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Show me the data!

CROSSROADS gathers this data in our annual surveys with representative random sample of UNCW students. This campaign was based on two surveys completed online by a total of 978 students: the Fall 2012 Substance Use Survey conducted by CROSSROADS and the Spring 2011 American College Health Association - National College Health Assessment conducted by the Abrons Student Health Center.

Fall 2012 Survey
Spring 2011 NCHA
Campus
Men
29.2%
20.9%
36.3%
Women
70.3%
78%
63.4%
Freshman
23.9%
24.3%
Sophomore
18.3%
22.6%
Junior
28.1%
21.5%
Senior
29.7%
20.6%
Live on-campus
41.5%
49.4%
33%
Live off-campus
58.5%
50.5%
67%
Caucasian
90.7%
90.1%
80.6%
African American
3.5%
1.6%
4.9%
Hispanic
4.2%
3.1%
6.3%

Campus Data from the Office of Institional Research & Assessment.

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72% of UNCW students have 0-4 drinks when they party

Most students make healthy choices when they drink, including 72% who have 0-4. Here is how that statistic breaks down in our Fall 2014 Substance Use Survey, which 572 students completed online, with a 19% response rate among a stratified random sample of students. Fall 2014 drinks per occasion graph Here is data from the 2012 and 2010 Substance Use Surveys illustrating how many drinks students have per occasion.Bar graph illustrating how much students drink per occasion

For more on UNCW students' alcohol use, see our statistics page.

85% of UNCW students have a sober driver when they go out

Students use many different strategies to protect themselves and reduce their risk of harm. Most students report using a designated driver or cab as their sober driver. When we ask the question a different way, 61% of students report never riding with someone who had been drinking. Many students utilize SGA's SafeRide program, with $5 cab vouchers available to be purchased for just $2 in Sharky's Gameroom in the Fisher Center.bar graph showing 85% of students usually or always use a designated driver or cab

70% of UNCW students eat a full meal before drinking

Students use many different strategies to protect themselves and reduce their risk of harm. While food doesn't "absorb" alcohol, eating a meal before drinking, especially one high in protein, can help reduce the risk of vomiting, memory loss (or blackouts), and alcohol poisoning. While your stomach works on digesting the food, it has more time to break down the alcohol before it goes into your small intestine. Find a great explanation of this process here.Bar graph showing 70% of students eat before drinking