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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2011
NCES 2012-002
February 2012


Table 15.2.

Percentage of students in grades 9–12 who reported using alcohol during the previous 30 days, by location, number of days, and selected student characteristics: 2009


Student characteristic Anywhere     On school property  
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. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 30 percent or greater.
‡ Reporting standards not met. Either there are too few cases or the coefficient of variation (CV) is 50 percent or greater.
1 Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
NOTE: “On school property” was not defined for survey respondents. The term “anywhere” was not used in the YRBS questionnaire; students were 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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