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Table 2 Physical activity, alcohol and tobacco use among college students by type of school attended, 2007 (n = 9,757)

From: Understanding young adult physical activity, alcohol and tobacco use in community colleges and 4-year post-secondary institutions: A cross-sectional analysis of epidemiological surveillance data

  2-year school 4-year school P-valuea
  N (%) N (%)  
Physical activity      
Moderate: ≥ 2.5 hours/week 911 (34.1) 3,078 (43.5) <0.001
Vigorous: ≥ 2.5 hours/week 627 (23.4) 2,278 (32.2) <0.001
Strengthening: ≥ 2.5 hours/week 468 (17.5) 1,362 (19.2) 0.40
Drinking behavior b      0.23
Abstain 607 (22.7) 1,272 (18.0)  
Light (no binge) 1,194 (44.6) 2,976 (42.0)  
Heavy/Binge 874 (32.7) 2,834 (40.0)  
Weekday cigarette use c      <0.001
Nonsmoker 1,980 (74.0) 6,084 (85.9)  
Light 401 (15.0) 787 (11.1)  
Heavy 294 (11.0) 211 (3.0)  
Weekend cigarette use c      <0.001
Nonsmoker 1,980 (74.0) 6,084 (85.9)  
Light 342 (12.8) 682 (9.6)  
Heavy 353 (13.2) 316 (4.5)  
  1. a Difference between 2-year and 4-year schools; adjusted for school-based clustering
  2. b Abstain: reported not drinking alcohol; Light (no binge): ≤ 2 drinks/day for males and ≤ 1 drink/day for females; Heavy or binge: ≥ 3 drinks/day for males and ≥ 2 drinks/day for females and ≥ 1 binge drinking episode over the last two weeks
  3. c Nonsmoker: reported not smoking cigarettes; Light: ≤ 10 cigarettes/day; Heavy: ≥ 11 cigarettes/day