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Table 2 Alcohol use and adverse effects of alcohol use during Freshman’s week (FW), n = 2835 (participated in FW)

From: “Freshman’s week”: characteristics associated with participation and experiencing adverse effects


Mean (95% CI)/Percentage (95% CI)

Alcohol use during FW

 Drank alcohol

93.6% (92.7–94.6%)a

 Number of days drinking (among drinkers)

4.1 (2.0)b

 Participated in alcohol-free events

45.3% (43.3–47.2%)c

Adverse immediate effects

 Impaired physical health

21.0% (19.5–22.5%)

 Impaired psychological health

4.2% (3.4–4.9%)

 Felt left out

7.2% (6.2–8.1%)

 Involved in violence/crime

0.4% (0.2–0.6%)

  1. CI Confidence interval, a287 missing cases, b289 missing cases, c286 missing cases