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What College Students Know About Breast Cancer and Eating Disorders
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by Christy Zenner - Boise State University
This study documents what undergraduate students know about the primarily women’s health issues of breast cancer and eating disorders. It was hypothesized that women would know more than men about breast cancer and eating disorders. It was also hypothesized that participants would know more about eating disorders than they would about breast cancer. An independent samples t test revealed that women did in fact know more about eating disorders and breast cancer than did men, and that participants did know more about eating disorders than about breast cancer. Results suggest that although high school students have some knowledge about eating disorders and breast cancer, health teachers might want to focus more on these topics to improve student knowledge even further.
Faculty Supervisor: Mary Pritchard, Boise State University