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Data for Percentage of High School Students Who Had Alcohol on One or More of the Past 30 Days by Grade, 2009

Grade Percentage of High School Students Lower Limit Upper Limit
9th 24.9% 19.9% 30.7%
10th 36.0% 30.7% 41.7%
11th 39.6% 34.8% 44.5%
12th 43.7% 37.9% 49.6%

Data Notes

The YRBS survey is only administered every other year; therefore, results are not available on an annual basis. 

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Definition

High school alcohol use percentages are based on students' self-reported survey responses to the question: How many times in the past 30 days have you had at least one drink of alcohol? The values reported represent the percentage of students that indicated that they had one or more alcoholic beverages in the past 30 days.

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: Number of high school students who indicated that they had one or more alcoholic beverages in the past 30 days
Denominator: Number of high school students responding to the YRBS survey

Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 01/20/2012


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