Digest of Education Statistics
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Table 231.20. Percentage distribution of students in grades 9-12, by number of times they reported having been in a physical fight anywhere or on school property during the previous 12 months and selected student characteristics: 2011
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Student characteristic Anywhere (including on school property)1 On school property2
0 times 1 to 3 times 4 to 11 times 12 or more times 0 times 1 to 3 times 4 to 11 times 12 or more times
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Total 67.2 (0.65) 24.3 (0.54) 5.6   (0.28) 2.9   (0.23) 88.0 (0.39) 10.1 (0.37) 1.2   (0.12) 0.7   (0.08)
                                         
Sex                                        
Male 59.3 (0.74) 28.8 (0.65) 7.4   (0.43) 4.5   (0.37) 84.0 (0.58) 13.0 (0.54) 1.9   (0.20) 1.1   (0.15)
Female 75.6 (0.92) 19.6 (0.81) 3.6   (0.25) 1.2   (0.16) 92.2 (0.43) 7.1 (0.42) 0.5   (0.10) 0.2   (0.04)
                                         
Race/ethnicity3                                        
White 70.6 (0.74) 22.8 (0.72) 4.3   (0.29) 2.2   (0.27) 90.1 (0.51) 8.5 (0.48) 1.0   (0.19) 0.4   (0.07)
Black 60.9 (1.52) 27.0 (0.84) 8.8   (0.83) 3.2   (0.45) 83.6 (0.89) 13.6 (0.69) 2.0   (0.38) 0.8   (0.21)
Hispanic 63.2 (1.44) 26.4 (1.24) 6.7   (0.46) 3.8   (0.45) 85.6 (0.79) 12.0 (0.75) 1.3   (0.21) 1.1   (0.26)
Asian 81.6 (1.87) 13.0 (1.96) 2.7 ! (0.89) 2.6   (0.70) 93.8 (1.06) 4.2 (0.96) 1.2 ! (0.50)   (†)
Pacific Islander 57.0 (5.14) 24.6 (4.54) 14.0   (4.08) 4.4 ! (2.06) 79.1 (4.41) 16.7 (3.89)   (†)   (†)
American Indian/Alaska Native 57.6 (2.12) 28.2 (1.99) 10.6   (0.97) 3.5   (0.64) 88.0 (1.77) 10.3 (1.92)   (†)   (†)
Two or more races 55.0 (2.60) 33.1 (1.87) 5.5   (0.98) 6.4   (1.85) 83.4 (1.41) 13.9 (1.35) 1.2 ! (0.43)   (†)
                                         
Grade                                        
9th 62.3 (1.11) 27.1 (0.93) 7.1   (0.39) 3.5   (0.39) 83.8 (0.77) 13.6 (0.77) 1.8   (0.22) 0.8   (0.17)
10th 64.7 (1.35) 26.6 (1.01) 5.8   (0.58) 2.9   (0.53) 87.2 (0.86) 10.9 (0.75) 1.3   (0.28) 0.5   (0.14)
11th 70.3 (1.14) 22.1 (1.02) 4.7   (0.42) 2.9   (0.35) 90.8 (0.55) 7.9 (0.53) 0.6   (0.13) 0.7   (0.15)
12th 73.1 (0.95) 20.7 (0.84) 4.4   (0.49) 1.8   (0.36) 91.2 (0.69) 7.4 (0.68) 1.0   (0.23) 0.4 ! (0.14)
!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 coefficient of variation (CV) is 50 percent or greater.
1 The term "anywhere" is not used in the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) questionnaire; students were simply asked how many times in the past 12 months they had been in a physical fight.
2 In the question asking students about physical fights at school, "on school property" was not defined for respondents.
3 Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
NOTE: 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. (This table was prepared September 2013.)

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