Skip Navigation
small NCES header image
Table 232.20. Percentage distribution of students in grades 9-12, by number of days they reported using alcohol anywhere or on school property during the previous 30 days and selected student characteristics: 2011
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Student characteristic Anywhere (including on school property)1 On school property2
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
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Total 61.3 (0.75) 19.4 (0.62) 18.3 (0.47) 0.9   (0.11) 94.9 (0.33) 3.3   (0.23) 1.3 (0.15) 0.5   (0.07)
                                       
Sex                                      
Male 60.5 (0.93) 18.5 (0.68) 19.5 (0.65) 1.5   (0.19) 94.6 (0.43) 3.1   (0.26) 1.5 (0.21) 0.8   (0.14)
Female 62.1 (0.91) 20.5 (0.74) 17.1 (0.63) 0.3   (0.08) 95.3 (0.35) 3.4   (0.29) 1.1 (0.16) 0.1 ! (0.04)
                                       
Race/ethnicity3                                      
White 59.7 (0.97) 19.5 (0.83) 20.1 (0.62) 0.7   (0.13) 96.0 (0.38) 2.8   (0.29) 0.9 (0.12) 0.3   (0.06)
Black 69.5 (1.40) 17.5 (1.06) 12.1 (0.97) 0.9   (0.21) 94.9 (0.50) 3.2   (0.41) 1.4 (0.28) 0.5 ! (0.18)
Hispanic 57.7 (1.38) 21.5 (0.75) 19.4 (0.94) 1.4   (0.25) 92.7 (0.68) 4.3   (0.31) 2.2 (0.45) 0.7   (0.17)
Asian 74.4 (2.90) 16.7 (2.86) 7.3 (1.42) 1.6 ! (0.73) 96.5 (1.21) 2.2 ! (0.96) (†)   (†)
Pacific Islander 61.6 (6.40) 15.6 (3.98) 21.9 (4.87)   (†) 91.7 (3.61) 3.6 ! (1.62) (†)   (†)
American Indian/Alaska Native 55.1 (2.26) 23.8 (2.23) 20.1 (1.51)   (†) 79.1 (4.15) 15.0   (3.14) 5.3 (0.96)   (†)
Two or more races 63.1 (3.08) 19.6 (2.94) 15.0 (1.88) 2.3 ! (0.96) 94.2 (1.32) 3.3   (0.86) (†) 1.6 ! (0.74)
                                       
Grade                                      
9th 70.2 (1.35) 17.8 (0.99) 11.2 (0.95) 0.7   (0.18) 94.6 (0.56) 3.7   (0.41) 1.4 (0.31) 0.4   (0.09)
10th 64.3 (1.37) 19.2 (1.11) 15.8 (0.66) 0.6   (0.15) 95.6 (0.51) 2.8   (0.40) 1.2 (0.24) 0.4   (0.11)
11th 57.3 (1.28) 21.1 (0.87) 20.6 (1.31) 1.1   (0.21) 94.8 (0.56) 3.2   (0.39) 1.3 (0.26) 0.7   (0.16)
12th 51.6 (1.29) 20.1 (0.93) 27.1 (1.25) 1.1   (0.24) 94.9 (0.48) 3.5   (0.38) 1.3 (0.26) 0.3 ! (0.10)
†Not applicable.
!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 days during the previous 30 days they had at least one drink of alcohol.
2 In the question about drinking alcohol at school, "on school property" was not defined for survey 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.)
Would you like to help us improve our products and website by taking a short survey?

YES, I would like to take the survey

or

No Thanks

The survey consists of a few short questions and takes less than one minute to complete.
National Center for Education Statistics - http://nces.ed.gov
U.S. Department of Education