Percentage of students in grades 9-12 who reported carrying a weapon at least 1 day during the previous 30 days, by location and race/ethnicity: 2005
! Interpret data with caution.
1 American Indian includes Alaska Native, Black includes African American,
Pacific Islander includes Native Hawaiian, and Hispanic includes Latino.
Respondents who identified themselves as being of Hispanic origin are
classified as Hispanic, regardless of their race.
NOTE: "On school property" was not defined for survey respondents. The
term "anywhere" is not used in the YRBS questionnaire; students are simply
asked how many days they carried a weapon during the past 30 days.
Population size from the Digest of Education Statistics, 2005 (NCES 2006-
030) for students in grades 9–12 is 16,286,000 (projected) in 2005.
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for
Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Youth Risk Behavior
Surveillance System (YRBSS), 2005.