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Table 232.70. Percentage of students in grades 9-12 who reported that illegal drugs were made available to them on school property during the previous 12 months, by selected student characteristics: Selected years, 1993 through 2015
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Student characteristic 1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 2013 2015
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Total 24.0 (1.33) 32.1 (1.55) 31.7 (0.90) 30.2 (1.23) 28.5 (1.01) 28.7 (1.95) 25.4 (1.05) 22.3 (1.04) 22.7 (1.04) 25.6 (0.99) 22.1 (0.96) 21.7   (1.18)
                                                   
Sex                                                  
Male 28.5 (1.50) 38.8 (1.73) 37.4 (1.19) 34.7 (1.69) 34.6 (1.20) 31.9 (2.07) 28.8 (1.23) 25.7 (1.15) 25.9 (1.36) 29.2 (1.10) 24.5 (1.21) 24.2   (1.29)
Female 19.1 (1.31) 24.8 (1.43) 24.7 (1.22) 25.7 (1.26) 22.7 (1.03) 25.0 (1.92) 21.8 (1.03) 18.7 (1.16) 19.3 (1.01) 21.7 (1.17) 19.7 (0.89) 19.1   (1.29)
                                                   
Race/ethnicity1                                                  
White 24.1 (1.69) 31.7 (2.24) 31.0 (1.36) 28.8 (1.50) 28.3 (1.31) 27.5 (2.68) 23.6 (1.32) 20.8 (1.23) 19.8 (1.13) 22.7 (0.96) 20.4 (1.11) 19.8   (1.66)
Black 17.5 (1.49) 28.5 (1.98) 25.4 (1.69) 25.3 (2.03) 21.9 (1.72) 23.1 (1.42) 23.9 (2.22) 19.2 (1.36) 22.2 (1.42) 22.8 (1.82) 18.6 (1.11) 20.6   (2.54)
Hispanic 34.1 (1.58) 40.7 (2.45) 41.1 (2.04) 36.9 (2.10) 34.2 (1.17) 36.5 (1.91) 33.5 (1.18) 29.1 (1.94) 31.2 (1.53) 33.2 (1.70) 27.4 (1.42) 27.2   (1.25)
Asian2 (†) (†) (†) 25.7 (2.65) 25.7 (2.92) 22.5 (3.71) 15.9 (2.68) 21.0 (2.78) 18.3 (2.03) 23.3 (2.46) 22.6 (2.57) 15.3   (2.42)
Pacific Islander2 (†) (†) (†) 46.9 (4.33) 50.2 (5.73) 34.7 (6.19) 41.3 (5.75) 38.5 (5.45) 27.6 (5.10) 38.9 (5.01) 27.7 (3.68) 30.1 ! (9.25)
American Indian/Alaska Native 20.9 (4.55) 22.8 (4.78) 30.1 (4.54) 30.6 (5.90) 34.5 (5.15) 31.3 (5.64) 24.4 (3.57) 25.1 (2.04) 34.0 (4.81) 40.5 (2.80) 25.5 (4.10) 19.8   (3.87)
Two or more races2 (†) (†) (†) 36.0 (2.72) 34.5 (3.22) 36.6 (3.99) 31.6 (3.13) 24.6 (3.55) 26.9 (2.62) 33.3 (2.79) 26.4 (2.67) 24.7   (2.45)
                                                   
Grade                                                  
9th 21.8 (1.24) 31.1 (1.69) 31.4 (2.33) 27.6 (2.51) 29.0 (1.59) 29.5 (2.39) 24.0 (1.21) 21.2 (1.23) 22.0 (1.32) 23.7 (1.22) 22.4 (1.15) 21.6   (1.28)
10th 23.7 (1.86) 35.0 (1.54) 33.4 (1.71) 32.1 (1.94) 29.0 (1.39) 29.2 (2.02) 27.5 (1.68) 25.3 (1.29) 23.7 (1.11) 27.8 (1.21) 23.2 (1.54) 21.9   (1.96)
11th 27.5 (1.61) 32.8 (1.88) 33.2 (1.42) 31.1 (2.16) 28.7 (1.39) 29.9 (2.33) 24.9 (1.03) 22.8 (1.42) 24.3 (1.44) 27.0 (1.51) 23.2 (1.32) 22.7   (1.42)
12th 23.0 (1.82) 29.1 (2.63) 29.0 (1.80) 30.5 (1.11) 26.9 (1.30) 24.9 (2.24) 24.9 (1.40) 19.6 (1.26) 20.6 (1.21) 23.8 (1.13) 18.8 (1.11) 20.3   (1.41)
                                                   
Urbanicity3                                                  
Urban (†) (†) 31.2 (1.11) 30.3 (1.50) 32.0 (1.36) 31.1 (2.12) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†)   (†)
Suburban (†) (†) 34.2 (0.94) 29.7 (1.87) 26.6 (1.34) 28.4 (2.16) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†)   (†)
Rural (†) (†) 22.7 (1.91) 32.1 (5.76) 28.2 (3.10) 26.2 (5.08) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†)   (†)
—Not available.
†Not applicable.
!Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 and 50 percent.
1 Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
2 Before 1999, Asian students and Pacific Islander students were not categorized separately, and students could not be classified as Two or more races. Because the response categories changed in 1999, caution should be used in comparing data on race from 1993, 1995, and 1997 with data from later years.
3 Refers to the Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) status of the respondent's household as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau. Categories include "central city of an MSA (Urban)," "in MSA but not in central city (Suburban)," and "not MSA (Rural)."
NOTE: "On school property" was not defined for survey respondents.
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Adolescent and School Health, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), 1993 through 2015. (This table was prepared June 2016.)

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