Sexual health behaviors in a random sample of students at a mid-atlantic university: 2010-2011

Emily L. McCave, Ilana R. Azulay Chertok, Virginia Ramseyer Winter, Zelalem T. Haile

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College students represent a unique population of interest to researchers, college health clinic and wellness program directors, as well as policy makers who are interested in promoting sexual health and well-being in young adults. In order to better understand the needs of this population, a large public, Land-grant University in the Mid-Atlantic region participated in the National College Health Assessment survey during 2010 and 2011. A stratified random sample of full-time undergraduate and graduate students was invited to participate in an online survey. The final sample included 2,304 students. Descriptive statistics using Chi-square highlight the relationships between student sexual practices, sexual health screening and prevention practices, and receipt of sexual health education at the university. Regression analysis was conducted to examine the factors associated with receipt of sexual health education. Implications for college health and wellness stakeholders are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)310-319
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Community Health
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • College students
  • Health promotion
  • Sexual behaviors
  • Sexual health
  • Young adults

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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