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1 11 Liang Y. Liu, Ph.D. Community Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services Section Texas Department of State Health Services Oct. 30, 2006 Scope of College Underage and Binge Drinking Problems Results of 2005 Texas College Survey of Substance Use

2 Texas College Survey Texas College Survey of Substance Use A statewide survey conducted by DSHS in conjunction with the Public Policy Research Institute (PPRI) at Texas A&M University Sponsored by Texas Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SPF SIG) To assess the levels of alcohol and drug use and related behaviors among the college population across the state, and to allow for substance abuse prevention programs to be targeted as needed for this age group Survey instrument: main focus on alcohol use and abuse; Survey time: March 2005 – May 2005

3 Texas College Survey Texas College Survey of Substance Use (cont.) Sampled 4,634 full-time (registered >4 hours) undergraduate students aged 18 to 26 from 40 randomly selected public and private universities, colleges, and community colleges A mixed mode approach in survey administration was used to collect data via telephone interviews and solicitation to complete an online survey 761 telephone interviews and 3,873 online surveys were completed Weights were calculated to adjust the data analysis for the multi-stage cluster sample design and for differences in mode of data collection

4 Texas College Survey Survey Participant Composition (Total Sample Size: 4,634)

5 Texas College Survey College Students Describing the Extent of School Problems at Their Campuses 39% 30% 8% 3% 1%

6 Texas College Survey Prevalence of Alcohol Use and Misuse for Underage and Legal-Age College Students

7 Texas College Survey Underage Student Drinking Behaviors, by Type of Institution

8 Texas College Survey Underage Binge Drinkers Considered Themselves to Be…

9 Texas College Survey Current Alcohol Use and Binge Drinking Among Underage Students, by Gender & Race/Ethnicity

10 Texas College Survey Current Alcohol Use and Binge Drinking Among Underage Students, by Lifestyle Factors Current Alcohol Use and Binge Drinking Among Underage Students, by Lifestyle Factors Members of Fraternity/Sorority Regularly Attended Religious Services

11 Texas College Survey Risk Factors Related to Drinking Access to Alcohol (Availability) Perceptions of Peer Alcohol Use High School Drinking Behavior Perceptions of Family Attitudes Toward Drinking

12 Texas College Survey Sources of Obtaining Alcohol Among Underage Current Drinkers Sources of Obtaining Alcohol Among Underage Current Drinkers

13 Texas College Survey Places Underage Current Drinkers Attend to Drink Places Underage Current Drinkers Attend to Drink

14 Texas College Survey Most students disagreed with the notion that drinking is an important part of the college experience for themselves or their peers. Students on college campuses tended to overestimate the levels of alcohol consumption among their peers and school student body. 58% 70 % Actual Current Use of Alcohol Among Underage Students Underage Student Estimates of Campus Current Use Perceptions of Peer Alcohol Use Perceptions of Peer Alcohol Use

15 Texas College Survey 67% of all college students drank alcohol before reaching the age of 18. Students who reported drinking at least several times a month in high school were more likely than those who drank less frequently in high school to engage in binge drinking in college. 60% 14% Binge Drinkers in College Underage College Students Who Binge Drank in Their Last Year in High School Underage College Students Who Did Not Binge Drink in Their Last Year in High School High School Drinking Behavior High School Drinking Behavior

16 Texas College Survey Underage Student Drinking Behaviors, by Perceived Family Attitude

17 Texas College Survey Drinking Consequences and Risky Behaviors Related to Drinking Drinking Consequences and Risky Behaviors Related to Drinking Academic Problems, Injuries, and Property Damage Drunk Driving Risky Sex Gambling Behavior

18 Texas College Survey Academic and Other Problems Related to Binge Drinking: Underage Students

19 Texas College Survey Specific Driving Behaviors in the Past Month, by Binge Drinking: Underage Students

20 Texas College Survey Risky Sex and Gambling Behavior, by Binge Drinking: Underage Students

21 Texas College Survey Student Knowledge and Opinions of Campus Policies and Programs Knowledge of School Policies Concerning Student Alcohol Use Support of Campus Policies and Rules Toward Alcohol Use Information Received About Alcohol Use on Campus

22 Texas College Survey Underage Students Who Reported Each Type of Alcohol-Related Policy at Their Campuses Underage Students Who Reported Each Type of Alcohol-Related Policy at Their Campuses

23 Texas College Survey Underage Students Who Would Support or Strongly Support Initiatives Related to Alcohol, by Current Drinking

24 Texas College Survey Underage Students Who Received Various Type of Information About Alcohol Use from Their Campuses


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