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PHASE ONE: Flagler College Students and JUUL
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PHASE ONE: Flagler College Students and JUUL


Introduction:


The purpose of this study is to explore the amount students that are familiar with the JUUL at Flagler College during the Spring semester 2019 .  In particular, this report will look into many of the aspects of how harmful a JUUL is, How many time have students used it, which flavor group have students used most often, how many students use it, whether not they should be banned on the  Flagler College campus and if flavored e-cigarettes are less harmful than than tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes.


Data Collection:
In this first phase of this project, descriptive statistical methods will be used to describe the sample of students surveyed.  The targeted population is all the students at Flagler College in Fall semester 2016. One hundred fifty MAT 223 Statistic students were surveyed.  Since only MAT 223 Statistics students were sampled, the sample may not be representative of the population of all Flagler College students, so sampling bias may exist.  Furthermore, since the data was self-reported, the sample results will more than likely produce measurement bias as well.

Survey Question:

 

  1. What Gender do you identify with?

  2. How old are you?

  3. Have you ever used a JUUL flavor pod?

  4. Approximately how many times have you used a JUUL flavor pod?

  5. Approximately how many of your friends use a JUUL flavor pod?

  6. Which flavor group have you used most often or would interested in using? 

    7. Have you ever seen a student use a JUUL flavor pod in your school (middle school, high school, college)?

    8. Do you think that flavored (like fruit and dessert and cream) e- cigarettes are less harmful than tobacco- flavored e-cigarettes? 

    9.Did you know that the amount of nicotine in one JUUL cartridge is roughly equal to the amount of nicotine in a pack of cigarettes (about 200 puffs)? 

    10. Do you think that the use of JUUL flavor pods should be allowed or banned on the Flagler College campus that has recently gone smoke-free? 

    Sample Data- Graphs and Summary Statistics 

    Demographics: 

    In the sample of 150 MAT 223 Statistics students, 72.7% were female and 27.3% were male.  A bar graph displaying the students' ages is given below. This percent distribution of gender closely matches the percent distribution of the entire student body at Flagler College.  The majority of the students are females. Hence the mode response is females.

     

    The age of the students surveyed is displayed in the histogram below.  This distribution is unimodal and right skewed with a potential outlier at the age of 34.  Since the distribution is right skewed, the best measure of center is the median of 18 years old and the best measure of spread is the IQR of 1 year.  Thus, the typical age of the students surveyed was 18 years old and most students were within 1 year of 18 years old.

     

     

    Out of all the Flagler students on campus. According to the bar plot, 46% have used a JUUL before and 54% have never used a JUUL before. This is an interesting fact because it seems as if almost every student you meet owns a JUUL.

     

    Although there are many students that use a JUUL, based on the histogram below there aren't many students that use it consistently, 111 students out of the entire sample have only used a JUUL 1 to 10 times. However, 17 students have used it over 100 times. 

     

     

    The amount of friends students have that used a JUUL flavor pod is graphed below. The distribution seems to be unimodal. Of the students sampled, 52 have friends that do not use it frequently. But more than 23 students have friends that used it over 25 times. 

     

    In the graph Fifty-nine of the students reported that they are not interested in any of the flavors, resulting in 59.33% of the students selecting that option. 59.33% tend to be the majority of the sample since its over 50%, therefore most kids on Flagler College campus are not interested in those flavors surveyed.  

     

    Based on the bar graph below, 90.7% of students have seen student use a JUUL and only 9.3% of the students sampled have never seen a student use a JUUL in there school. This is shocking because usually schools are smoke free areas. 

     

    It was not a surprise that 74.4% of the students surveyed believe that flavored JUUL pods like fruit, dessert, and ice cream are less harmful than tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes. While 25.3% believe that they are less harmful. 

     

    The bar plot below illustrates that 71.3% of the students surveyed knew that the amount of nicotine in one JUUL cartridge is roughly equal to the amount of nicotine in a pack of cigarettes. However 28.7% did not know that. This is astonishing because students more than half of the students knew that yet they still use JUUL.

     

    Although most of the student surveyed feel like JUUL flavor pods should be banned on the Flagler college campus that has recently gone smoke-free, 47.3% feel that they should be banned. This is close to a fifty- fifty split. Since Flagler College is a smoke-free campus, students should not be able to smoke on campus. 

     

     

Result 1: GENDER 2   [Info]
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Result 2: Histogram   [Info]
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Result 3: Summary Stats AGE   [Info]

Summary statistics:


ColumnnMeanVarianceStd. dev.Std. err.MedianRangeMinMaxQ1Q3SumIQR
Age15018.9866673.15418341.77600210.1450099619171633181928481

Result 4: Have You Ever Used a JUUL   [Info]
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Result 5: How Many Times Have You Used a JUUL   [Info]
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Result 6: Summary Stats Number of Times Used JUUL   [Info]

Summary statistics:


ColumnnMeanVarianceStd. dev.Std. err.MedianRangeMinMaxQ1Q3SumIQR
Number of Times Used JUUL15017.6333331117.535833.4295652.729512501000100010264510

Result 7: Friends Who Use JUUL Pods   [Info]
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Result 8: Pie Chart With Data   [Info]
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Result 9: Seen Student Use JUUL in school   [Info]
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Result 10: Flavored JUUL Less Harmful?   [Info]
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Result 11: One JUUL Cartridge = Pack of Cigs   [Info]
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Result 12: JUUL Banned On FC Campus   [Info]
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Data set 1. Flagler College Students and JUUL Spring 2019 - Lo   [Info]
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