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

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Table 16.2.

Percentage of students in grades 9-12 who reported using marijuana 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 22.4 20.2 5.8 4.5            
                     
Alabama 17.7 18.5 2.6 3.5   Montana 23.1 22.3 6.4 6.1
Alaska 23.9 6.5   Nebraska 18.3 17.5 3.9 3.1
Arizona 23.7 20.0 5.6 5.1   Nevada 22.3 17.3 5.3 5.7
Arkansas 18.9 4.1   New Hampshire 30.6 25.9 6.6
California   New Jersey 19.9 3.5
Colorado 22.7 6.0   New Mexico 26.2 8.4
Connecticut 23.1 5.1   New York 20.7 18.3 4.5 3.6
Delaware 27.3 22.8 6.0 5.6   North Carolina 24.3 21.4 3.5 4.1
District of Columbia 23.5 14.5 7.5 4.8   North Dakota 20.6 15.5 6.3 4.0
Florida 21.4 16.8 4.9 4.0   Ohio 21.5 20.9 4.2 4.3
Georgia 19.6 18.9 3.2 3.3   Oklahoma 22.0 18.7 4.3 3.0
Hawaii 17.2 7.2   Oregon
Idaho 14.7 17.1 2.7 3.9   Pennsylvania
Illinois   Rhode Island 27.7 25.0 7.4 7.2
Indiana 22.1 18.9 3.8 3.4   South Carolina 19.1 4.6
Iowa 15.6 2.7   South Dakota 21.5 16.8 4.5 2.9
Kansas 15.6 3.2   Tennessee 23.6 19.5 4.1 3.5
Kentucky 21.1 15.8 4.3 3.2   Texas 21.7 3.8
Louisiana   Utah 11.4 7.6 3.7 1.7
Maine 26.4 22.2 6.3 4.6   Vermont 28.2 25.3 8.0 7.1
Maryland 18.5 3.7   Virginia
Massachusetts 27.7 26.2 6.3 5.3   Washington
Michigan 24.0 18.8 7.0 3.7   West Virginia 23.1 19.6 4.5 4.9
Minnesota   Wisconsin 21.9 15.9
Mississippi 20.7 4.4   Wyoming 20.4 17.8 5.1 4.0
Missouri 21.8 18.1 3.1 4.0            
— 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 times during the past 30 days they used marijuana. 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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