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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2010
NCES 2011-002
November 2010


Table 15.2.

Percentage of students in grades 912 who reported using alcohol during the previous 30 days, by location, number of days, and selected student characteristics: 2009


  Anywhere     On school property
Student characteristic 0 days 1 or 2 days   3 to 29 days All 30 days     0 days 1 or 2 days   3 to 29 days   All 30 days
                           
Total 58.2 20.5   20.5 0.8     95.5 2.8   1.3   0.4
                           
Sex                          
Male 59.2 17.9   21.7 1.3     94.7 3.0   1.7   0.6
Female 57.1 23.4   19.2 0.3     96.4 2.6   0.9   0.1
                           
Race/ethnicity1                          
White 55.3 20.9   23.2 0.6     96.7 2.0   1.0   0.2
Black 66.6 18.5   14.0 0.9     94.6 3.0   1.8   0.5
Hispanic 57.1 21.9   19.6 1.3     93.1 4.4   1.9   0.6
Asian 81.7 11.5   5.9 0.9 !   97.1 1.4 ! 0.9 !
American Indian/
   Alaska Native
57.2 17.0 ! 24.7     95.7 3.5 !   #
Pacific Islander/
   Native Hawaiian
65.2 12.4   22.0     90.0 5.9   3.8 !
Two or more races 55.7 26.8   16.1 1.4 !   93.3 4.7   1.6 !
                           
Grade                          
9th 68.5 17.9   12.9 0.7     95.6 3.0   1.0   0.4
10th 59.4 19.5   20.3 0.8     95.2 2.9   1.5   0.4
11th 54.3 21.7   23.2 0.8     95.4 2.9   1.4   0.3
12th 48.3 23.6   27.3 0.8     95.9 2.3   1.5   0.3
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
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 during the past 30 days they had at least one drink of alcohol. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), 2009.
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