DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — University of New Hampshire students love their coffee.
A graduating senior in marketing conducted a study for her senior honors thesis that looked at the reasons college students consume caffeine, where and when they consume it and how much and what types of caffeinated beverages they drink.
Nicole Olsen found that coffee was the most popular caffeinated product on campus, with 77.3 percent of UNH caffeine drinkers consuming it. She said 61 percent consume caffeinated tea, nearly 44 percent consume caffeinated soft drinks and nearly 32 percent consume energy drinks.
More than half of the UNH students surveyed consumed more than one caffeinated product each day.
She also found that 32 percent of the respondents started drinking caffeinated products between the ages of 12 and 16.