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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2005

Indicator 16:
Studentsí Use of Marijuana on School Property and Anywhere


Table 16.2. Percentage of students in grades 9–12 who reported using marijuana during the previous 30 days, by location and state: 2003
State Anywhere On school property State Anywhere On school property
 
   United States 22.4 5.8 Missouri 21.8 3.1
   Montana 23.1 6.4
Alabama 17.7 2.6 Nebraska 18.3 3.9
Alaska 23.9 6.5 Nevada 22.3 5.3
Arizona 23.7 5.6 New Hampshire 30.6 6.6
Arkansas New Jersey
California New Mexico
Colorado New York 20.7 4.5
Connecticut North Carolina 24.3 3.5
Delaware 27.3 6.0 North Dakota 20.6 6.3
District of Columbia 23.5 7.5 Ohio 21.5 4.2
Florida 21.4 4.9 Oklahoma 22.0 4.3
Georgia 19.6 3.2 Oregon
Hawaii Pennsylvania
Idaho 14.7 2.7 Rhode Island 27.7 7.4
Illinois South Carolina
Indiana 22.1 3.8 South Dakota 21.5 4.5
Iowa Tennessee 23.6 4.1
Kansas Texas
Kentucky 21.1 4.3 Utah 11.4 3.7
Louisiana Vermont 28.2 8.0
Maine 26.4 6.3 Virginia
Maryland Washington
Massachusetts 27.7 6.3 West Virginia 23.1 4.5
Michigan 24.0 7.0 Wisconsin 21.9
Minnesota Wyoming 20.4 5.1
Mississippi 20.7 4.4
— 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 how many times during the past 30 days they used marijuana.
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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