How Much Do You Know?

This quiz presents important information about the drinking culture at and provides you with additional information to share with your sons and daughters to help correct their misperceptions.

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What is the difference in the number of times per month that underage males and females at Nebraska post-secondary schools report drinking?
females drink about the same amount of times per month.
First Year Students at Nebraska 2 and 4-year colleges and universities in 2014 Males Females
How many times drank per month 5.4 times 4.63 times
Who drank (at whatever amount per occasion) 48.2% 50.8%
Drinks per occasion in one month 3.0 drinks 2.1 drinks
Similar to trends observed nationally, the difference between male and female drinking patterns continues to decline. In fact, unlike at the turn of the century, in 2014, there was NO statistically significant difference between the percentage of first year females who chose to drink. However, there was a slight difference between the average number of drinks per occasion, with females drinking half as many drinks as males in one sitting. When asked, first year students frequently over-estimated the number of times their peers drink alcohol. It is important to note that on average, students reported drinking alcohol on six or fewer days per month.
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Underage male students report engaging in occasional* binge drinking at much higher rates than underage female students at Nebraska post-secondary schools. *Occasional is defined as 2 or fewer times in the last 2 weeks.
First Year Students at Nebraska 2 and 4-year colleges and universities in 2014 Males Females
Occasional binge drinking (2 or fewer times in the last 2 weeks) 6.1% 7.4%
Frequent binge drinking (3 or more times in the last 2 weeks) 9.1% 6.4%
In 2014, occasional binge drinking was almost the same for first year females. This information again shows that the gap between male and female drinking behavior is narrowing in some regards. Males continue to report slightly higher rates of frequent binge drinking than females. Regardless, it is important to emphasize in your conversations with your daughters that the overwhelming majority of first year students didn't binge drink in the previous two weeks (Males = 84.8%; Females = 86.2%).
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Engaging in meaningful volunteer activities will ________________ the liklihood of high-risk drinking.
Research supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found that student commitment to volunteering over a 30-day period was positively correlated with reduced levels of high-risk drinking as well with primary and secondary harms.
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Students who were involved in sports during high school are less likely to engage in high-risk drinking at college.
While it's unclear why, the fact remains that students who were athletes in high school are more likely to drink in high-risk ways at college.
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Which of the following is the most commonly reported impact of drinking at Nebraska post-secondary institutions?
Got Nauseous or vomited.
Results of Drinking
Missed a day of work or school Not do homework Caused shame or embarrassment to someone Forgot where you were/what you did Engaged in unplanned/unprotected sexual activity Got into a fight with others Neglected responsibilities Got Nauseous or vomited Had a bad time
3.5% 4.7% 11.8% 10.1% 7.5% 13.4% 14.1% 28.5% 14.0%
It's important to talk to your daughters about some of the problems that can result from drinking. Talk to them about how drinking can put them at risk - legally, physically, academically, and/or socially.