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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2007
NCES 2008-021
December 2007

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Table 15.2.

Percentage of students in grades 9-12 who reported using alcohol during the previous 30 days, by location and state: 2003 and 2005


  Anywhere On school property     Anywhere On school property
State 2003 2005 2003 2005   State 2003 2005 2003 2005
                     
United States 44.9 43.3 5.2 4.3            
                     
Alabama 40.2 39.4 4.1 4.5   Montana 49.5 48.6 6.7 6.4
Alaska 38.7 4.9   Nebraska 46.5 42.9 4.6 3.6
Arizona 50.9 47.1 6.6 7.5   Nevada 43.4 41.4 7.4 6.8
Arkansas 43.1 5.2   New Hampshire 47.1 44.0 4.0
California   New Jersey 46.5 3.7
Colorado 47.4 5.9   New Mexico 42.3 7.6
Connecticut 45.3 6.7   New York 44.2 43.4 5.2 4.1
Delaware 45.4 43.1 4.8 5.5   North Carolina 39.4 42.3 3.6 5.4
District of Columbia 33.8 23.1 4.9 4.6   North Dakota 54.2 49.0 5.1 3.6
Florida 42.7 39.7 5.1 4.5   Ohio 42.2 42.4 3.9 3.2
Georgia 37.7 39.9 3.7 4.3   Oklahoma 47.8 40.5 3.2 3.8
Hawaii 34.8 8.8   Oregon
Idaho 34.8 39.8 3.9 4.3   Pennsylvania
Illinois   Rhode Island 44.5 42.7 4.6 5.3
Indiana 44.9 41.4 3.9 3.4   South Carolina 43.2 6.0
Iowa 43.8 4.6   South Dakota 50.2 46.6 5.5 4.0
Kansas 43.9 5.1   Tennessee 41.1 41.8 4.2 3.7
Kentucky 45.2 37.4 4.8 3.5   Texas 47.3 5.7
Louisiana   Utah 21.3 15.8 3.8 2.1
Maine 42.2 43.0 3.7 3.9   Vermont 43.5 41.8 5.3 4.8
Maryland 39.8 3.2   Virginia
Massachusetts 45.7 47.8 5.3 4.2   Washington
Michigan 44.0 38.1 4.6 3.6   West Virginia 44.4 41.5 4.1 6.4
Minnesota   Wisconsin 47.3 49.2
Mississippi 41.8 4.9   Wyoming 49.0 45.4 6.2 6.2
Missouri 49.2 40.8 2.6 3.3            
— Not available.
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 did they have at least one drink of alcohol during the past 30 days. The estimate for the United States is drawn from a nationally representative sample of schools and is not the aggregate of participating states. Each state estimate is based on a sample that is representative of that state. Population sizes from the Digest of Education Statistics, 2005 (NCES 2006-030) for students in grades 9–12 are 15,723,000 in 2003 and 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), previously unpublished tabulation, 2003 and 2005.
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