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Youth Indicators, 2005: Trends in the Well-Being of American Youth

Indicator 49: Personal Safety

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Table 49. Percentage of high school students who participated in behaviors that may endanger their safety, by race/ethnicity and sex: Various years, 1993 to 2003
Behavior and sex1993 Total1995 Total1997 Total1999 Total2001 TotalTotal1White, non-HispanicBlack non-HispanicHispanic
Carried a weapon2,3
Drove after drinking alcohol2
Rode with a driver who had been drinking alcohol2
Carried a gun2
Engaged in a physical fight4
Injured in a physical fight4,5
Never or rarely wore a bicycle helmet4,6
1Includes other race/ethnicity categories not separately shown.
2One or more times during the 30 days preceding the survey.
3Examples of a weapon are a gun, knife, or club.
4One or more times during the 12 months preceding the survey.
5Physical fight resulting in injury requiring attention by doctor or nurse.
6Percentages based on those students who rode a bicycle in the past 12 months.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance—United States, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, and 2003.

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