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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2009
NCES 2010-012
December 2009

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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, 2005, and 2007


State Anywhere   On school property   State Anywhere   On school property  
2003 2005 2007 2003 2005 2007 2003 2005 2007 2003 2005 2007  
United States  44.9 43.3 44.7   5.2 4.3 4.1                    
                                   
Alabama  40.2 39.4   4.1 4.5   Montana  49.5 48.6 46.5   6.7 6.4 5.7  
Alaska  38.7 39.7   4.9 4.1   Nebraska  46.5 42.9   4.6 3.6  
Arizona  51.8 47.1 45.6   7.1 7.5 6.0   Nevada  43.4 41.4 37.0   7.4 6.8 4.4  
Arkansas  43.1 42.2   5.2 5.1   New Hampshire  47.1 44.0 44.8   4.0 5.1  
California      New Jersey  46.5   3.7  
Colorado  47.4   5.9   New Mexico  42.3 43.2   7.6 8.7  
Connecticut  45.3 46.0   6.6 5.6   New York  44.2 43.4 43.7   5.2 4.1 5.1  
Delaware  45.4 43.1 45.2   4.8 5.5 4.5   North Carolina  39.4 42.3 37.7   3.6 5.4 4.7  
District of Columbia  33.8 23.1 32.6   4.9 4.6 6.1   North Dakota  54.2 49.0 46.1   5.1 3.6 4.4  
Florida  42.7 39.7 42.3   5.1 4.5 5.3   Ohio  42.2 42.4 45.7   3.9 3.2 3.2  
Georgia  37.7 39.9 37.7   3.7 4.3 4.4   Oklahoma  47.8 40.5 43.1   3.2 3.8 5.0  
Hawaii  34.8 29.1   8.8 6.0   Oregon     
Idaho  34.8 39.8 42.5   3.8 4.3 6.2   Pennsylvania     
Illinois  43.7   5.5   Rhode Island  44.5 42.7 42.9   4.6 5.3 4.8  
Indiana  44.9 41.4 43.9   3.9 3.4 4.1   South Carolina  43.2 36.8   6.0 4.7  
Iowa  43.8 41.0   4.6 3.4   South Dakota  50.2 46.6 44.5   5.4 4.0 3.6  
Kansas  43.9 42.4   5.1 4.8   Tennessee  41.1 41.8 36.7   4.2 3.7 4.1  
Kentucky  45.1 37.4 40.6   4.8 3.5 4.7   Texas  47.3 48.3   5.7 4.9  
Louisiana      Utah  21.3 15.8 17.0   3.8 2.1 4.7 !
Maine  42.2 43.0 39.3   3.7 3.9 5.6   Vermont  43.5 41.8 42.6   5.3 4.8 4.6  
Maryland  39.8 42.9   3.2 6.2   Virginia     
Massachusetts  45.7 47.8 46.2   5.3 4.2 4.7   Washington     
Michigan  44.0 38.1 42.8   4.6 3.6 3.6   West Virginia  44.4 41.5 43.5   4.1 6.4 5.5  
Minnesota      Wisconsin  47.3 49.2 48.9    
Mississippi  41.8 40.6   4.9 5.1   Wyoming  49.0 45.4 42.4   6.2 6.2 6.9  
Missouri  49.2 40.8 44.4   2.6 3.3 3.4                    
— Not available.
! Interpret data with caution.
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. Estimates were revised and may differ from previously published data.
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, 2005, and 2007.
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