ERIC Number: ED031160
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
A Comparison of Student Enrollment with the Student Use of the Health Service.
Piccard, Leroy A.
The extent of student use of college health services at the University of Missouri, Columbia from July 1, 1963 through June 20, 1968--a period when enrollment increased rapidly--was investigated in this study. Data were obtained from records of the Health Service and Registrar's Office. Answers were sought to 3 questions: Did increased enrollment affect the proportion of the student body using the health service? Did differences occur in the use of the health service by male and female students in proportion to their membership in the student body? Were there differences in the use of the student health service by male and female students within medical classifications? It was found that student use of the health service over the 6-year period was not significantly different from the rate of enrollment. Approximately 63% availed themselves of health services. Males and females tended to use the health service at a ratio similar to their proportion in the enrollment. The only exception was in the use of the health service for medical purposes: females used this service at a rate that was significantly higher than their ratio to males in the student population. Additional research is recommended on the image of the Health service, the type of services offered, and the effect of student housing on use of the health service. Tables are included. (JS)
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Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia.
Identifiers: University of Missouri