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Table 5.  Percentage of students ages 12–18 reporting availability of alcohol and the ease of obtaining alcohol at school during the previous 6 months, by selected student and school characteristics: 2003


  Alcoholic beverages
available at school
  If yes, ease of obtaining alcoholic beverages
Student or school characteristic   Yes   No   Don't
know
drug
    Easy   Hard  
Total    16.1   74.2   0.2     74.4   25.6  
                         
Sex                         
Male    16.6   74.1   0.2 !   71.6   28.4  
Female    15.5   74.2   0.2 !   77.5   22.5  
                         
Race/ethnicity1                         
White, non-Hispanic    18.6   73.0   0.1 !   75.0   25.0  
Black, non-Hispanic    11.2   78.4       75.0   25.0  
Hispanic    12.4   75.1   0.4 !   72.2   27.8  
Other, non-Hispanic    12.8   72.9   #     70.9   29.1  
                         
Grade                         
6th    3.6   88.3       71.1   28.9  
7th    7.2   84.0       53.4   46.6  
8th    8.2   83.7       59.2   40.8  
9th    19.2   67.3       73.4   26.6  
10th    23.4   68.2       80.1   19.9  
11th    24.1   65.7       78.9   21.1  
12th    24.6   64.8       78.5   21.5  
                         
Household income                         
Less than $7,500    11.3   78.7   #     78.1   21.9 !
$7,500–14,999    11.3   78.9       73.7   26.3  
$15,000–24,999    12.8   77.1   #     70.4   29.6  
$25,000–34,999    14.4   74.9       71.1   28.9  
$35,000–49,999    18.0   71.3       78.6   21.4  
$50,000 or more    17.9   73.3       75.9   24.1  
                         
Urbanicity2                         
Urban    14.7   75.8   0.2 !   73.0   27.0  
Suburban    16.7   73.5   0.2 !   75.6   24.4  
Rural    16.1   73.8       72.6   27.4  
                         
Self-report of grades at school3                         
Mostly A's    14.2   76.1   0.2 !   75.9   24.1  
Mostly B's    16.1   74.1       74.8   25.2  
Mostly C's    17.3   72.8       69.9   30.1  
Mostly D's    27.0   68.5   #     82.1   17.9  
Mostly F's    30.0   60.8   #     65.7   34.3 !
                         
Student report of violent 
victimization at school4 
                       
Yes   32.7   59.2       76.3   23.7 !
No   15.8   74.4   0.2     74.3   25.7  
                         
Student report of theft 
victimization at school4 
                       
Yes   22.8   70.6   #     81.0   19.0  
No   15.8   74.3   0.2     74.0   26.0  
                         
Sector                         
Public    16.5   73.3   0.2     74.3   25.7  
Private    11.4   83.8   #     76.5   23.5  
! Interpret data with caution.
1 "Other, non-Hispanic" includes Asians, Pacific Islanders, and American Indians (including Alaska Natives). Beginning in 2003, students were given the option of identifying themselves as more than one race. Non-Hispanic students who identified themselves as more than one race in 2003 (1 percent of all respondents) were included in the "other, non-Hispanic" category. Respondents who identified themselves as being of Hispanic origin were classified as Hispanic, regardless of their race.
2 Urbanicity refers to the Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) status of the respondent's household as defined in 1990 by the U.S. Census Bureau.
3 Students who responded that their schools did not give grades or there was no alphabetical equivalent are not reported.
4 Victimization data are taken from the National Crime Victimization Survey Incident Report.
NOTE: "Violent" victimization includes serious violent crimes (rape, sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated assault) and simple assault. "At school" includes inside the school building, on school property, on a school bus, and on the way to and from school. Population size for students ages 12–18 was 25,684,000 in 2003. Detail may not sum to 100 percent because of "don't know" responses or rounding. Response options to the 2003 SCS questionnaire item include easy, fairly easy, hard, fairly hard, and not applicable. For purposes of presenting the data in this table, "easy" includes "easy" and "fairly easy," and "hard" includes "hard" and "fairly hard."
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), 2003.


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