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ECBP-7.5 Data Details

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ECBP-7.5 Increase the proportion of college and university students who receive information from their institution on tobacco use and addiction

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): 
35.9 (2009)
Target-Setting Method: 
10 percent improvement

Number of undergraduate students who report that they have received information from their college or university on tobacco use and addiction


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

Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective: 
Not applicable
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?

    Tobacco use and addiction

    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.

    The survey is fielded in the spring and the fall. For consistency with the baseline measurement, the spring version of the survey is being used to monitor progress toward this objective.

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, the original baseline was revised from 33.4 to 35.9 due to a change in the methodology. The target changed from 36.7 to 39.5 to reflect the revised baseline using the original target-setting method.