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Table 231.20. Percentage distribution of students in grades 9-12, by number of times they reported having been in a physical fight anywhere or on school property during the previous 12 months and selected student characteristics: 2015
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Student characteristic Anywhere (including on school property)1 On school property2
0 times 1 to 3
times
4 to 11
times
12 or
more times
0 times 1 to 3
times
4 to 11
times
12 or
more times
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Total 77.4 (0.87) 17.5 (0.64) 3.6   (0.28) 1.6   (0.20) 92.2 (0.54) 6.7   (0.50) 0.6   (0.13) 0.4   (0.08)
                                           
Sex                                          
Male 71.6 (1.04) 21.1 (0.82) 4.8   (0.44) 2.4   (0.34) 89.7 (0.79) 8.8   (0.70) 0.8   (0.20) 0.7   (0.13)
Female 83.5 (1.04) 13.7 (0.81) 2.2   (0.35) 0.7   (0.12) 95.0 (0.45) 4.5   (0.45) 0.3 ! (0.09) 0.2 ! (0.07)
                                           
Race/ethnicity3                                          
White 79.9 (1.13) 16.2 (0.96) 2.7   (0.26) 1.2   (0.21) 94.4 (0.35) 5.2   (0.36) 0.3   (0.07) 0.1 ! (0.05)
Black 67.6 (2.11) 24.9 (1.35) 5.2   (1.28) 2.3   (0.57) 87.4 (1.96) 11.4   (1.82) 0.8 ! (0.33) 0.4 ! (0.16)
Hispanic 77.0 (1.10) 16.8 (0.84) 4.3   (0.45) 1.9   (0.25) 91.1 (0.87) 7.1   (0.67) 0.9 ! (0.29) 0.9   (0.24)
Asian 85.3 (1.12) 10.7 (1.50) 2.5 ! (0.85)   (†) 93.7 (1.63) 5.1   (1.48) 0.3 ! (0.15)   (†)
Pacific Islander 70.8 (7.98) 17.6 (4.95)   (†)   (†) 79.1 (7.11) 10.3 ! (4.07)   (†)   (†)
American Indian/Alaska Native 70.1 (5.07) 21.1 (3.73) 4.3 ! (1.87) 4.5 ! (2.00) 86.8 (3.54) 10.9   (3.00)   (†)   (†)
Two or more races 72.4 (2.58) 20.9 (2.22) 4.9 ! (1.51) 1.8 ! (0.60) 90.7 (1.49) 8.0   (1.44)   (†)   (†)
                                           
Grade                                          
9th 72.1 (1.51) 21.3 (1.29) 4.9   (0.48) 1.7   (0.31) 88.4 (0.82) 10.5   (0.93) 0.8   (0.23) 0.4 ! (0.14)
10th 76.6 (1.46) 18.2 (1.09) 3.6   (0.66) 1.6   (0.27) 92.7 (0.76) 6.4   (0.69) 0.5   (0.13) 0.4   (0.12)
11th 79.5 (1.23) 16.3 (0.91) 2.6   (0.51) 1.6   (0.37) 93.5 (0.83) 5.5   (0.69) 0.8 ! (0.30) 0.2 ! (0.06)
12th 82.6 (1.23) 13.3 (0.95) 2.8   (0.37) 1.3   (0.35) 95.5 (0.51) 3.8   (0.44) 0.2 ! (0.07) 0.5 ! (0.16)
†Not applicable.
!Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 and 50 percent.
‡Reporting standards not met. Either there are too few cases for a reliable estimate or the coefficient of variation (CV) is 50 percent or greater.
1 The term "anywhere" is not used in the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) questionnaire; students were simply asked how many times in the past 12 months they had been in a physical fight.
2 In the question asking students about physical fights at school, "on school property" was not defined for respondents.
3 Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Adolescent and School Health, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), 2015. (This table was prepared June 2016.)

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