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Status and Trends in the Education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008

NCES 2008-084
September 2008


Table 5.8.  Percentage of students in grades 9–12 who reported that they were threatened or injured with a weapon on school property, engaged in a physical fight on school property, or carried a weapon to school, by race/ethnicity: 2005

Race/ethnicity Engaged in a physical fight1   Were threatened
or injured with a
weapon1
  Carried
a weapon2
Total 13.6   7.9   6.5  
White 11.6   7.2   6.1  
Black 16.9   8.1   5.1  
Hispanic 18.3   9.8   8.2  
Asian 5.9   4.6   2.8 !
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 24.5   14.5 ! 15.4 !
American Indian/Alaska Native 22.0   9.8   7.2  
More than one race 15.8   10.7   11.9  
! Interpret data with caution.
1 In the past 12 months.
2 At least 1 day during the previous 30 days.
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), 2005.

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