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

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Table 15.3.

Percentage of public school students in grades 9–12 who reported using alcohol at least one day during the previous 30 days, by location and state: Various years, 2003–2009


State Anywhere   On school property
2003 2005 2007 2009   2003 2005 2007   2009
Public school students                    
United States 44.9 43.3 44.7 41.8   5.2 4.3 4.1   4.5
                     
Alabama 40.2 39.4 39.5   4.1 4.5   5.4
Alaska 38.7 39.7 33.2   4.9 4.1   3.0
Arizona 51.8 47.1 45.6 44.5   7.1 7.5 6.0   5.9
Arkansas 43.1 42.2 39.7   5.2 5.1   6.1
California    
Colorado 47.4 40.8   5.9   4.1
Connecticut 45.3 46.0 43.5   6.6 5.6   5.0
Delaware 45.4 43.1 45.2 43.7   4.8 5.5 4.5   5.0
District of Columbia 33.8 23.1 32.6   4.9 4.6 6.1  
Florida 42.7 39.7 42.3 40.5   5.1 4.5 5.3   4.9
Georgia 37.7 39.9 37.7 34.3   3.7 4.3 4.4   4.2
Hawaii 34.8 29.1 37.8   8.8 6.0   7.9
Idaho 34.8 39.8 42.5 34.2   3.8 4.3 6.2   3.5
Illinois 43.7 39.8   5.5   4.4
Indiana 44.9 41.4 43.9 38.5   3.9 3.4 4.1   3.5
Iowa 43.8 41.0   4.6 3.4  
Kansas 43.9 42.4 38.7   5.1 4.8   3.2
Kentucky 45.1 37.4 40.6 37.8   4.8 3.5 4.7   5.2
Louisiana 47.5     5.6
Maine 42.2 43.0 39.3 32.2   3.7 3.9 5.6   4.0
Maryland 39.8 42.9 37.0   3.2 6.2   4.8
Massachusetts 45.7 47.8 46.2 43.6   5.3 4.2 4.7   3.8
Michigan 44.0 38.1 42.8 37.0   4.6 3.6 3.6   3.7
Minnesota    
Mississippi 41.8 40.6 39.2   4.9 5.1   4.3
Missouri 49.2 40.8 44.4 39.3   2.6 3.3 3.4   3.0
Montana 49.5 48.6 46.5 42.8   6.7 6.4 5.7   5.1
Nebraska 46.5 42.9   4.6 3.6  
Nevada 43.4 41.4 37.0 38.6   7.4 6.8 4.4   4.4
New Hampshire 47.1 44.0 44.8 39.3   4.0 5.1   4.3
New Jersey 46.5 45.2   3.7  
New Mexico 42.3 43.2 40.5   7.6 8.7   8.0
New York 44.2 43.4 43.7 41.4   5.2 4.1 5.1  
North Carolina 39.4 42.3 37.7 35.0   3.6 5.4 4.7   4.1
North Dakota 54.2 49.0 46.1 43.3   5.1 3.6 4.4   4.2
Ohio 42.2 42.4 45.7   3.9 3.2 3.2  
Oklahoma 47.8 40.5 43.1 39.0   3.2 3.8 5.0   3.9
Oregon    
Pennsylvania 38.4     2.8
Rhode Island 44.5 42.7 42.9 34.0   4.6 5.3 4.8   3.2
South Carolina 43.2 36.8 35.2   6.0 4.7   3.6
South Dakota 50.2 46.6 44.5 40.1   5.4 4.0 3.6  
Tennessee 41.1 41.8 36.7 33.5   4.2 3.7 4.1   3.0
Texas 47.3 48.3 44.8   5.7 4.9   4.7
Utah 21.3 15.8 17.0 18.2   3.8 2.1 4.7 ! 2.7
Vermont 43.5 41.8 42.6 39.0   5.3 4.8 4.6   3.3
Virginia    
Washington    
West Virginia 44.4 41.5 43.5 40.4   4.1 6.4 5.5   5.7
Wisconsin 47.3 49.2 48.9 41.3    
Wyoming 49.0 45.4 42.4 41.7   6.2 6.2 6.9   6.4
— Not available.
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 30 percent or greater.
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. National, state, territory, and local YRBS data come from separate scientific samples of schools and students.With the exception of Ohio and South Dakota, state representative samples are drawn from public schools only for the state level data. U.S. total, Ohio and South Dakota include public and private schools.
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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