A descriptive analysis of the risk factors of traditional and non-traditional students at Ball State University
This project looked for differences in behavioral risk factors between Traditional and Non-Traditional students. The study was based on data collected from the 1993 Behavioral Risk Factor Survey administered to a sample of 290 Ball State University students by the Ball State University Institute for Wellness. Using the chi-square goodness-of-fit method, significant differences were found between the two groups on several risk factors. Using alpha=0.05, there were significant differences found for the following risk factors: hypertension, overweight, smoking, acute drinking, and no physical activity. No significant differences were found for the following: seatbelt use, chronic drinking, drinking and driving, sedentary lifestyle, and checking of cholesterol level.