Skip Navigation
small NCES header image
Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2009
NCES 2010-012
December 2009

Back Arrow List of Tables Download Excel Excel format (59 KB) Download Excel(se) Excel format (58 KB)  

Table 16.2.

Percentage of students in grades 9–12 who reported using marijuana 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  22.4 20.2 19.7   5.8 4.5 4.5                      
                                     
Alabama  17.7 18.5   2.6 3.5   Montana  23.1 22.3 21.0   6.4   6.1 5.0  
Alaska  23.9 20.5   6.5 5.9   Nebraska  18.3 17.5   3.9   3.1  
Arizona  25.6 20.0 22.0   6.5 5.1 6.1   Nevada  22.3 17.3 15.5   5.3   5.7 3.6  
Arkansas  18.9 16.4   4.1 2.8   New Hampshire  30.6 25.9 22.9   6.6   4.7  
California      New Jersey  19.9     3.4  
Colorado  22.7   6.0   New Mexico  26.2 25.0     8.4 7.9  
Connecticut  23.1 23.2   5.1 5.9   New York  20.7 18.3 18.6   4.5   3.6 4.1  
Delaware  27.3 22.8 25.1   6.0 5.6 5.4   North Carolina  24.3 21.4 19.1   3.5   4.1 4.3  
District of Columbia  23.5 14.5 20.8   7.5 4.8 5.8   North Dakota  20.6 15.5 14.8   6.3   4.0 2.7  
Florida  21.4 16.8 18.9   4.9 4.0 4.7   Ohio  21.4 20.9 17.7   4.2   4.3 3.7  
Georgia  19.5 18.9 19.6   3.2 3.3 3.6   Oklahoma  22.0 18.7 15.9   4.3   3.0 2.6  
Hawaii  17.2 15.7   7.2 5.7   Oregon       
Idaho  14.7 17.1 17.9   2.7 3.9 4.7   Pennsylvania       
Illinois  20.3   4.2   Rhode Island  27.6 25.0 23.2   7.4   7.2 6.5  
Indiana  22.1 18.9 18.9   3.8 3.4 4.1   South Carolina  19.0 18.6     4.6 3.3  
Iowa  15.6 11.5   2.7 2.5   South Dakota  21.5 16.8 17.7   4.5 ! 2.9 5.0 !
Kansas  15.6 15.3   3.2 3.8   Tennessee  23.6 19.5 19.4   4.1   3.5 4.1  
Kentucky  21.1 15.8 16.4   4.3 3.2 3.9   Texas  21.7 19.3     3.8 3.6  
Louisiana      Utah  11.4 7.6 8.7   3.7   1.7 3.8 !
Maine  26.4 22.2 22.0   6.3 4.6 5.2   Vermont  28.2 25.3 24.1   8.0   7.0 6.3  
Maryland  18.5 19.4   3.7 4.7   Virginia       
Massachusetts  27.7 26.2 24.6   6.3 5.3 4.8   Washington       
Michigan  24.0 18.8 18.0   7.0 3.7 4.0   West Virginia  23.1 19.6 23.5   4.5   4.9 5.8  
Minnesota      Wisconsin  21.8 15.9 20.3      
Mississippi  20.6 16.7   4.4 2.7   Wyoming  20.4 17.8 14.4   5.1   4.0 4.7  
Missouri  21.8 18.1 19.0   3.0 4.0 3.6                      
— 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 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. 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.
Would you like to help us improve our products and website by taking a short survey?

YES, I would like to take the survey

or

No Thanks

The survey consists of a few short questions and takes less than one minute to complete.