Table 2

Prevalence of health-risk behaviours among Canadian undergraduates
Total (%) Campus size % (range)
(N= 8182) ≥20,000 students (n= 4737) <19,999 students (n= 3445)
< 5 daily servings of fruits/vegetables 88.5 88.1 89.1
(86.8-90.8)c (87.2-92.6)d
< 4 times of moderate-to-vigorous PA 72.2 75.8 70.7**
(71.2-78.1) (69.1-75.8)d
Smoked cigarette(s) in the past 30 days 13.1 12.8 13.5
(11.8-15.3)c (11.4-18.0)d
Binge Drank in the past 2 weeksa 59.4 51.1 70.8**
(43.4-58.3)c (45.1-78.1)c
Used marijuana in the past 30 days 17.5 15.3 20.5**
(14.2-15.8) (13.2-24.1)d
Used illicit drugs in the past 30 daysb 3.5 2.87 4.47**
(2.6-3.1) (2.9-5.1)
Had intercourse while intoxicated in the past 30 days 12.0 9.0 16.7**
(7.6-10.8) (8.1-19.4)d
Adequate sleep on < 4 nights per week 75.7 75.8d 75.6
(71.2-78.1) (72.2-81.3)d

Note: Prevalence statistics are represented as percentages; There were 4 institutions that were considered large (≥ 20,000 students), and 4 institutions that were considered small <20,000 students).

* Significant differences in campus size (p < 0.05).

** Significant differences in campus size (p < 0.01).

a Binge drinking characterized as 5 or more drinks in one sitting over the past 2 weeks.

b Illicit drug use characterized as having used an illicit drug other than marijuana over the past 30 days.

c Significant differences between individual institutions (p < 0.05).

d Significant differences between individual institutions (p < 0.01).

Kwan et al.

Kwan et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:548   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-548

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