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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Group 1 - Data Analysis

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Group 1 - Data Analysis (Student Data)


The charge of this group was to analyze the American College Health Association (ACHA) National College Health Assessment (NCHA) data for Minnesota State Mankato Mankato (2004) and compare it to the ACHA-NCHA national data (2004). This tool has been used for more than 10 years and tested for reliability and validity. 1100 randomly selected students participated in the Minnesota State Mankato survey and over 94,000 participated in the national survey.


This group began by reviewing the Minnesota State Mankato data and determining trends and major areas where health behavior was less positive than the national average or areas that most negatively impacted academic learning. Once trends were identified data was compared to national data to determine if there were statistical differences in the data and to determine correlation that might exist between the variables being analyzed.