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Table 232.30. Percentage of public school students in grades 9-12 who reported using alcohol at least 1 day during the previous 30 days, by location and state: Selected years, 2003 through 2011
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
State Anywhere (including on school property)1 On school property2
2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
United States3 44.9 (1.21) 43.3 (1.38) 44.7 (1.15) 41.8 (0.80) 38.7 (0.75) 5.2 (0.46) 4.3 (0.30) 4.1   (0.32) 4.5 (0.29) 5.1 (0.33)
Alabama 40.2 (2.04) 39.4 (2.55) (†) 39.5 (2.22) 35.6 (1.99) 4.1 (0.82) 4.5 (0.59)   (†) 5.4 (0.76) 5.7 (1.08)
Alaska 38.7 (2.05) (†) 39.7 (2.11) 33.2 (1.66) 28.6 (1.95) 4.9 (0.81) (†) 4.1   (0.58) 3.0 (0.48) 3.4 (0.52)
Arizona 51.8 (1.93) 47.1 (1.73) 45.6 (1.73) 44.5 (1.67) 43.8 (1.47) 7.1 (0.67) 7.5 (0.88) 6.0   (0.54) 5.9 (0.61) 6.2 (0.55)
Arkansas (†) 43.1 (1.99) 42.2 (1.75) 39.7 (1.91) 33.9 (1.81) (†) 5.2 (0.62) 5.1   (0.65) 6.1 (0.89) 4.2 (0.68)
California (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†)   (†) (†) (†)
                                           
Colorado (†) 47.4 (4.42) (†) 40.8 (2.44) 36.4 (2.29) (†) 5.9 (1.08)   (†) 4.1 (0.61) 5.3 (0.87)
Connecticut (†) 45.3 (2.16) 46.0 (2.13) 43.5 (2.22) 41.5 (1.90) (†) 6.6 (0.71) 5.6   (0.99) 5.0 (0.47) 4.6 (0.61)
Delaware 45.4 (1.30) 43.1 (1.16) 45.2 (1.40) 43.7 (1.65) 40.4 (1.55) 4.8 (0.44) 5.5 (0.66) 4.5   (0.48) 5.0 (0.73) 5.0 (0.50)
District of Columbia 33.8 (1.72) 23.1 (1.40) 32.6 (1.47) (†) 32.8 (1.89) 4.9 (0.64) 4.6 (0.55) 6.1   (0.92) (†) 6.8 (0.91)
Florida 42.7 (1.10) 39.7 (1.43) 42.3 (1.30) 40.5 (1.03) 37.0 (0.98) 5.1 (0.36) 4.5 (0.30) 5.3   (0.31) 4.9 (0.26) 5.1 (0.29)
                                           
Georgia 37.7 (1.41) 39.9 (2.12) 37.7 (1.52) 34.3 (1.65) 34.6 (1.93) 3.7 (0.55) 4.3 (0.67) 4.4   (0.58) 4.2 (0.48) 5.4 (0.80)
Hawaii (†) 34.8 (2.05) 29.1 (2.93) 37.8 (3.02) 29.1 (1.64) (†) 8.8 (0.93) 6.0   (0.93) 7.9 (1.31) 5.0 (0.42)
Idaho 34.8 (2.44) 39.8 (2.62) 42.5 (2.73) 34.2 (1.97) 36.2 (2.28) 3.8 (0.56) 4.3 (0.69) 6.2   (0.81) 3.5 (0.53) 4.1 (0.50)
Illinois (†) (†) 43.7 (2.72) 39.8 (1.91) 37.8 (1.87) (†) (†) 5.5   (0.75) 4.4 (0.64) 3.3 (0.40)
Indiana 44.9 (1.57) 41.4 (2.12) 43.9 (2.24) 38.5 (2.13) 33.5 (1.65) 3.9 (0.57) 3.4 (0.64) 4.1   (0.47) 3.5 (0.52) 2.0 (0.36)
                                           
Iowa (†) 43.8 (2.56) 41.0 (2.36) (†) 37.1 (2.58) (†) 4.6 (0.89) 3.4   (0.78) (†) 2.3 (0.41)
Kansas (†) 43.9 (1.74) 42.4 (1.69) 38.7 (1.93) 32.6 (1.53) (†) 5.1 (0.74) 4.8   (0.66) 3.2 (0.55) 2.9 (0.45)
Kentucky 45.1 (1.87) 37.4 (1.77) 40.6 (1.25) 37.8 (1.30) 34.6 (1.56) 4.8 (0.69) 3.5 (0.37) 4.7   (0.47) 5.2 (0.87) 4.1 (0.53)
Louisiana (†) (†) (†) 47.5 (2.80) 44.4 (2.00) (†) (†)   (†) 5.6 (1.33) 6.0 (1.36)
Maine 42.2 (1.78) 43.0 (2.15) 39.3 (2.29) 32.2 (0.66) 28.7 (0.69) 3.7 (0.48) 3.9 (0.44) 5.6   (0.89) 4.0 (0.23) 3.1 (0.21)
                                           
Maryland (†) 39.8 (2.17) 42.9 (3.13) 37.0 (1.44) 34.8 (1.98) (†) 3.2 (0.42) 6.2   (1.10) 4.8 (0.67) 5.4 (0.63)
Massachusetts 45.7 (1.19) 47.8 (1.36) 46.2 (1.57) 43.6 (1.28) 40.1 (1.54) 5.3 (0.50) 4.2 (0.32) 4.7   (0.45) 3.8 (0.48) 3.6 (0.44)
Michigan 44.0 (1.40) 38.1 (1.73) 42.8 (1.70) 37.0 (1.28) 30.6 (1.64) 4.6 (0.33) 3.6 (0.46) 3.6   (0.51) 3.7 (0.40) 2.7 (0.37)
Minnesota (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†)   (†) (†) (†)
Mississippi 41.8 (1.74) (†) 40.6 (1.57) 39.2 (1.43) 36.2 (2.07) 4.9 (0.70) (†) 5.1   (0.71) 4.3 (0.45) 4.6 (0.67)
                                           
Missouri 49.2 (2.16) 40.8 (2.04) 44.4 (2.35) 39.3 (2.71) (†) 2.6 (0.58) 3.3 (0.57) 3.4   (0.74) 3.0 (0.55) (†)
Montana 49.5 (1.68) 48.6 (1.50) 46.5 (1.39) 42.8 (1.81) 38.3 (1.08) 6.7 (0.70) 6.4 (0.73) 5.7   (0.47) 5.1 (0.69) 3.5 (0.35)
Nebraska 46.5 (1.29) 42.9 (1.27) (†) (†) 26.6 (1.24) 4.6 (0.61) 3.6 (0.42)   (†) (†) 3.0 (0.41)
Nevada 43.4 (1.51) 41.4 (1.73) 37.0 (1.52) 38.6 (1.66) (†) 7.4 (0.74) 6.8 (0.92) 4.4   (0.58) 4.4 (0.52) (†)
New Hampshire 47.1 (2.70) 44.0 (2.31) 44.8 (1.83) 39.3 (2.18) 38.4 (1.83) 4.0 (0.79) (†) 5.1   (0.73) 4.3 (0.68) 5.6 (0.70)
                                           
New Jersey (†) 46.5 (2.65) (†) 45.2 (2.21) 42.9 (2.46) (†) 3.7 (0.42)   (†) (†) (†)
New Mexico (†) 42.3 (1.93) 43.2 (1.07) 40.5 (1.41) 36.9 (1.40) (†) 7.6 (0.87) 8.7   (1.35) 8.0 (0.90) 6.4 (0.54)
New York 44.2 (1.53) 43.4 (1.47) 43.7 (1.41) 41.4 (1.38) 38.4 (1.96) 5.2 (0.39) 4.1 (0.45) 5.1   (0.58) (†) (†)
North Carolina 39.4 (2.68) 42.3 (2.16) 37.7 (1.36) 35.0 (2.43) 34.3 (1.41) 3.6 (0.47) 5.4 (0.74) 4.7   (0.65) 4.1 (0.57) 5.5 (0.77)
North Dakota 54.2 (1.74) 49.0 (1.89) 46.1 (1.82) 43.3 (1.79) 38.8 (1.67) 5.1 (0.79) 3.6 (0.52) 4.4   (0.65) 4.2 (0.53) 3.1 (0.51)
                                           
Ohio3  42.2 (2.40) 42.4 (1.96) 45.7 (1.70) (†) 38.0 (2.94) 3.9 (0.69) 3.2 (0.59) 3.2   (0.50) (†) (†)
Oklahoma 47.8 (1.41) 40.5 (1.62) 43.1 (1.88) 39.0 (1.97) 38.3 (1.75) 3.2 (0.64) 3.8 (0.49) 5.0   (0.59) 3.9 (0.55) 2.6 (0.65)
Oregon (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†)   (†) (†) (†)
Pennsylvania (†) (†) (†) 38.4 (2.10) (†) (†) (†)   (†) 2.8 (0.50) (†)
Rhode Island 44.5 (1.92) 42.7 (1.15) 42.9 (1.76) 34.0 (2.01) 34.0 (1.25) 4.6 (0.73) 5.3 (0.66) 4.8   (0.54) 3.2 (0.50) (†)
                                           
South Carolina (†) 43.2 (1.64) 36.8 (2.31) 35.2 (2.80) 39.7 (1.72) (†) 6.0 (0.96) 4.7   (0.73) 3.6 (0.79) 5.9 (0.90)
South Dakota3  50.2 (2.58) 46.6 (2.12) 44.5 (1.80) 40.1 (1.54) 39.3 (2.14) 5.4 (1.13) 4.0 (0.70) 3.6   (0.92) (†) (†)
Tennessee 41.1 (2.04) 41.8 (1.90) 36.7 (1.90) 33.5 (1.71) 33.3 (1.39) 4.2 (0.48) 3.7 (0.66) 4.1   (0.54) 3.0 (0.38) 3.2 (0.34)
Texas (†) 47.3 (1.93) 48.3 (1.64) 44.8 (1.25) 39.7 (1.15) (†) 5.7 (0.56) 4.9   (0.57) 4.7 (0.36) 3.9 (0.35)
Utah 21.3 (2.19) 15.8 (1.92) 17.0 (1.88) 18.2 (2.72) 15.1 (1.54) 3.8 (0.74) 2.1 (0.39) 4.7 ! (1.69) 2.7 (0.45) 2.7 (0.54)
                                           
Vermont 43.5 (1.48) 41.8 (1.53) 42.6 (1.04) 39.0 (1.57) 35.3 (1.10) 5.3 (0.60) 4.8 (0.54) 4.6   (0.40) 3.3 (0.28) 3.3 (0.50)
Virginia (†) (†) (†) (†) 30.5 (2.49) (†) (†)   (†) (†) 3.3 (0.59)
Washington (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†)   (†) (†) (†)
West Virginia 44.4 (1.81) 41.5 (1.41) 43.5 (1.45) 40.4 (1.10) 34.3 (2.40) 4.1 (0.84) 6.4 (1.08) 5.5   (0.89) 5.7 (0.61) 4.2 (0.67)
Wisconsin 47.3 (1.63) 49.2 (1.51) 48.9 (1.56) 41.3 (1.83) 39.2 (1.35) (†) (†)   (†) (†) (†)
Wyoming 49.0 (2.16) 45.4 (1.47) 42.4 (1.22) 41.7 (1.36) 36.1 (1.34) 6.2 (0.75) 6.2 (0.56) 6.9   (0.63) 6.4 (0.50) 5.1 (0.48)
—Not available.
†Not applicable.
!Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 and 50 percent.
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 Data include both public and private schools.
NOTE: State-level data include public schools only, with the exception of data for Ohio and South Dakota. Data for the United States total, Ohio, and South Dakota include both public and private schools.
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Adolescent and School Health, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), 2003 through 2011. (This table was prepared September 2013.)

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