Milds, or bidis)
Smokeless Tobacco 90.4 8.1 1.2 0.3
Hookah 55.6 31.7 12.4 0.3
Marijuana 59.4 26.8 12.0 1.8
Methamphetamines (ice, crank) 97.7 2.3 0.0 0.0
Club Drugs (Rohypnol, GHB) 96.4 3.2 0.4 0.0


Male % Female %
Not in Not in
last 30 1 to 29 Used last 30 1-29 Used
Substance: Never days days daily Never days days daily
Alcohol 11.9 17.5 69.4 1.2 11.9 16.2 71.5 0.4
Cigarettes 83.6 7.2 7.2 1.9 87.8 4.0 6.9 1.5
Cigars cigarilloss, 51.6 33.2 14.7 0.5 68.5 24.7 6.5 0.3
Black n' Milds)
Smokeless Tobacco 82.5 13.9 2.7 0.9 95.0 4.6 0.4 0.0
Hookah 55.1 30.3 14.1 0.5 56.5 32.0 11.6 0.1
Marijuana 60.7 23.9 12.7 2.6 58.5 28.6 11.4 1.5
Methamphetamines
Methamphetamines 96.9 3.1 0.0 0.0 98.1 1.9 0.0 0.0
(ice, crank)
Club Drugs
hnClb Drus 95.3 4.5 0.2 0.0 97.1 2.5 0.4 0.0
(Rohypnol, GHB)



Cigarette Use vs. Perception of Use
8.6% of respondents reported cigarette use in the past 30 days, however,
respondents estimated that 33.9% of UF students, on average, smoked in the last
month.








Smoking on Campus
"Within the last 30 days, how many days did you smoke cigarettes on the UF campus?"
Excludes non-smokers.


Total % Male % Female %
Never 35.6 30.8 39.3
Not in last 30 days 12.9 10.3 13.1
1-29 days 42.6 46.1 41.0
Daily 8.9 12.8 6.6


Intent to Quit Smoking
55.3% of students who currently smoke reported that they planned on quitting smoking
in the 6 months (54.5% of female smokers and 58.1% of male smokers). 44.7% are
not thinking of quitting smoking.




Quit Attempts in Past 12 Months
Among students who reported smoking in the last 12 months, 53.3% have stopped
smoking cigarettes for one day or longer in an attempt to try to quit smoking (54.5% of
female and 52.6% of male smokers).



Frequency of High Risk Drinking
"Within the last two weeks, how many times have you had five or more drinks of alcohol at a
sitting?"


Total % Male % Female %
None 64.1 55.5 69.4
1-4 days 32.2 39.6 27.7
>5 days 3.6 5.0 3.0


Alcohol Use vs. Perception of Use
35.9% of respondents reported consuming 5 or more alcoholic drinks in one sitting in
the last 2 weeks; however, the respondents estimated that 52.6% of UF students, on
average, engaged in this high risk behavior in the last 2 weeks.








Consequences of Drinking Alcohol
"Within the last 12 months, have you experienced any of the following as a consequence of your
drinking?" Excludes "non-drinkers."

Total % Male % Female %
Had unprotected sex 11.7 11.8 11.4
Physically injured yourself 20.6 21.1 20.0
Physically injured another person 3.4 5.6 2.0
Been involved in a fight 4.8 8.4 2.5

Protective Drinking Behaviors
"Within the last 12 months, when you 'partied/socialized how often did you do the following?"
Percentages include "most of the time" or "always" responses. Excludes "non-drinkers."

Total % Male % Female %
Use a designated driver 86.0 77.3 90.9
Keep track of how many drinks you were having 64.6 54.8 70.4
Eat before and/or during drinking 77.4 72.7 80.1
Avoiding drinking games 33.3 30.3 35.2
Determine, in advance, not to exceed a set 3. .
37.0 30.9 40.4
number of drinks
Have a friend let you know when you have 3. .
u 31.5 23.5 35.8
enough
Pace your drinks to 1 or fewer per hour 28.5 19.1 33.8
Alternate non-alcoholic with alcoholic beverages 22.6 16.3 26.1


Driving Under the Influence
Within the last 30 days, 8.2% of respondents drove after having
drinks (5.2% of females and 13.9% of males).


5 or more


Prescription Drug Abuse
"Within the last 12 months, have you taken any of the following prescription drugs that were not
prescribed to you?"

Total % Male % Female %
Antidepressants (e.g. Celexa, Lexapro, Prozac, 1.0 0.8 1.2
Wellbutrin, Zoloft)
Erectile dysfunction drugs (e.g. Viagra, Cialis, Levitra) 0.4 0.9 0.2








Type of Prescription Drug Abuse
Percentages in the table below indicate using the prescription drug listed one or more times in the
designated time period for "any non-medical reason including getting high or stoned."


Total % Male % Female %
Ever Any Rx Drug Use 18.0% 19.6% 17.1%


Pain Relievers
Ever in your lifetime 14.2 18.4 11.6
Past 12 months 3.9 5.7 2.8
Past 30 days 2.8 4.3 1.9
Depressants
Ever in your lifetime 7.4 8.9 6.5
Past 12 months 2.1 2.5 1.7
Past 30 days 1.3 1.6 1.0
Stimulants
Ever in your lifetime 10.7 11.1 10.4
Past 12 months 4.7 4.5 4.9
Past 30 days 2.8 3.2 2.7


Age of Onset of Prescription Drug Abuse
Among the 18.0% of respondents who indicated ever using prescription drugs for non-
medical reasons, 8.7% reported beginning prescription drug misuse between the ages of
12-14 years. 50.9% reported that they were between the ages of 15-18 years, and 38.5%
reported their first use between the ages of 19-24 years.


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Fruit and Vegetable Intake
"How many servings of fruits and vegetables do you usually have per day?"


_Total % Male % Female %
0 servings per day 5.9 8.0 4.6
1-2/day 61.3 66.9 57.3
3-4/day 26.8 21.0 30.6
5 or more/day 6.0 4.1 7.5









Soda and Milk Consumption
"Within the last 7 days, how many 8 ounce servings/glasses of milk did you drink?"
"Within the last 7 days, how many times did you drink a can, bottle or glass of soda or pop, such
as Coke, Pepsi or Sprite (Do not include diet soda or diet pop)?"


Milk% Soda %
Did not drink in last 7 days 18.4 39.9
1 to 3 times in last 7 days 31.6 38.9
4-6 times in last 7 days 19.2 9.6
Daily 16.2 6.2
2 times per day 10.0 3.4
3 or more times per day 4.5 2.1


Vitamin/Mineral Intake
"Within the last 7 days, on how many days did you take a multiple vitamin or mineral
supplement?"


Total % Male % Female %
0 days 54.3 54.7 54.7
1-2 days 10.2 9.8 10.5
3-4 days 10.1 9.6 11.0
5 or more days 25.3 26.0 23.7


Limiting Foods/Calories
The table below represents respondents who indicated limiting these items from their diet "most of
the time" or "always" in the past 7 days.


Total % Male % Female%
Saturated fat/trans fats 37.6 32.1 42.2
Carbohydrates 15.6 12.6 17.9
Caffeine 34.2 31.9 36.3
Fried foods 51.8 40.4 60.5
High calorie foods 43.8 29.9 53.5
Total number of calories 26.3 17.3 32.4


Vegetarianism
9.6% of students indicated that they were vegetarians.










Estimated Body Mass Index (BMI)
BMI was calculated based on self-reported height and weight.


Total % Male % Female %
< 18.5 Underweight* 4.9 3.4 5.8
18.5 -24.9 Healthy weight 65.5 57.0 70.8
25.0 29.9 Overweight 21.1 29.6 15.8
30.0 34.9 Class I Obesity 5.4 7.2 4.2
35.0 39.9 Class II Obesity 1.1 1.2 1.1
> 39.9 Class III Obesity 0.6 0.4 0.8
*National Heart, Lung and Blood Institutes' Guidelines1
Note: BMI should be used with caution for individuals who are very muscular since their BMI may place
them in an overweight /obese category when they are not overly fat1.


Weight Change Practice
"Are you trying to do any of the following about your weight?"

Total % Male % Female %
I am not trying to do anything about my 18.5 23.6 14.6
weight
Stay the same weight 25.4 23.6 27.1
Lose weight 46.3 31.6 55.9
Gain weight 9.7 21.3 2.3


Weight-related Behaviors
"Within the last 30 days, did you do any of the following?"

Total % Male % Female %
Exercise to lose weight 59.8 49.0 66.8
Diet to lose weight 34.3 27.3 39.3
Eat healthy to lose weight 62.7 50.3 70.6
Vomit or take laxatives to lose weight 2.7 0.4 4.1
Take diet pills to lose weight 3.2 1.1 4.4








Exercise
"Within the last 7 days, how often have you...?"


Abusive Relationships
"Within the last 12 months, have you been in an intimate (coupled/partner) relationship that was...?"

Total % Male % Female %
Emotionally abusive 6.0 5.2 6.5
Physically abusive 1.2 2.1 0.7
Sexually abusive 1.5 1.4 1.6


Unwanted Sexual Advances and Assault
"Within the last 12 months, have you experienced any of the following?"

Total % Male % Female %
Sexual touching against your will 6.6 4.7 7.6
Attempted sexual penetration against your will 2.7 1.2 3.5
Sexual penetration against your will 1.7 0.9 2.0


Total % Male % Female %
0 1-2 3-4 5-7 0 1-2 3-4 5-7 0 1-2 3-4 5-7
days Days Days Days Days days days days days days days days
Participated
in moderate
exercise for 12.6 33.2 31.2 23.1 13.6 32.8 29.8 23.7 11.6 34.7 31.4 22.3
at least 30
min
Participated
in vigorous 31.5 34.0 21.0 13.4 24.5 36.2 23.6 15.8 36.7 32.0 19.5 11.8
activity for at
least 20 min
Did exercises
tostrengthen 36.0 27.8 22.7 13.5 31.1 21.8 27.7 19.4 38.9 31.2 20.2 9.7
tone your
muscles


Physical Activity Guidelines2
23.1% of respondents met the guidelines for 30 minutes of moderate
physical activity on most days of the week (i. e., 5-7 days).
34.4% of respondents met the guidelines for 20 minutes of vigorous
activity three or more days a week.
57.3% of respondents neither exercised moderately nor vigorously as
often as the guidelines suggest.
50.2% of respondents met the guidelines for participating in strength
training exercises on two or more days a week.








Violence
Within the last 12 months...
3.3% of students were physically assaulted (2.7% of females and
4.4% of males).
5.5% of students were in a physical fight (2.5% of females and 10.6%
of males).


Verbal Threats and Stalking
Within the last 12 months...
17.3% of students were verbally threatened (11.6% of females and
27.2% of males).
4.7% of students reported being stalked (5.2% of females and 4.0%
of males).



Carrying Weapons
In the last 30 days, 5.5 % of students--3.6% of females and 8.9% of males--
carried a weapon at least once (not counting hunting situations or as part of
a job).







Seatbelt, Helmet and Cell Phone Use
"Within the last 30 days, how often have you done any of the following?"
Results exclude respondents who did not drive a car, moped/scooter/motorcycle, or bicycle if indicated in
each item.

Total %
Never Rarely Sometimes Mostofthe Always
time
Wear a seatbelt while riding in a car* 1.2 1.4 3.1 15.9 78.4
Wear a helmet while riding a bicycle* 67.8 11.2 6.8 5.4 8.7
Wear a helmet while riding a moped, scooter 57.9 7.6 6.3 7.9 20.2
or motorcycle*
Talk on cell phone while driving a car 4.8 16.7 43.1 28.4 7.0
Send or read a text while driving a car 25.6 28.4 31.3 11.1 3.6
Talk on cell phone while driving a moped, 82.3 9.0 4.2 2.9 1.6
scooter or motorcycle
Send or read a text while driving a moped, 74.1 11.9 9.2 3.2 1.6
scooter or motorcycle
*The time frame for these questions was: "Within the last 12 months."








Male %
Never Rarely Sometimes Mostofthe Always
time
Wear a seatbelt while riding in a car* 2.3 2.3 4.4 17.6 73.3
Wear a helmet while riding a bicycle* 66.3 12.9 5.8 4.6 10.4
Wear a helmet while riding a moped, scooter 53 67 92 100 15
58.3 6.7 9.2 10.0 15.8
or motorcycle*
Talk on cell phone while driving a car 7.7 21.1 45.6 21.1 4.5
Send or read a text while driving a car 31.9 27.2 30.9 7.1 2.9
Talk on cell phone while driving a moped, 77.6 13.2 5.8 1.7 1.7
scooter or motorcycle
Send or read a text while driving a moped, 75.2 11.8 9.7 2.2 1.1
scooter or motorcycle
*The time frame for these questions was: "Within the last 12 months."

Female %
Never Rarely Sometimes Mostofthe Always
S time
Wear a seatbelt while riding in a car* 0.6 0.9 2.3 14.8 81.5
Wear a helmet while riding a bicycle* 68.8 10.0 7.6 6.1 7.6
Wear a helmet while riding a moped, scooter 5 8 4 7 2
56.7 8.4 4.5 6.7 23.6
or motorcycle*
Talk on cell phone while driving a car 3.2 14.2 41.6 32.4 8.6
Send or read a text while driving a car 22.1 29.4 31.4 13.2 4.0
Talk on cell phone while driving a moped, 85.4 6.5 2.7 3.8 1.6
Si085.4 6.5 2.7 3.8 1.6
scooter or motorcycle
Send or read a text while driving a moped, 71.6 12.5 9.1 4.5 2.3
scooter or motorcycle
*The time frame for these questions was: "Within the last 12 months."


Sunlight/UV Exposure
"When you are outside for more than one hour on a sunny day, how often
sunscreen with an SPF of 15 of higher?


Total % Male % Female %
Never 27.0 38.3 20.3
Rarely 30.9 35.7 28.2
Sometimes 19.8 15.7 22.3
Most of the time 15.4 7.9 19.8
Always 6.8 2.3 9.3


do you wear


Sunlamp or Tanning Booth Use
8.4% of the respondents indicated that they had used a tanning booth
or sunlamp in the last 30 days (12.4% of females and 1.4% of males).











[section10: Camp us [ealTh [evcs Resouce and Plicies


UF Encourages Health and Well-being
62.6% of the respondents agreed that "UF
encourages my health and well-being."


Awareness Healthy Gators 2010
29.0% of the respondents were familiar
with the Healthy Gators 2010 coalition.


Awareness of Campus Health Services and Resources
"Is the following service available on campus for UF students?"
Respondents who answered no or unsure are excluded.

Yes Responses Total % Male % Female %
Recreation and fitness facilities 98.4 97.7 99.2
Medical care 96.8 95.6 98.1
Nighttime safety van 92.8 89.7 95.1
Free condoms 85.2 79.2 89.3
Mental health counseling 83.5 77.8 87.7
Sexual assault counseling 79.2 74.8 81.9
Stress management/reduction 73.7 66.8 78.5
Nutrition counseling 69.8 66.8 72.4
Sexually transmitted infection/HIV testing 64.2 55.4 70.2
Substance abuse counseling 60.4 56.8 62.7
Birth control products 60.3 44.7 69.5
Eating disorder treatment 55.4 43.9 62.3
Emergency contraception 43.2 37.1 47.2
Massage services 39.7 33.9 43.4
Quitting smoking 37.1 36.1 37.8


Healthy Food and Beverage Availability
"Are the following foods available on campus?"


Total % Male % Female %
Bottled water 97.7 98.1 98.4
Fruit 85.1 83.2 87.0
Low-fat snacks 80.1 80.7 82.1
Vegetables 79.9 79.7 80.7









Healthy Food Accessibility and Affordability
65.8% of respondents agreed that they could "easily find healthy beverages, foods and snacks
on campus," however, only 43.0% agreed that they were affordable.


Healthy Food Purchases on Campus
82.0% of the respondents bought a "healthy beverage,
food or snack "on campus in the last 12 months.


Campus Smoking Policy

Awareness of Existing Policy
"Which of the following is the current smoking policy at UF?"


Total % Male % Female %
Smoking is banned everywhere on campus 1.0 0.7 1.2
Smoking is allowed on campus only in designated smoking 8.7 9.8 8.2
areas
Smoking is allowed on campus except inside buildings and 65.7 63.8 66.8
50 feet outside of buildings
Smoking is allowed on campus except inside buildings 5.0 4.7 5.2
I don't know the current smoking policy at UF 19.6 21.0 18.6

Smoking Policy Preference
"In your opinion, which of the following should be the smoking policy at UF?"

Total % Male % Female %
Smoking is banned everywhere on campus 34.1 31.1 35.3
Smoking is allowed on campus only in designated smoking 34.6 30.6 37.3
areas
Smoking is allowed on campus except inside buildings and 21.3 23.1 19.9
50 feet outside of buildings
Smoking is allowed on campus except inside buildings 9.0 13.1 6.9
Other 1.1 2.1 0.5







Recommendations


The Healthy Gators 2010 Student Survey findings and data set provide valuable information and
opportunities for UF faculty, staff and students. Beginning in fall 2008, the following steps will be
taken to inform the UF community about the survey findings and to facilitate programmatic
decisions and research efforts:

The findings will be widely distributed to the UF community
The results will be accessible on the Healthy Gators 2010 website
Faculty, staff and students who offer health programs and services to students will be
encouraged to critically review the report and to use the results to guide decisions,
programs and services
The data set will be available beginning October 2008 upon request to individuals affiliated
with the University of Florida and to the public at large beginning in May 2009 for further
data analyses and research projects

References

1National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (1998). Clinical guidelines on the identification,
evaluation, and treatment of overweight and obesity in adults: The evidence report.
Bethesda, MD: National Institutes of Health. Retrieved on July 8, 2008 from
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/quidelines/obesity/ob qdlns.htm

2Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2008). Physical activity for everyone. Retrieved on
July 8, 2008 from http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/physical/everyone/
recommendations/index. htm.

Acknowledgements

This survey and report would not have been possible without the contributions of the following
individuals who served on the Healthy Gators 2010 Data Collection & Analysis Work Group:

Shirley Haberman, Work Group Chair, GatorWell Health Promotion Services
Nabih Asal, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Beverly Brady, Student Mental Health Services
Kyle Cavanaugh, University of Florida Administration
Jane Emmeree, GatorWell Health Promotion Services
Anne Kendell, Food Science & Human Nutrition
David Miller, Educational Psychology
Steve Pritz, Office of the Registrar
Robert Weiler, Health Education and Behavior
Yanmei Zhang, Housing and Residence Education

A special thank you also to Linda West from the Registrar's Office for assisting with the sampling
and mailings, Kelly Kenzik, a Health Education and Behavior doctoral student, and Emily
Appleton, a Masters in Public Health student, for preparing the report and to the 21 content
experts listed in Appendix A.

Thank you to all the University of Florida students who completed the survey. Your participation
will help us to serve you better.









Appendix A. Content Experts

Name Campus Department Items Reviewed
Mental Health, Sexual Assault &
Julie Abrams Student Mental Health Services Mentaexuassa
Violence, Stress
Philip Barkley Student Health Care Center Medical Problems
Family, Youth & Community
Linda Bobroff Fil Y i Nutrition, Weight
Services
Mental Health, Sexual Assault &
Beverly Brady Student Mental Health enta ex
Violence, Stress
Joan Castleman College of Nursing Tobacco

Phylis Craig Student Health Care Center Sexual Health

Jane Cullen Student Health Care Center Medical Problems
UF Services, Stress, Vehicle
GatorWell Health Promotion Safety & Sunlight/UV exposure,
Jane Emmeree
Services Sleep, Tobacco, Time
Management
GatorWell Health Promotion
Samantha Evans Sexual Health
Services
GatorWell Health Promotion Alcohol, Tobacco and Other
Tavis Glassman
Services Drugs
GatorWell Health Promotion UF Services, Vehicle Safety and
GatorWell Health Promotion
Shirley Haberman Services Sunlight/UV exposure,
Prescription Drugs
Anne Kendall Food Science & Human Nutrition Nutrition, Weight

Karin Kratina GatorWell Health Promotion
Karin KratinaServices Eating Disorders
Services
GatorWell Health Promotion
Tina Long Health promotion Stress, Time Management, Sleep
Services
s Ma GatorWell Health Promotion Nutrition, Weight, Eating
Janis Mena
Services Disorders, Exercise
GatorWell Health Promotion Alcohol, Tobacco and Other
Maureen Miller
Services Drugs
Guy Nicolette Student Health Care Center Medical Problems

Steven Pokorny Health Education & Behavior Tobacco

Scott Tomar Community Dentistry & Behavioral Tobacco
Science
Jill Varnes Health Education & Behavior UF Services

Robert Weiler Health Education & Behavior Prescription Drugs








Appendix B. Demographics


Descriptor Category Total % Male % Female
%
n=2,408 n=918 n=1,488
Gender* 38.1 61.8
Age 18-20 55.3 48.4 59.3
21-29 41.3 46.3 36.6
>30 3.4 5.0 2.6
Year in school 1st year undergraduate 23.5 21.7 24.6
2nd year undergraduate 18.5 16.1 20.0
3rd year undergraduate 25.6 23.5 26.9
4th year undergraduate 15.9 15.3 16.2
5th year or more undergraduate 2.5 3.4 2.0
Graduate student or professional 14.0 19.9 10.3
Race/Ethnicity White, non-Hispanic 66.6 63.3 68.5
Black, non-Hispanic 6.5 4.1 7.9
Hispanic or Latino/a 11.2 11.6 11.0
Asian or Pacific Islander 10.1 15.1 7.0
Multiracial 4.2 3.9 4.4
Other 1.5 2.0 1.2
Marital Status Single 91.7 90.4 92.4
Married/Partnered 6.6 7.5 6.1
Separated 0.2 0.3 0.1
Divorced 0.4 0.5 0.3
Other 1.1 1.1 1.1
College of Study Agriculture and Life Sciences 10.8 8.2 12.4
Design, Construction and Planning 3.0 4.3 2.2
Dentistry 0.2 0.1 0.3
Education 3.3 0.8 4.9
Engineering 14 27.8 5.5
Fine Arts 2.6 2.2 2.8
Health & Human Performance 5.6 3.6 6.8
Journalism & Communications 5.8 2.2 8.0
Levin College of Law 2.3 2.3 2.3
Liberal Arts and Sciences 31.9 27.9 34.2
Medicine 1.0 0.8 1.1
Nursing 1.7 0.1 2.7
Pharmacy 1.5 0.7 1.9
Public Health & Health Professions 4.0 2.8 4.8
Veterinary Medicine 0.0 0.0 0.0
Warrington College of Business
Administration 12.4 16.3 10.1


*Two participants (0.1%) indicated they were transgender.








Appendix B. Demographics (cont.)


Descriptor Category Total % Male % Female %
Fraternity or Sorority 13.1 11.3 14.2
Living Situation Campus residence hall 26.2 23.8 27.7
Fraternity or sorority house 2.7 2.6 2.7
Other college/university housing 2.0 3.2 1.4
Parent/guardian's home 1.7 1.9 1.6
Other off-campus housing 66.5 67.7 65.9
Other 0.8 0.8 0.8
Sexual Orientation Heterosexual 96.4 95.8 96.7
Gay/Lesbian 1.1 1.9 0.5
Bisexual 1.7 1.2 2.0




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