Do PSU students get enough sleep? How about enough exercise? Are students eating enough fruits and veggies?
The answers to these questions and more can be found in the 2016 Student Health Assessment Report. Data in the report are based on the American College Health Association’s National College Health Assessment (ACHA-NCHA) that was conducted at Penn State. The report provides information about PSU students’ health habits, behavior, and perceptions.
The survey was conducted in March 2016 with a random sample of 10,500 students. Students were contacted by email and invited to participate in the online survey. The report highlights the responses of 1,776 Penn State students who completed the survey (a 17% response rate). When compared to the overall University Park student population, females, White students, and Asian Students were over-represented among survey respondents. As a result, caution should be taken when interpreting these data as the data may not accurately reflect the health behaviors of the University Park student population as a whole.