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Table 10.  Percentage of students ages 12–18 reporting attendance at drug education classes, the presence of students on drugs or alcohol, and whether they were offered drugs at school during the previous 6 months, by selected student and school characteristics: 2003


  Attended any drug education classes in school   Knew for sure that any students were on drugs or alcohol while they were at school   Someone tried to sell or give student an illegal drug other than alcohol or tobacco at school
Student or school characteristic Yes   No     Yes   No     Yes   No  
Total  30.3   68.3     35.8   64.2     9.0   91.0  
                             
Sex                             
Male  29.8   68.7     33.8   66.2     10.5   89.5  
Female  30.9   68.0     37.9   62.1     7.5   92.5  
                             
Race/ethnicity1                             
White, non-Hispanic  31.1   67.6     38.3   61.7     8.9   91.1  
Black, non-Hispanic  30.2   68.2     31.6   68.4     8.2   91.8  
Hispanic  28.0   70.7     32.5   67.5     10.9   89.1  
Other, non-Hispanic  29.1   69.3     29.8   70.2     7.0   93.0  
                             
Grade                             
6th  43.0   53.9     7.6   92.4     1.4 ! 98.6  
7th  41.5   56.9     19.5   80.5     3.3   96.7  
8th  36.0   62.2     27.1   72.9     5.6   94.4  
9th  32.9   66.3     41.3   58.7     11.4   88.6  
10th  26.4   73.1     48.7   51.3     13.3   86.7  
11th  16.4   82.8     49.3   50.7     12.8   87.2  
12th  17.2   81.5     50.4   49.6     13.9   86.1  
                             
Household income                             
Less than $7,500  24.6   73.9     32.4   67.6     6.0 ! 94.0  
$7,500–14,999  25.3   73.2     27.7   72.3     9.7   90.3  
$15,000–24,999  29.4   69.9     32.9   67.1     9.3   90.7  
$25,000–34,999  30.1   68.1     37.2   62.8     8.5   91.5  
$35,000–49,999  31.3   67.2     38.6   61.4     10.7   89.3  
$50,000 or more  32.5   66.4     38.4   61.6     8.6   91.4  
                             
Urbanicity2                             
Urban  30.3   68.5     34.8   65.2     9.4   90.6  
Suburban  29.6   69.0     36.2   63.8     9.1   90.9  
Rural  32.6   66.1     36.1   63.9     8.2   91.8  
                             
Self-report of grades at school3                             
Mostly A's  33.9   64.5     34.2   65.8     5.8   94.2  
Mostly B's  29.5   69.5     34.4   65.6     8.7   91.3  
Mostly C's  28.1   70.7     39.9   60.1     12.6   87.4  
Mostly D's  24.6   74.9     44.5   55.5     19.7   80.3  
Mostly F's  15.2   82.5     53.3   46.7     32.6   67.4  
                             
Student report of violent 
victimization at school4 
                           
Yes 28.5   71.5     61.8   38.2     30.5   69.5  
No 30.3   68.3     35.4   64.6     8.7   91.3  
                             
Student report of theft 
victimization at school4 
                           
Yes 31.7   68.0     55.2   44.8     16.1   83.9  
No 30.3   68.3     35.0   65.0     8.7   91.3  
                             
Sector                             
Public  30.3   68.3     36.8   63.2     9.4   90.6  
Private  30.5   69.3     25.5   74.5     5.2   94.8  
! Interpret 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.
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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