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


Table 16.3.

Percentage of students in grades 912 who reported using marijuana at least one time during the previous 30 days, by location and state: Various years 20032009


  Anywhere   On school property
State 2003 2005 2007 2009   2003   2005 2007   2009
                       
United States 22.4 20.2 19.7 20.8   5.8   4.5 4.5   4.6
                       
Alabama 17.7 18.5 16.2   2.6   3.5   4.6
Alaska 23.9 20.5 22.7   6.5   5.9   5.9
Arizona 25.6 20.0 22.0 23.7   6.5   5.1 6.1   6.4
Arkansas 18.9 16.4 17.8     4.1 2.8   4.5
California      
Colorado 22.7 24.8     6.0   6.1
Connecticut 23.1 23.2 21.8     5.1 5.9   6.2
Delaware 27.3 22.8 25.1 25.8   6.0   5.6 5.4   5.6
District of Columbia 23.5 14.5 20.8   7.5   4.8 5.8  
Florida 21.4 16.8 18.9 21.4   4.9   4.0 4.7   5.2
Georgia 19.5 18.9 19.6 18.3   3.2   3.3 3.6   3.4
Hawaii 17.2 15.7 22.1     7.2 5.7   8.3
Idaho 14.7 17.1 17.9 13.7   2.7   3.9 4.7   3.0
Illinois 20.3 21.0     4.2   5.0
Indiana 22.1 18.9 18.9 20.9   3.8   3.4 4.1   4.4
Iowa 15.6 11.5     2.7 2.5  
Kansas 15.6 15.3 14.7     3.2 3.8   2.7
Kentucky 21.1 15.8 16.4 16.1   4.3   3.2 3.9   3.1
Louisiana 16.3       3.6
Maine 26.4 22.2 22.0 20.5   6.3   4.6 5.2  
Maryland 18.5 19.4 21.9     3.7 4.7   5.0
Massachusetts 27.7 26.2 24.6 27.1   6.3   5.3 4.8   5.9
Michigan 24.0 18.8 18.0 20.7   7.0   3.7 4.0   4.8
Minnesota      
Mississippi 20.6 16.7 17.7   4.4   2.7   2.5
Missouri 21.8 18.1 19.0 20.6   3.0   4.0 3.6   3.4
Montana 23.1 22.3 21.0 23.1   6.4   6.1 5.0   5.8
Nebraska 18.3 17.5   3.9   3.1  
Nevada 22.3 17.3 15.5 20.0   5.3   5.7 3.6   4.9
New Hampshire 30.6 25.9 22.9 25.6   6.6   4.7   6.8
New Jersey 19.9 20.3     3.4  
New Mexico 26.2 25.0 28.0     8.4 7.9   9.7
New York 20.7 18.3 18.6 20.9   4.5   3.6 4.1  
North Carolina 24.3 21.4 19.1 19.8   3.5   4.1 4.3   4.0
North Dakota 20.6 15.5 14.8 16.9   6.3   4.0 2.7   3.8
Ohio 21.4 20.9 17.7   4.2   4.3 3.7  
Oklahoma 22.0 18.7 15.9 17.2   4.3   3.0 2.6   2.9
Oregon      
Pennsylvania 19.3       3.5
Rhode Island 27.6 25.0 23.2 26.3   7.4   7.2 6.5   5.1
South Carolina 19.0 18.6 20.4     4.6 3.3   3.7
South Dakota 21.5 16.8 17.7 15.2   4.5 ! 2.9 5.0 ! 2.9
Tennessee 23.6 19.5 19.4 20.1   4.1   3.5 4.1   3.8
Texas 21.7 19.3 19.5     3.8 3.6   4.6
Utah 11.4 7.6 8.7 10.0   3.7   1.7 3.8 ! 2.5
Vermont 28.2 25.3 24.1 24.6   8.0   7.0 6.3   6.3
Virginia      
Washington      
West Virginia 23.1 19.6 23.5 20.3   4.5   4.9 5.8   3.9
Wisconsin 21.8 15.9 20.3 18.9      
Wyoming 20.4 17.8 14.4 16.9   5.1   4.0 4.7   5.3
— 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.
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, various years, 2003–2009.
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