SA-14.2 Reduce the proportion of students engaging in binge drinking during the past 2 weeks—college students

National Data Source
Monitoring the Future Study (MTF); National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH/NIDA)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
Yes
Measure
percent 
Baseline (Year)
41.1 (2007)
Target
37.0
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of college students who report drinking five or more alcoholic beverages in a row during the 2 weeks prior to the survey
Denominator
Number of college students
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2008 Monitoring the Future Survey:

[NUMERATOR:]

Think back over the LAST TWO WEEKS. How many times have you had five or more drinks in a row? (A "drink" is a glass of wine, a bottle of beer, a wine cooler, a shot glass of liquor, or a mixed drink.)

  1. None
  2. Once
  3. Twice
  4. Three to five times
  5. Six to nine times
  6. Ten or more times
Data Collection Frequency
Annual
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective

Comments

Methodology Notes

Data are based on students in attendance on the day of the survey administration. A description of MTF was published by NIDA.

Description of Changes Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch

Baseline data has been revised from 40 to 41.1 percent. As a result, the target has been revised from 36 to 37.0 percent

References and More Information

  1. Johnston, L. D., O'Malley, P. M., Bachman, J. G., & Schulenberg, J. E. . Monitoring the Future national survey results on drug use, 1975-2008. Volume II: College students and adults ages 19-50. NIH Publication No. 09-7403. Bethesda, MD: National Institute on Drug Abuse. 2009.
  2. Klein, R.J.; Proctor, S.E.; Boudreault, M.A.; Turczyn, K.M. Healthy People 2010 Criteria for Data Suppression. Statistical Notes No. 24. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2002.
  3. Questions Used To Obtain the National Baseline Data