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ECBP-7.9 Data Details

ECBP-7.9 Increase the proportion of college and university students who receive information from their institution on unhealthy dietary patterns

About the Data

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

National Data Source
National College Health Assessment (NCHA); American College Health Association (ACHA)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
Baseline (Year)
52.0 (2009)
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Number of undergraduate students who report that they have received information from their college or university on dietary patterns
Number of undergraduate college students in post-secondary institutions providing valid responses
Data Collection Frequency
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable
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 will be used to monitor progress toward this objective.ts.