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Table 15.1.

Percentage of students in grades 9–12 who reported using alcohol at least 1 day during the previous 30 days, by location and selected student characteristics: Various years, 1993–2011


Student characteristic Anywhere   On school property
1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011   1993   1995   1997   1999 2001   2003   2005   2007   2009   2011  
Total 48.0 51.6 50.8 50.0 47.1 44.9 43.3 44.7 41.8 38.7   5.2   6.3   5.6   4.9 4.9   5.2   4.3   4.1   4.5   5.1  
                                                             
Sex                                                            
Male 50.1 53.2 53.3 52.3 49.2 43.8 43.8 44.7 40.8 39.5   6.2   7.2   7.2   6.1 6.1   6.0   5.3   4.6   5.3   5.4  
Female 45.9 49.9 47.8 47.7 45.0 45.8 42.8 44.6 42.9 37.9   4.2   5.3   3.6   3.6 3.8   4.2   3.3   3.6   3.6   4.7  
                                                             
Race/ethnicity1                                                            
White 49.9 54.1 54.0 52.5 50.4 47.1 46.4 47.3 44.7 40.3   4.6   5.6   4.8   4.8 4.2   3.9   3.8   3.2   3.3   4.0  
Black 42.5 42.0 36.9 39.9 32.7 37.4 31.2 34.5 33.4 30.5   6.9   7.6   5.6   4.3 5.3   5.8   3.2   3.4   5.4   5.1  
Hispanic 50.8 54.7 53.9 52.8 49.2 45.6 46.8 47.6 42.9 42.3   6.8   9.6   8.2   7.0 7.0   7.6   7.7   7.5   6.9   7.3  
Asian2 25.7 28.4 27.5 21.5 25.4 18.3 25.6         2.0 6.8   5.6   1.3 ! 4.4   2.9   3.5 !
American Indian/Alaska Native 45.3 51.4 57.6 49.4 51.4 51.9 57.4 34.5 42.8 44.9   6.7 ! 8.1 ! 8.6 ! 8.2   7.1 ! 6.2 ! 5.0   4.3 ! 20.9  
Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian2 60.8 52.3 40.0 38.7 48.8 34.8 38.4         6.7 12.4   8.5 !     10.0   8.3 !
Two or more races2 51.1 45.4 47.1 39.0 46.2 44.3 36.9         5.2 7.0 ! 13.3   3.5   5.4   6.7   5.8  
                                                             
Grade                                                            
9th 40.5 45.6 44.2 40.6 41.1 36.2 36.2 35.7 31.5 29.8   5.2   7.5   5.9   4.4 5.3   5.1   3.7   3.4   4.4   5.4  
10th 44.0 49.5 47.2 49.7 45.2 43.5 42.0 41.8 40.6 35.7   4.7   5.9   4.6   5.0 5.1   5.6   4.5   4.1   4.8   4.4  
11th 49.7 53.7 53.2 50.9 49.3 47.0 46.0 49.0 45.7 42.7   5.2   5.7   6.0   4.7 4.7   5.0   4.0   4.2   4.6   5.2  
12th 56.4 56.5 57.3 61.7 55.2 55.9 50.8 54.9 51.7 48.4   5.5   6.2   5.9   5.0 4.3   4.5   4.8   4.8   4.1   5.1  
                                                             
Urbanicity3                                                            
Urban 48.9 46.5 45.2 41.5       6.4   5.0 5.4   6.1          
Suburban 50.5 51.4 47.6 46.5       5.2   4.6 4.9   4.8          
Rural 55.4 52.2 50.2 45.3       5.3   5.6 4.0   4.7          
— Not available.
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 and 50 percent.
‡ Reporting standards not met. The CV for this estimate is 50 percent or greater.
1 Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
2 The response categories for race/ethnicity changed in 1999, making comparisons of some categories with categories of earlier years problematic. In 1993, 1995, and 1997, Asian students and Pacific Islander students were not categorized separately, and students were not given the option of choosing two or more races.
3 Refers to the Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) status of the respondent's household as defined in 2000 by the U.S. Census Bureau. Categories include "central city of an MSA (Urban)," "in MSA but not in central city (Suburban)," and "not MSA (Rural)."
NOTE: The term "anywhere" is not used in the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) questionnaire; students are simply asked how many days during the previous 30 days they had at least one drink of alcohol. In the question that asks students about drinking alcohol at school, 'on school property' was not defined for survey respondents.
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Adolescent and School Health, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), various years, 1993–2011.
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