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ECBP-7.1 Data Details

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ECBP-7.1 Increase the proportion of college and university students who receive information from their institution on each of the priority health risk behavior areas

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

Data Source: 
National College Health Assessment
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
Baseline (Year): 
9.6 (2009)
Target-Setting Method: 
10 percent improvement

Number of undergraduate students who report that they have received information from their college or university on all key behavior and content areas


Number of undergraduate college students in post-secondary institutions providing valid responses

Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective: 
Adapted from HP2010 objective
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data: 

    From the 2009 National College Health Assessment, Spring Version:


    Have you received information on the following topics from your college or university?

    • Injury prevention
    1. No
    2. Yes
  • Alcohol and other drug use
    1. No
    2. Yes
  • Nutrition
    1. No
    2. Yes
  • Physical activity
    1. No
    2. Yes
  • Pregnancy prevention
    1. No
    2. Yes
  • Suicide prevention
    1. No
    2. Yes
  • Violence
    1. No
    2. Yes
  • Sexually transmitted disease/infection (STD/I) prevention
    1. No
    2. Yes
  • Tobacco use
    1. No
    2. Yes
Data Collection Frequency: 
Methodology Notes: 

    The priority health-risk behaviors are: injuries (intentional and unintentional), violence, suicide, tobacco use and addiction , alcohol, drug use, unintended pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, and STD infection, dietary patterns, and inadequate physical activity.

    Post secondary institutions include 2 and 4-year community colleges, private colleges, and universities.

    For consistency with the baseline measurements, the Spring version of this survey will be used for data updates.

Changes Between HP2010 and HP2020: 
This objective differs from Healthy People 2010 objective 07-03 in that the data source for objective 07-03 was the National College Health Risk Behavior Survey. The data source for this objective is the National College Health Assessment survey.

Revision History

Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.

Description of Changes Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
In 2015, this objective was moved from Developmental to Measurable.