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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2012
NCES 2013-036
2013


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: 2011


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 61.3   19.4   18.3   0.9     94.9   3.3   1.3   0.5  
                                   
Sex                                  
Male 60.5   18.5   19.5   1.5     94.6   3.1   1.5   0.8  
Female 62.1   20.5   17.1   0.3     95.3   3.4   1.1   0.1 !
                                   
Race/ethnicity1                                  
White 59.7   19.5   20.1   0.7     96.0   2.8   0.9   0.3  
Black 69.5   17.5   12.1   0.9     94.9   3.2   1.4   0.5 !
Hispanic 57.7   21.5   19.4   1.4     92.7   4.3   2.2   0.7  
Asian 74.4   16.7   7.3   1.6 !   96.5   2.2 !    
American Indian/Alaska Native 55.1   23.8   20.1       79.1   15.0   5.3    
Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian 61.6   15.6   21.9       91.7   3.6 !    
Two or more races 63.1   19.6   15.0   2.3 !   94.2   3.3     1.6 !
                                   
Grade                                  
9th 70.2   17.8   11.2   0.7     94.6   3.7   1.4   0.4  
10th 64.3   19.2   15.8   0.6     95.6   2.8   1.2   0.4  
11th 57.3   21.1   20.6   1.1     94.8   3.2   1.3   0.7  
12th 51.6   20.1   27.1   1.1     94.9   3.5   1.3   0.3 !
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 and 50 percent.
‡ Reporting standards not met. Either there are too few cases for a reliable estimate or the CV is 50 percent or greater.
1 Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
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 Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Adolescent and School Health, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), 2011.
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