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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2005

Indicator 15:
Studentsí Use of Alcohol on School Property and Anywhere


Table 15.2. Percentage of students in grades 9–12 who reported using alcohol during the previous 30 days, by location and state: 2003
State Anywhere On school property   State Anywhere On school property
 
   United States 44.9 5.2   Missouri 49.2 2.6
     Montana 49.5 6.7
Alabama 40.2 4.1   Nebraska 46.5 4.6
Alaska 38.7 4.9   Nevada 43.4 7.4
Arizona 50.9 6.6   New Hampshire 47.1 4.0
Arkansas   New Jersey
California   New Mexico
Colorado   New York 44.2 5.2
Connecticut   North Carolina 39.4 3.6
Delaware 45.4 4.8   North Dakota 5.1
District of Columbia 33.8 4.9   Ohio 42.2 3.9
Florida 42.7 5.1   Oklahoma 47.8 3.2
Georgia 37.7 3.7   Oregon
Hawaii   Pennsylvania
Idaho 34.8 3.9   Rhode Island 44.5 4.6
Illinois   South Carolina
Indiana 44.9 3.9   South Dakota 50.2 5.5
Iowa   Tennessee 41.1 4.2
Kansas   Texas
Kentucky 45.2 4.8   Utah 21.3 3.8
Louisiana   Vermont 43.5 5.3
Maine 42.2 3.7   Virginia
Maryland   Washington
Massachusetts 45.7 5.3   West Virginia 44.4 4.1
Michigan 44.0 4.6   Wisconsin 47.3
Minnesota   Wyoming 49.0 6.2
Mississippi 41.8 4.9  
— Not available.
NOTE: "On school property" was not defined for survey respondents. The term "anywhere" is not used in the YRBS questionnaire. Rather, students are simply asked during the past 30 days, on how many days did they have at least one drink of alcohol.
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), "Youth Risk Behavior Survey" (YRBS), 2003. Retrieved March 2005, from Youth Online: Comprehensive Results http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/yrbss/.



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