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Table 232.30. Percentage of public school students in grades 9-12 who reported using alcohol at least 1 day during the previous 30 days, by location and state: Selected years, 2005 through 2015
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
State Anywhere (including on school property)1 On school property2
2005 2007 2009 2011 2013 2015 2005 2007 2009 2011 2013 2015
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
United States3 43.3 (1.38) 44.7 (1.15) 41.8 (0.80) 38.7 (0.75) 34.9 (1.08) 32.8 (1.18) 4.3 (0.30) 4.1   (0.32) 4.5 (0.29) 5.1 (0.33) (†) (†)
Alabama 39.4 (2.55) (†) 39.5 (2.22) 35.6 (1.99) 35.0 (2.45) 30.7 (1.70) 4.5 (0.59)   (†) 5.4 (0.76) 5.7 (1.08) (†) (†)
Alaska (†) 39.7 (2.11) 33.2 (1.66) 28.6 (1.95) 22.5 (1.69) 22.0 (1.21) (†) 4.1   (0.58) 3.0 (0.48) 3.4 (0.52) (†) (†)
Arizona 47.1 (1.73) 45.6 (1.73) 44.5 (1.67) 43.8 (1.47) 36.0 (2.25) 34.8 (2.65) 7.5 (0.88) 6.0   (0.54) 5.9 (0.61) 6.2 (0.55) (†) (†)
Arkansas 43.1 (1.99) 42.2 (1.75) 39.7 (1.91) 33.9 (1.81) 36.3 (1.97) 27.6 (1.58) 5.2 (0.62) 5.1   (0.65) 6.1 (0.89) 4.2 (0.68) (†) (†)
California (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) 28.9 (2.61) (†)   (†) (†) (†) (†) (†)
                                                   
Colorado 47.4 (4.42) (†) 40.8 (2.44) 36.4 (2.29) (†) (†) 5.9 (1.08)   (†) 4.1 (0.61) 5.3 (0.87) (†) (†)
Connecticut 45.3 (2.16) 46.0 (2.13) 43.5 (2.22) 41.5 (1.90) 36.7 (2.02) 30.2 (1.50) 6.6 (0.71) 5.6   (0.99) 5.0 (0.47) 4.6 (0.61) (†) (†)
Delaware 43.1 (1.16) 45.2 (1.40) 43.7 (1.65) 40.4 (1.55) 36.3 (1.34) 31.4 (1.95) 5.5 (0.66) 4.5   (0.48) 5.0 (0.73) 5.0 (0.50) (†) (†)
District of Columbia 23.1 (1.40) 32.6 (1.47) (†) 32.8 (1.89) 31.4 (0.58) 20.2 (0.43) 4.6 (0.55) 6.1   (0.92) (†) 6.8 (0.91) (†) (†)
Florida 39.7 (1.43) 42.3 (1.30) 40.5 (1.03) 37.0 (0.98) 34.9 (0.87) 33.0 (0.96) 4.5 (0.30) 5.3   (0.31) 4.9 (0.26) 5.1 (0.29) (†) (†)
                                                   
Georgia 39.9 (2.12) 37.7 (1.52) 34.3 (1.65) 34.6 (1.93) 27.9 (2.04) (†) 4.3 (0.67) 4.4   (0.58) 4.2 (0.48) 5.4 (0.80) (†) (†)
Hawaii 34.8 (2.05) 29.1 (2.93) 37.8 (3.02) 29.1 (1.64) 25.2 (1.75) 25.2 (1.02) 8.8 (0.93) 6.0   (0.93) 7.9 (1.31) 5.0 (0.42) (†) (†)
Idaho 39.8 (2.62) 42.5 (2.73) 34.2 (1.97) 36.2 (2.28) 28.3 (2.23) 28.3 (2.21) 4.3 (0.69) 6.2   (0.81) 3.5 (0.53) 4.1 (0.50) (†) (†)
Illinois (†) 43.7 (2.72) 39.8 (1.91) 37.8 (1.87) 36.6 (2.41) 30.7 (2.07) (†) 5.5   (0.75) 4.4 (0.64) 3.3 (0.40) (†) (†)
Indiana 41.4 (2.12) 43.9 (2.24) 38.5 (2.13) 33.5 (1.65) (†) 30.5 (2.19) 3.4 (0.64) 4.1   (0.47) 3.5 (0.52) 2.0 (0.36) (†) (†)
                                                   
Iowa 43.8 (2.56) 41.0 (2.36) (†) 37.1 (2.58) (†) (†) 4.6 (0.89) 3.4   (0.78) (†) 2.3 (0.41) (†) (†)
Kansas 43.9 (1.74) 42.4 (1.69) 38.7 (1.93) 32.6 (1.53) 27.6 (1.02) (†) 5.1 (0.74) 4.8   (0.66) 3.2 (0.55) 2.9 (0.45) (†) (†)
Kentucky 37.4 (1.77) 40.6 (1.25) 37.8 (1.30) 34.6 (1.56) 30.4 (1.37) 28.5 (1.70) 3.5 (0.37) 4.7   (0.47) 5.2 (0.87) 4.1 (0.53) (†) (†)
Louisiana (†) (†) 47.5 (2.80) 44.4 (2.00) 38.6 (2.75) (†) (†)   (†) 5.6 (1.33) 6.0 (1.36) (†) (†)
Maine 43.0 (2.15) 39.3 (2.29) 32.2 (0.66) 28.7 (0.69) 26.6 (0.90) 24.0 (0.69) 3.9 (0.44) 5.6   (0.89) 4.0 (0.23) 3.1 (0.21) (†) (†)
                                                   
Maryland 39.8 (2.17) 42.9 (3.13) 37.0 (1.44) 34.8 (1.98) 31.2 (0.45) 26.1 (0.41) 3.2 (0.42) 6.2   (1.10) 4.8 (0.67) 5.4 (0.63) (†) (†)
Massachusetts 47.8 (1.36) 46.2 (1.57) 43.6 (1.28) 40.1 (1.54) 35.6 (1.14) 33.9 (1.48) 4.2 (0.32) 4.7   (0.45) 3.8 (0.48) 3.6 (0.44) (†) (†)
Michigan 38.1 (1.73) 42.8 (1.70) 37.0 (1.28) 30.6 (1.64) 28.3 (1.81) 25.9 (1.81) 3.6 (0.46) 3.6   (0.51) 3.7 (0.40) 2.7 (0.37) (†) (†)
Minnesota (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†)   (†) (†) (†) (†) (†)
Mississippi (†) 40.6 (1.57) 39.2 (1.43) 36.2 (2.07) 32.9 (2.09) 31.5 (1.67) (†) 5.1   (0.71) 4.3 (0.45) 4.6 (0.67) (†) (†)
                                                   
Missouri 40.8 (2.04) 44.4 (2.35) 39.3 (2.71) (†) 35.6 (1.33) 34.5 (2.09) 3.3 (0.57) 3.4   (0.74) 3.0 (0.55) (†) (†) (†)
Montana 48.6 (1.50) 46.5 (1.39) 42.8 (1.81) 38.3 (1.08) 37.1 (1.20) 34.2 (1.03) 6.4 (0.73) 5.7   (0.47) 5.1 (0.69) 3.5 (0.35) (†) (†)
Nebraska 42.9 (1.27) (†) (†) 26.6 (1.24) 22.1 (1.46) 22.7 (1.65) 3.6 (0.42)   (†) (†) 3.0 (0.41) (†) (†)
Nevada 41.4 (1.73) 37.0 (1.52) 38.6 (1.66) (†) 34.0 (2.11) 33.5 (2.29) 6.8 (0.92) 4.4   (0.58) 4.4 (0.52) (†) (†) (†)
New Hampshire 44.0 (2.31) 44.8 (1.83) 39.3 (2.18) 38.4 (1.83) 32.9 (1.71) 30.0 (0.88) (†) 5.1   (0.73) 4.3 (0.68) 5.6 (0.70) (†) (†)
                                                   
New Jersey 46.5 (2.65) (†) 45.2 (2.21) 42.9 (2.46) 39.3 (1.92) (†) 3.7 (0.42)   (†) (†) (†) (†) (†)
New Mexico 42.3 (1.93) 43.2 (1.07) 40.5 (1.41) 36.9 (1.40) 28.9 (1.25) 26.1 (0.89) 7.6 (0.87) 8.7   (1.35) 8.0 (0.90) 6.4 (0.54) (†) (†)
New York 43.4 (1.47) 43.7 (1.41) 41.4 (1.38) 38.4 (1.96) 32.5 (1.36) 29.7 (1.80) 4.1 (0.45) 5.1   (0.58) (†) (†) (†) (†)
North Carolina 42.3 (2.16) 37.7 (1.36) 35.0 (2.43) 34.3 (1.41) 32.2 (1.27) 29.2 (1.63) 5.4 (0.74) 4.7   (0.65) 4.1 (0.57) 5.5 (0.77) (†) (†)
North Dakota 49.0 (1.89) 46.1 (1.82) 43.3 (1.79) 38.8 (1.67) 35.3 (1.59) 30.8 (1.58) 3.6 (0.52) 4.4   (0.65) 4.2 (0.53) 3.1 (0.51) (†) (†)
                                                   
Ohio4 42.4 (1.96) 45.7 (1.70) (†) 38.0 (2.94) 29.5 (2.21) (†) 3.2 (0.59) 3.2   (0.50) (†) (†) (†) (†)
Oklahoma 40.5 (1.62) 43.1 (1.88) 39.0 (1.97) 38.3 (1.75) 33.4 (1.91) 27.3 (1.95) 3.8 (0.49) 5.0   (0.59) 3.9 (0.55) 2.6 (0.65) (†) (†)
Oregon (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†)   (†) (†) (†) (†) (†)
Pennsylvania (†) (†) 38.4 (2.10) (†) (†) 30.6 (1.61) (†)   (†) 2.8 (0.50) (†) (†) (†)
Rhode Island 42.7 (1.15) 42.9 (1.76) 34.0 (2.01) 34.0 (1.25) 30.9 (1.78) 26.2 (1.92) 5.3 (0.66) 4.8   (0.54) 3.2 (0.50) (†) (†) (†)
                                                   
South Carolina 43.2 (1.64) 36.8 (2.31) 35.2 (2.80) 39.7 (1.72) 28.9 (1.34) 24.6 (1.57) 6.0 (0.96) 4.7   (0.73) 3.6 (0.79) 5.9 (0.90) (†) (†)
South Dakota4 46.6 (2.12) 44.5 (1.80) 40.1 (1.54) 39.3 (2.14) 30.8 (1.45) 28.0 (2.53) 4.0 (0.70) 3.6   (0.92) (†) (†) (†) (†)
Tennessee 41.8 (1.90) 36.7 (1.90) 33.5 (1.71) 33.3 (1.39) 28.4 (1.35) (†) 3.7 (0.66) 4.1   (0.54) 3.0 (0.38) 3.2 (0.34) (†) (†)
Texas 47.3 (1.93) 48.3 (1.64) 44.8 (1.25) 39.7 (1.15) 36.1 (1.75) (†) 5.7 (0.56) 4.9   (0.57) 4.7 (0.36) 3.9 (0.35) (†) (†)
Utah 15.8 (1.92) 17.0 (1.88) 18.2 (2.72) 15.1 (1.54) 11.0 (0.90) (†) 2.1 (0.39) 4.7 ! (1.69) 2.7 (0.45) 2.7 (0.54) (†) (†)
                                                   
Vermont 41.8 (1.53) 42.6 (1.04) 39.0 (1.57) 35.3 (1.10) (†) 30.0 (0.33) 4.8 (0.54) 4.6   (0.40) 3.3 (0.28) 3.3 (0.50) (†) (†)
Virginia (†) (†) (†) 30.5 (2.49) 27.3 (1.22) 23.4 (1.20) (†)   (†) (†) 3.3 (0.59) (†) (†)
Washington (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†)   (†) (†) (†) (†) (†)
West Virginia 41.5 (1.41) 43.5 (1.45) 40.4 (1.10) 34.3 (2.40) 37.1 (2.04) 31.1 (1.45) 6.4 (1.08) 5.5   (0.89) 5.7 (0.61) 4.2 (0.67) (†) (†)
Wisconsin 49.2 (1.51) 48.9 (1.56) 41.3 (1.83) 39.2 (1.35) 32.7 (1.21) (†) (†)   (†) (†) (†) (†) (†)
Wyoming 45.4 (1.47) 42.4 (1.22) 41.7 (1.36) 36.1 (1.34) 34.4 (1.14) 31.0 (1.48) 6.2 (0.56) 6.9   (0.63) 6.4 (0.50) 5.1 (0.48) (†) (†)
—Not available.
†Not applicable.
!Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 and 50 percent.
1 The term "anywhere" is not used in the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) questionnaire; students were simply asked how many days during the previous 30 days they had at least one drink of alcohol.
2 In the question about drinking alcohol at school, "on school property" was not defined for survey respondents. Data on alcohol use at school were not collected in 2013 and 2015.
3 Data for the U.S. total include both public and private schools and were collected through a national survey representing the entire country.
4 Data include both public and private schools.
NOTE: State-level data include public schools only, with the exception of data for Ohio and South Dakota. Data for the U.S. total, Ohio, and South Dakota include both public and private schools. For specific states, a given year’s data may be unavailable (1) because the state did not participate in the survey that year; (2) because the state omitted this particular survey item from the state-level questionnaire; or (3) because the state had an overall response rate of less than 60 percent (the overall response rate is the school response rate multiplied by the student response rate).
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Adolescent and School Health, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), 2005 through 2015. (This table was prepared July 2016.)

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