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Table E-13-1.  Percentage of students in grades 9 through 12 who reported use of alcohol and other drugs, by type of drug, sex, and race/ethnicity: 2009

Sex and race/ethnicity Used on one or more of the previous 30 days   Ever used
Alcohol Marijuana   Cigarettes   Cocaine   Inhalants1   Methamphetamines2  
Total 41.8 20.8   19.5   6.4   11.7   4.1  
Sex                      
Male 40.8 23.4   19.8   7.3   10.6   4.7  
Female 42.9 17.9   19.1   5.3   12.9   3.3  
                       
Race/ethnicity                      
White 44.7 20.7   22.5   6.3   11.5   3.8  
Black 33.4 22.2   9.5   2.9   8.2   2.7  
Hispanic 42.9 21.6   18.0   9.4   14.0   5.7  
Asian 18.3 7.5   7.5   3.9   9.7   3.1  
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 34.8 24.8   24.8   8.5   12.9   7.7  
American Indian/Alaska Native 42.8 31.6   37.1   11.0   21.5   11.0  
Two or more races 44.3 21.7   19.8   6.0   15.1   4.6  
                       
Race/ethnicity by sex                      
Male                      
White 43.7 23.0   22.3   7.1   10.4   4.2  
Black 31.2 25.6   10.7   4.3   7.1   4.5  
Hispanic 42.4 25.0   19.4   10.1   12.8   6.1  
Asian 19.4 10.6   8.9   5.2   10.8   3.2 !
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander          
American Indian/Alaska Native          
Two or more races 40.6 19.7   16.6   8.1   12.5   5.3  
                       
Female                      
White 45.9 18.0   22.8   5.4   12.8   3.2  
Black 35.6 18.7   8.4     9.4   1.0 !
Hispanic 43.5 18.2   16.7   8.7   15.3   5.2  
Asian 17.3 4.5 ! 6.2   2.7 ! 8.7   3.1 !
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander          
American Indian/Alaska Native          
Two or more races 47.3 23.4   22.5   4.3 ! 17.4   4.0 !
! Interpret with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 30 percent or greater.
‡ Reporting standards not met (too few cases).
1 Includes sniffing glue, breathing the contents of aerosol spray cans, or inhaling any paints or sprays to get high.
2 Also called "speed," "crystal," "crank," or "ice."
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), "Youth Risk Behavior Survey" (YRBS), 2009.
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