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Illinois Pulse

Issue 3
Published September 2015

From the "2014 CORE Alcohol Survey"

How many times did the following things happen to you while you were drinking or because of your alcohol use during the last 30 days?

Had a hangover

  • 42.5% – Never
  • 24.2% – Once
  • 23.3% – A few times
  • 9.9% – Often

Performed poorly on a test or important project

  • 90.6% – Never
  • 6.8% – Once
  • 2.4% – A few times
  • 0.2% – Often

Got into trouble with campus police, residence hall, or other college authorities

  • 95.8% – Never
  • 3.3% – Once
  • 0.9% – A few times
  • 0.0% – Often

Got into trouble with campus police, or other local community authorities

  • 97.7% – Never
  • 1.0% – Once
  • 1.0% – A few times
  • 0.2% – Often

Vandalized or damaged property

  • 93.4% – Never
  • 4.4% – Once
  • 1.9% – A few times
  • 0.3% – Often

Got into an argument or verbal fight

  • 78.3% – Never
  • 15.1% – Once
  • 6.0% – A few times
  • 0.7% – Often

Got into a physical fight

  • 94.9% – Never
  • 3.5% – Once
  • 0.0% – A few times
  • 0.0% – Often

Got nauseated or vomited

  • 60.5% – Never
  • 26.0% – Once
  • 12.4% – A few times
  • 1.0% – Often

Drove a car while under the influence

  • 94.6% – Never
  • 3.7% – Once
  • 1.4% – A few times
  • 0.4% – Often

Rode in a car with the driver under the influence

  • 90.5% – Never
  • 6.5% – Once
  • 2.8% – A few times
  • 0.2% – Often

Went to class under the influence

  • 89.7% – Never
  • 6.1% – Once
  • 3.7% – A few times
  • 0.5% – Often

Missed a class

  • 73.6% – Never
  • 13.1% – Once
  • 11.7% – A few times
  • 1.6% – Often

Someone expressed concern about your drinking or related behavior

  • 88.1% – Never
  • 7.7% – Once
  • 3.3% – A few times
  • 0.9% – Often

Thought you might have a drinking problem

  • 90.9% – Never
  • 5.8% – Once
  • 2.4% – A few times
  • 0.9% – Often

Forgot where you were or what you did

  • 65.9% – Never
  • 15.9% – Once
  • 16.4% – A few times
  • 1.7% – Often

Passed out

  • 81.5% – Never
  • 12.1% – Once
  • 5.3% – A few times
  • 1.1% – Often

Said something you later regretted

  • 70.6% – Never
  • 16.6% – Once
  • 9.5% – A few times
  • 3.3% – Often

Did something you later regretted

  • 72.9% – Never
  • 16.3% – Once
  • 8.6% – A few times
  • 2.3% – Often

Have been taken advantage of sexually

  • 96.2% – Never
  • 2.6% – Once
  • 0.7% – A few times
  • 0.5% – Often

Had sex when you didn't want to

  • 95.3% – Never
  • 2.3% – Once
  • 1.8% – A few times
  • 0.7% – Often

Had unprotected sex when you otherwise might not have

  • 93.1% – Never
  • 4.7% – Once
  • 1.2% – A few times
  • 0.9% – Often

Tried unsuccessfully to reduce drinking

  • 93.5% – Never
  • 4.4% – Once
  • 1.8% – A few times
  • 0.4% – Often

Injured yourself

  • 86.0% – Never
  • 9.8% – Once
  • 3.7% – A few times
  • 0.5% – Often

Injured others

  • 96.1% – Never
  • 3.0% – Once
  • 0.9% – A few times
  • 0.0% – Often

Spent too much money

  • 62.7% – Never
  • 15.9% – Once
  • 17.0% – A few times
  • 4.4% – Often

Felt that you needed more alcohol than you used to use in order to get the same effect

  • 82.5% – Never
  • 6.7% – Once
  • 8.4% – A few times
  • 2.5% – Often
Infographic showing how many times certain things happened to students while drinking or because of their alcohol use during the previous 30 days.

How often does other students drinking affect you in the following ways:

Interrupts your studying

  • 55.8% – Never
  • 14.4% – Once
  • 25.5% – A few times
  • 4.3% – Often

Makes you feel unsafe

  • 57.7% – Never
  • 22.2% – Once
  • 17.2% – A few times
  • 2.9% – Often

Messes up your physical living space

  • 53.7% – Never
  • 15.8% – Once
  • 20.2% – A few times
  • 10.2% – Often

Prevents you from enjoying events

  • 61.0% – Never
  • 17.4% – Once
  • 17.6% – A few times
  • 4.0% – Often

Makes you think of transferring to another school

  • 89.9% – Never
  • 4.4% – Once
  • 2.9% – A few times
  • 2.9% – Often

Interrupts your sleep

  • 42.1% – Never
  • 19.4% – Once
  • 30.1% – A few times
  • 8.4% – Often

Having to take care of another student who has had too much to drink

  • 43.3% – Never
  • 26.1% – Once
  • 26.7% – A few times
  • 3.8% – Often

Reduces your school's academic reputation

  • 57.1% – Never
  • 12.1% – Once
  • 17.7% – A few times
  • 13.1% – Often
Infographic showing how often students were affected by other students drinking in various ways.

During the past 30 days, to what extent have you engaged in or experienced any of the following behaviors:

Refused an offer of alcohol

  • 37.5% – Never
  • 19.2% – 1 time
  • 18.5% – 2 times
  • 17.8% – 3-5 times
  • 3.4% – 6-9 times
  • 3.7% – 10 or more

Bragged about your alcohol use

  • 84.2% – Never
  • 8.3% – 1 time
  • 4.3% – 2 times
  • 2.5% – 3-5 times
  • 0.4% – 6-9 times
  • 0.3% – 10 or more

Heard someone else brag about his/her alcohol use

  • 28.6% – Never
  • 11.4% – 1 time
  • 16.8% – 2 times
  • 25.9% – 3-5 times
  • 8.5% – 6-9 times
  • 8.8% – 10 or more

Experience peer pressure to drink

  • 58.5% – Never
  • 14.4% – 1 time
  • 10.1% – 2 times
  • 10.7% – 3-5 times
  • 3.2% – 6-9 times
  • 3.2% – 10 or more

Thought another person was unattractive because s/he was too drunk

  • 45.4% – Never
  • 13.9% – 1 time
  • 15.9% – 2 times
  • 15.9% – 3-5 times
  • 3.9% – 6-9 times
  • 4.8% – 10 or more

Told another person that s/he was not attractive because s/he was too drunk

  • 86.2% – Never
  • 5.1% – 1 time
  • 5.1% – 2 times
  • 1.9% – 3-5 times
  • 1.0% – 6-9 times
  • 0.8% – 10 or more
Infographic showing to what extent students had engaged in or experienced certain behaviors in the previous 30 days.