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Table E-12-1.  Percentage of students in grades 9 through 12 who reported that they were threatened or injured with a weapon on school property, carried a weapon on school property, engaged in a physical fight on school property, or reported that drugs were made available to them on school property, by sex and race/ethnicity: 2009

Sex and race/ethnicity   Were threatened or injured with a weapon on school property1   Carried a weapon on school property2   Engaged in a physical fight on school property1   Drugs were available on school property1
Total   7.7   5.6   11.1   22.7
Sex                
Male   9.6   8.1   15.1   25.9
Female   5.5   2.9   6.7   19.3
                 
Race/ethnicity                
White   6.5   5.6   8.6   19.8
Black   9.4   5.3   17.4   22.2
Hispanic   9.1   5.8   13.6   31.2
Asian   5.5   3.6   7.7   18.3
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander   12.5   9.8   14.8   27.6
American Indian/Alaska Native   16.5   4.2   20.7   34.0
Two or more races   9.2   5.8   12.4   26.9
                 
Race/ethnicity by sex                
Male                
White   7.8   8.3   12.4   22.7
Black   11.3   6.7   22.2   25.7
Hispanic   12.0   7.9   17.7   35.1
Asian   9.5   6.3   11.4   21.5
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander        
American Indian/Alaska Native        
Two or more races   14.0   7.3   18.3   31.7
                 
Female                
White   4.9   2.4   4.3   16.5
Black   7.4   4.0   12.5   18.8
Hispanic   6.3   3.7   9.3   27.1
Asian   1.6   0.9   4.1   15.1
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander        
American Indian/Alaska Native        
Two or more races   5.2   4.7   7.5   23.0
‡ Reporting standards not met (too few cases).
1 In the past 12 months.
2 On one or more of the past 30 days.
NOTE: Weapons include items such as guns, knives, and clubs. Drug availability includes being offered, sold, or given an illegal drug. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) , National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), 2009.
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