Texas School Survey

of Drug and Alcohol Use
2009
Vernon ISD
Secondary Complete Report

• Introduction
• Secondary District Level Executive Summary with Graphics
• Secondary District Level Report
• Statewide Report with Comparative Tables

2009 Texas School Survey of Drug and Alcohol Use

Introduction
The Texas School Survey of Drug and Alcohol Use is sponsored by the Texas Commission on
Alcohol and Drug Abuse (TCADA) and implemented by the Public Policy Research Institute (PPRI)
at Texas A&M University. The Texas School Survey project is conducted in two parts. First, a
statewide survey is administered every two years in a sample of districts throughout the state. The
statewide survey helps inform policymakers about the extent and nature of the substance use
problem in Texas schools. It also gives districts conducting local surveys a standard of comparison
for interpreting their own drug and alcohol survey findings.
The second component of the Texas School Survey makes drug and alcohol surveys available for
administration in individual school districts. The Texas School Survey is offered annually to every
school district in the state. TCADA partially supports these district-level administrations by
absorbing the cost of instrument development, funding the preparation of an executive summary of
the local results, and providing state survey data as a basis for interpreting local findings. A local
administration of the Texas School Survey of Drug and Alcohol Use was conducted in your school
district during the Spring of 2009. Your local survey results are presented in this report. Findings
from the statewide assessment, which was conducted in the Spring of 2008, will be presented once
all the data are available.
Organization of the Report
The report is divided into three major sections. Part I, District Results, contains a set of tables and
margins summarizing the secondary and (if applicable) elementary survey data for your district. Part
II, State Results, is bound as a companion volume. It will contain a complete set of tables and
margins presenting state results in a format similar to your local report. Part III, Executive
Summary, will contain a customized written synopsis of the local survey results and a complete set
of corresponding figures comparing those local results to the state survey data.
Prior to presenting the results, there are a number of important points that should be considered with
regard to the data cited in this report. These issues relate both to the 2008 statewide survey as well
as to the district-level data from this year. This section briefly presents some basic information
about the development of the report and the limitations of the data.

Background on Local Survey Administration
The Texas School Survey is offered for students in grades four through twelve. Two versions of the
survey instrument have been developed to accommodate both older and younger students. Districts
were asked to limit survey administration to one of a fixed set of grade combinations. Below are
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brief descriptions of the elementary and secondary survey instruments and a review of acceptable
grade combinations.
The Texas School Survey Instrument
Two versions of the Texas School Survey are available. The first, a six-page questionnaire, is
designed for secondary students in grades seven through twelve. The secondary survey instrument
explores usage patterns of twelve drugs including tobacco and alcohol products, inhalants,
marijuana, powdered cocaine, crack, hallucinogens, uppers, downers, Rohypnol, steroids, ecstasy,
and heroin. Other questions pertain to behavioral and demographic correlates of substance use,
problems associated with substance use, and sources of information about help for substance-related
problems.
The secondary survey instrument was revised as part of the 1998 assessment. This revision was
largely a rewording and/or a reformatting of the existing questions in such a manner as to not disrupt
local or statewide over-time analyses. There were, however, a number of additions that were made
as part of this overhaul: Rohypnol and heroin were added to the matrix of illicit substances students
were asked about; a new question was added dealing with parental attitudes toward cigarette; a new
question was added to ascertain the delivery-system methods most commonly used by those students
who smoke marijuana; and several brief questions were added to gauge the gambling habits of the
student population.
A streamlined, three-page instrument is available for students in grades four through six. The
questions in the elementary survey are similar to those found in the secondary version, but they have
been adapted to be more easily understood by younger respondents (i.e., the language has been
simplified wherever possible, students have been asked about fewer drug alternatives, and some
complex questions have been omitted).
Standard Grade Combinations
In order to make state and local comparisons of substance use across all grades, both the state and
local aggregate percentages must be based upon the same combinations of grades. Otherwise, state
and local data is comparable by individual grade, but overall scores can not be compared directly.
Because the 2008 state survey data was run in only a limited number of grade combinations, districts
were encouraged to administer their local surveys in the following grade groupings:
Elementary

Secondary

4 through 6
4 through 5

7 through 12
9 through 12
8, 10, and 12

If your district did not survey one of the above grade combinations, be aware that you can only
compare your district results to the state data by individual grade. Where districts chose to do other
combinations of grades, no comparable overall percentages for the state data are available. This will
be an especially critical issue for small districts who only receive aggregate data.

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Limitations of the Data
A number of subtle factors, such as sampling error and the limitations of self-reported data, can have
a major bearing on the meaning and/or conclusions of the data. In addition, an awareness of the
precise population to which findings can be generalized is also valuable because knowing who was
not included in the survey can be as important as knowing who was included. In the following
paragraphs, some of the most significant caveats relating to both the statewide and local findings are
discussed.
Survey Population
In generalizing the results of the state and local surveys, it should be remembered that the data were
collected in public schools. Neither private school students nor drop-outs were sampled though both
represent significant components of the youthful population of Texas. These limitations should be
kept in mind when considering the implications of the data. The findings do, however, represent
reasonable estimates of drug use among the public school population of Texas and offer a suitable
basis of comparison for public school districts.
Self-Reported Data
The drug and alcohol use data are entirely based on self-reported information. While a number of
studies have established the usefulness of self-reported information for estimating the incidence and
prevalence of drug use, the validity of these data ultimately depends on the truthfulness, recall, and
comprehension of respondents. This study is carefully designed to minimize the impact of these
potential sources of error. For example, students who report impossibly high levels of substance use
or use of non-existent drugs are eliminated from the analysis. Further, differences in recall or
comprehension are assumed to be constant across both the state and local survey samples. Any
reporting bias in the data should therefore be approximately equal in both assessments, and
comparisons between district and state data should be valid. Nonetheless, the limitations of selfreported information should be considered when drawing conclusions about the data.
Sampling Error
The 2008 statewide survey data that will be presented at a later date will be based on a sample of
Texas secondary and elementary students. Because a sample rather than the entire population of
students was surveyed, a certain amount of error is introduced when generalizing findings from the
sample to the population. To gauge the size of this error, confidence intervals for all estimates are
ascertained. In general, however, small differences of a few percentage points are usually not
statistically meaningful. Attention should be focused on large differences of five percentage points
or more.

Survey Protocols and Administration
Finally, the accuracy of the data is dependent upon whether school staff followed Texas School
Survey protocols for the sampling of students.

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Analytic Guidelines
In processing the drug and alcohol survey data, there are a number of analytic issues that should be
addressed. These include questions such as how to identify students who are exaggerating their drug
or alcohol use, how best to calculate average substance use figures, how to handle surveys from
students in grades that are not technically being surveyed, and how to classify data for students who
fail to report their grade level. This section will review some rules established to deal with these
matters.
Handling of Exaggerators
As discussed above, the survey data presented herein is based entirely upon a respondent’s
description of his or her own behavior. It is inevitable that some students will under- or over-report
their use of drugs or alcohol. To the extent possible, an attempt is made to identify and eliminate
data from those respondents. Two checks have been incorporated into the data analysis program to
identify exaggerators. First, data from students claiming to have used "Oxaril," a non-existent drug,
is considered suspect and dropped from the analyses. Second, students claiming impossibly high
levels of drug or alcohol use are also dropped from the analyses. Unbelievably high substance use
among secondary students is based on the following criteria: (1) students report in that they have
consumed two or more alcoholic beverages every day five or more times; (2) students report hat they
have consumed three or more alcoholic beverages every day; or (3) students report that they have
used three or more illicit drugs (other than tobacco, alcohol, inhalants, marijuana, or steroids) on a
daily basis. Elementary students are considered exaggerators, and are excluded, if they indicated
that they have used five or more substances 11 or more times in either their lifetimes or during the
past school year.
Weighted Aggregate Data
In many districts, the percentage of all enrolled students that actually take the survey varies
substantially by grade. Though patterns are different for each district, typically a larger proportion
of younger students complete the survey compared to their older peers. If a simple average is taken
when calculating overall levels of use, older students may not be represented in proportion to their
numbers. Since these are the very students most likely to use drugs or alcohol, their underrepresentation in the aggregate scores results in artificially lower overall levels of substance use.
To achieve more representative percentages when calculating overall or aggregate levels of
substance use, a "weighted average" procedure is used. Prior to calculating the averages, scores for
each grade surveyed are weighted by the total enrollment for that grade. By weighting averages by
actual enrollment, over- or under-sampling in aggregate scores is partially alleviated.
Surveys From "Out-of-Range" Grades
Occasionally, students from a grade that is not technically being surveyed are included in the district
sample. This is primarily a problem where the survey is administered in a non-contiguous grade
combination (e.g., 8, 10, and 12). In these instances, the final sample often contains a few students
who are in "out of range" grade levels. Generally, data for these students is not thrown out. Rather,

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it is re-coded and included with the next contiguous grade level. A conservative approach is used
whereby younger students can be grouped with their older peers, but older students can not be recoded to a lower grade. This prevents artificially high levels of reported substance use in lower
grades.
There are two cases in which the "out-of-range" data is dropped from the analyses rather than being
re-coded: (1) if there is no contiguous higher grade with which to combine the data; and (2) if the
number of respondents in "out-of-range" students is greater than ten percent of the grade with which
they are being grouped. This latter measure is designed to prevent a large number of "out of range"
grades from obscuring the true grade-level values.

Surveys In Which No Grade Level Was Reported
When students failed to report their grade level, it is not possible to determine unequivocally with
what grade these students' data should be analyzed. Where grade level is missing, students' data are
retained in the sample and an estimate of grade is made based on his or her age. Students that are at
age level for beginning a grade are included with that grade. If both grade and age are missing, the
data is dropped from the analyses.

Overview of the Data
The Texas School Survey findings for your school district are summarized in this section. Survey
findings are presented in three formats: figures, tables, and margins. Figures portray both state and
local survey results in a "side-by-side" format, allowing for direct comparisons to be made. There
are a total of seven elementary and seventeen secondary figures, although not all of these can be
produced for every school district. All of the figures that can be generated for your district have
been produced.
Two sets of primary and/or secondary tables are available. The first set, the General Substance
Tables, have been reformatted this year in an effort to make them more accessible. These tables have
been divided into five groupings---tobacco, alcohol, illicit drugs, inhalants, and miscellaneous. In
each of these groupings are tables that illustrate general information about substance use patterns in
the district and include prevalence of use, frequency of use, and age of first use. In addition, these
tables highlight certain perceptions, attitudes and, behaviors from the data such as perceived
availability and peer use of various substances, parental attitudes, attending class or operating a
motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and the use of intoxicants at parties.
The second set, Prevalence Tables, contains fourteen tables showing the percentage of students who
have used specific drugs or alcohol in the past month, past school year, and during their lifetimes.
All tables are available for each participating district. Tables showing the same data for the state are
provided in a companion volume. The only change to these tables made as part of the reformatting,
and applicable only with regard to the secondary reports, was to the percentages listed under the
“School Year” heading. Previously, the percentages in this category excluded those found under the
“Past Month” heading. As reformatted, these “School Year” percentages include the “Past Month”
percentages as well.

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Additional data are presented in the margins, which contain the raw percentages of students who
gave each response option for all questions. Keep in mind that if your district under-sampled a
particular grade(s), your overall percentages will represent "weighted averages." As a result, the raw
percentages presented in your margins may reflect weighted counts rather than actual raw counts.

Standards of Data Presentation
A wide variety of school districts took part in the Texas School Survey of Drug and Alcohol Use. In
order to accommodate the diversity of participants, guidelines for organizing and presenting the data
were established. These include standards for handling data from small and mid-sized districts and
for determining which tables and figures should be produced for each. These guidelines are
reviewed below.

Data Aggregation
In some districts, too few students are surveyed to allow for reliable grade-level analyses to be
performed. Where this occurs, data from several grades are grouped together. Grade groupings are
established so as to (1) maximize the number of valid between-group comparisons possible and (2)
protect students' confidentiality. One of three possible data presentation formats is selected for each
district, depending on the number of students per grade. In districts where the number of students
per grade varies widely, a format is selected based on the size of the majority of grades surveyed.
However, if one or more grades fall below a total of thirty students, the next lower level of
aggregation is automatically selected.
The guidelines used for data aggregation are as follows:
Secondary
Small:
Medium:

Large:

When there are fewer than thirty students per grade, a single
percentage is shown representing all students.
When there are thirty to ninety students per grade, percentages are
aggregated into grade groupings (e.g., combining grades 7 and 8 and
grades 9 - 12).
When there are more than ninety students per grade, separate
percentages are shown for each grade level surveyed.
Elementary

Small:

When there are fewer than sixty students per grade, a single
percentage is shown for all students.

Large:

When there are more than sixty students per grade, separate
percentages are shown for each grade level surveyed.

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Availability of Graphics
According to the data aggregation rules outlined above, graphics illustrating data by grade can not be
produced for districts surveying fewer than thirty students per grade. As a consequence, figures that
show grade-level breakdowns are omitted from both the elementary and secondary versions of
reports for small districts. With these exceptions, all other figures and tables are produced for every
district regardless of size.

Conventions Used in Data Presentation
Throughout the report, a number of conventions were adopted to maintain consistency in reporting.
A common terminology is employed and a standard set of symbols is used in each table and figure.
These terms and symbols are described in the following paragraphs, beginning with a set of general
definitions and followed by a discussion of specific conventions used in tables and margins.

Definitions
There are several terms used throughout the report that, though seemingly straightforward, may have
some bearing on how the data is understood and interpreted. These definitions are outlined below.
Alcohol. When the category "Alcohol" appears in a figure or table, it represents the combined use of
beer, wine, wine coolers, and liquor. Each of these alcoholic substances may be referenced
individually, as well.
Cocaine or Crack. This reference is found only in the prevalence tables (Tables B1-B14). It refers
to students that report using either cocaine or crack, or both cocaine and crack. Since there is some
overlap between students who have used cocaine and those who have used crack, the percentages of
respondents in the "Cocaine or Crack" category should not be a simple sum of percentages in the
individual "Cocaine" and "Crack" categories. It should, however, be at least as great as the larger of
the two individual categories.
Illicit Drugs. These are defined as controlled substances and include marijuana, powdered cocaine,
crack, uppers, downers, Rohypnol, hallucinogens, ecstasy, and heroin.
Inhalants. The overall inhalant use percentages presented in the prevalence tables have been
adjusted to reflect reported use of both specific inhalants and inhalant use generally. Such
adjustments are necessary because some students respond in the positive to specific use (i.e., spray
paint, correction fluid, gasoline, freon, poppers, shoe shine, glue, paint thinner, other sprays, or other
inhalants) without responding in the positive to generic use (i.e., "How many times have you used
inhalants?"), while others respond in the positive to generic use but not to the use of specific
inhalants.

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Marijuana Only. This reference is found only in the prevalence tables (Tables B1-B14). It refers to
students who report using marijuana but no other illicit substances. The reference to "Marijuana," in
contrast, includes all students using that substance regardless of whether they used other substances
or not.
Prevalence. The percentage of students who report having used a substance or substances.
Tobacco. The category "tobacco" includes the combined use of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco.

Conventional Symbols and Format
In addition to figures, there are three types of tables in which data may be presented. These include
general substance use tables (Tables 1-24), alcohol tables (Tables A1-A4) and prevalence tables
(Tables B1-B14). Data is also available in its raw form in the margins. What follows are several
conventions of data presentation that apply chiefly to tables and margins.
The Meaning of an Asterisk (*) in Tables. When an asterisk appears in a table, not in the Executive
Summary (See Below), in place of a percentage, it typically means that fewer than ten students
responded to that item. Asterisks may also appear if data is not available for a district. This would
be the case, for instance, if a district does not survey all the grades in one of the standard acceptable
grade combinations (see "Standard Grade Combinations" in the previous section).
The Meaning of an Asterisk (*) in The Executive Summary (Part III). When an asterisk appears
alongside a percentage in the Executive Summary component of the report, it means that the data so
marked are estimated to be statistically significant at the .01 level from the comparable data for the
state as a whole. This means that in only one of a hundred samples would a difference this large
have occurred when there was no difference between the district and state data. Differences in very
small districts will seldom be statistically significant due to the small number of cases. Differences
that are not marked may be important, but should be treated with more caution than those that are so
marked.
Never Used/Ever Used Notations. In all prevalence tables, a standard approach is used for
presenting incidence and prevalence information. An "Ever Used" category shows the total
percentage of students who say they have used a substance at all, regardless of when or how many
times. A "Never Used" category shows the total percentage of students who have never used a
substance. The percentages shown in the "Ever Used" and "Never Used" categories always sum to
one hundred percent.
Additional columns then provide further information about those students who say they have "Ever
Used" the substance. This includes information such as when or how often use occurred. These
additional columns, when considered together, do not sum to the total percentage of students in the
"Ever Used" category in the secondary reports due to the inclusion of the “Past Month” percentage
within the “School Year” percentage (See Discussion Above).
Margins. The raw percentage of students who responded to each survey item as found in the tables
that comprise the final section of each report. Frequency and percent are shown for each individual

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response option. The frequency shows the absolute number of students who gave the indicated
response. The percent is the frequency converted into a percentage of all students who answered the
question. Again, bear in mind that if your district under-sampled a particular grade(s), your overall
percentages will represent "weighted averages." As a result, the raw percentages presented in your
margins may reflect weighted counts rather than actual raw counts.
Surveys excluded from analyses as exaggerators are not included in the margins.

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Texas School Survey
of Drug and Alcohol Use
2009
Vernon ISD
Part III: Executive Summary

Secondary
Executive Summary
Graphics

Texas School Survey of Drug and Alcohol Use
Vernon ISD
Secondary Executive Summary
Introduction
The Texas School Survey is an annual collection of self-reported tobacco, alcohol, inhalant, and
substance use data from among elementary and/or secondary students in individual districts
throughout the state of Texas. The survey, conducted by the Public Policy Research Institute
(PPRI) in conjunction with the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), is also
administered every other year to a representative sample of Texas students in grades 4 through 6
and grades 7 through 12.
Data from the statewide sampling, administered in the Spring of 2008, are incorporated into an
over-time database maintained by DSHS to track trends in substance use so that policymakers at
the state level have up-to-date information upon which to base decisions and plot prevention
strategies. These data also serve as an overall standard of comparison for use by those at the
district level to interpret, and act upon, local survey findings in a similar way.
The executive summary begins with a section containing a general demographic overview of those
who took the survey in the participating district. This is followed by sections dealing with the
various substances covered by the survey---tobacco, alcohol, inhalants, and illicit and licit drugs.
The summary concludes with a section that explores selected characteristics associated with
substance use in the district and a final one dealing with where students come by what they know
about drugs and alcohol and to whom they might turn if they thought they were having a problem.
For context, each section dealing with substance use will begin with a brief, over-time glimpse of
the statewide trends over the last decade and a half with regard to that substance. Use data are then
sandwiched in between subsections dealing with environment and, where the data are applicable,
with behavior specifically associated with substance use.
Items that are generally recognized as contributing to the environment in which substance use is
most likely to occur include availability, peer use, and parental attitudes. Included in the behavior
category are such things as "binge drinking" (the consuming of five or more alcoholic beverages at
one time), attending class drunk or stoned, use of alcohol or illicit drugs at parties, or operating a
motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
As for the actual, self-reported use of each substance, it is important to note the frequency of such
use. Is it experimental, a once-in-a-lifetime thing? Is it casual use, a once-in-a-while behavior? Or
is it regular use, a monthly, weekly, or---in the case of tobacco products in particular---a daily
habit? Further, use data are used to differentiate between those who smoke cigarettes from those
who use a smokeless tobacco product, those who drink beer from those who drink wine coolers,

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those who sniff correction fluid from those who sniff glue, and those who smoke marijuana from
those who snort powdered cocaine.
Two final points should be noted about the data. First, due to the differences in rounding
procedures, there may be slight discrepancies between the percentages referred to in the tables and
those reflected in the executive summary and in the corresponding figures. Second, some data in
this report are marked with an asterisk. Data so marked are estimated to be statistically
significant at the .01 level from the comparable data for the state as a whole. This means that
in only one of a hundred samples would a difference this large have occurred when there was
no difference between the district and state data. Differences in very small districts will
seldom be statistically significant due to the small number of cases. Differences that are not
marked may be important, but should be treated with more caution than those that are
statistically significant.
The percentages referred to in the executive summary that follows were taken from the tables found
in "Part I: District Survey Results." Figures referenced throughout this report are included in "Part
III: Executive Summary."

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Demographic Overview
In the Spring of 2009, the Texas School Survey was administered to students in grades 8, 10, and
12 in the Vernon Independent School District (VISD). Texas School Survey protocols, formulated
to ensure that the data used in this analysis has an acceptable probability of error, called for the district
to administer the survey to a predetermined sampling of the students. The accuracy of the data
requires that school staff administering the survey followed the protocols.
A total of 254 students completed the questionnaire. Of that number, 12 surveys were excluded
from analysis because students did not indicate their grade or age, or because they were identified
as exaggerators (i.e., claimed to have used a non-existent drug or reported overly excessive drug
use). The final number of surveys included in the overall district analysis was 242, consisting of:

Thirty-three percent who are 8th graders, 33 percent who are 10th graders, and 33 percent who
are 12th graders;

A fairly even split of male (53 percent) and female (47 percent) students;

An ethnic breakdown that is 54 percent white, 34 percent Mexican-American, 9 percent
African-American, less than 1 percent Asian-American, and 2 percent other;

Fifty-four percent who say they live in a two-parent home, and 85 percent who report they have
lived in the district for three or more years; and

Forty-nine percent who say their parent(s) are college graduates, and 34 percent who indicate
they qualify for free/reduced lunches at school.

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Tobacco
General tobacco use includes both cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products.
Statewide Overview. Well over half of secondary students statewide reported experimental use of
tobacco products throughout the 1990’s. In 2000, however, the number of these students who
reported such use dipped slightly (51 percent). This downward trend continued through the 2002
(45 percent), 2004 (39 percent), 2006 (35 percent), and 2008 (32 percent) statewide assessments.
The prevalence of those secondary students reporting past-month general tobacco use, which had
been inching upward through 1996, leveled off in 1998, and began a steady, incremental decline in
the 2000 (22 percent), 2002 (18 percent), 2004 (17 percent), 2006 (15 percent), and 2008 (13
percent) statewide surveys. This downward movement in tobacco use appears to be more prevalent
with regard to cigarettes than it does with regard to the smokeless variety.
District Overview. Overall, the general use of tobacco products among Vernon ISD students in
2009 was similar to that reported by their counterparts statewide.
Environment. Over half of VISD students (59 percent) reported that cigarettes are somewhat or
very easy to get (61 percent statewide), while 7 percent said most or all of their close friends smoke
cigarettes (10 percent statewide).
Just Over half of district students (51 percent) indicated that smokeless tobacco products are
somewhat or very easy to get (43 percent statewide), and 10* percent said most or all of their close
friends use smokeless tobacco (4 percent statewide).
Students were asked about parental attitudes toward the use of cigarettes by “kids your age.”
Seventy-nine percent of VISD students said their parents strongly or mildly disapprove of kids
smoking (83 percent statewide), while 9 percent said their parents neither approve nor disapprove
(8 percent statewide), and 7 percent of district students said they "don't know" how their parents
feel about kids their age smoking cigarettes (7 percent statewide).
Forty-five percent of Vernon students believe that tobacco use is "very dangerous" (47 percent
statewide) (Fig. 15).
Use. Thirty-six percent of Vernon students reported general tobacco use at least once during their
lifetimes (35 percent statewide) (Fig. 1). Experimental use of tobacco products was reported by 24
percent of district 8th graders (23 percent statewide), 28 percent of Vernon 10th graders (36 percent
statewide), and 55 percent of VISD 12th graders (48 percent statewide (Fig. 3).
Fourteen percent of Vernon ISD students said they had used a tobacco product during the past
month (15 percent statewide) (Fig. 2). Past-month general tobacco use was reported by 9 percent
of VISD 8th grade students (6 percent statewide), 10 percent of Vernon 10th grade students (16
percent statewide), and 24 percent of district 12th grade students (24 percent statewide) (Fig. 4).
Thirty-one percent of Vernon students reported smoking cigarettes at least once during their
lifetimes (33 percent statewide), while 12 percent said they had smoked cigarettes during the past
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month (13 percent statewide), and 3 percent reported smoking cigarettes on a daily basis (4 percent
statewide). Daily cigarette use was reported by 2 percent of Vernon ISD 8th graders (1 percent
statewide), 1 percent of district 10th graders (4 percent statewide), and 5 percent of VISD 12th
graders (7 percent statewide).
Experimental use of smokeless tobacco products was reported by 17* percent of VISD students (11
percent statewide), 6 percent said they had used a smokeless tobacco product during the past month
(4 percent statewide), and 5* percent reported using a smokeless tobacco product on a daily basis
(1 percent statewide).

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Alcohol
Alcohol is the most widely used substance among students statewide and in the Vernon ISD.
Statewide Overview. As the 1990’s began, 81 percent of secondary students statewide reported
experimental alcohol use. Over the decade that followed, the number of these students reporting
such use inched downward in each successive statewide assessment. This downward trend in
lifetime alcohol use leveled off at 71 percent in the 2000 and 2002 statewide assessments, but
picked up again in the 2004 (68 percent), 2006 (66 percent), and 2008 (63 percent) statewide data.
On the other hand, past-month alcohol use among secondary students statewide has been more of a
roller-coaster-ride through the same period, beginning with 43 percent of these students in 1990,
dropping to 37 percent in 1992, inching back upward to 39 percent in 1994, leveling off in 1996
and 1998 at 38 percent, and dipping down to 36 percent in 2000, 35 percent in 2002, 33 percent in
2004, 32 percent in 2006, and 30 percent in 2008.
District Overview. Overall, Vernon ISD students were drinking alcohol in 2009 at rates similar to
those reported by their peers statewide.
Environment. Thirty-six percent of district students reported most or all of their close friends
drink alcohol (33 percent statewide), and 66 percent said alcohol (beer, wine coolers, wine, and
liquor) was somewhat easy or very easy to obtain (70 percent statewide).
Students who said they had consumed alcohol were asked where they obtained such a beverage
most of the time or always. Thirty-five percent of district students said they obtain alcohol "at
parties" (33 percent statewide), 35 percent responded that they get it "from friends" (27 percent
statewide), and 12 percent reported they get alcohol "from the store" (8 percent statewide).
Parental attitudes can be a major factor in whether or not a student uses alcohol. When asked how
their parents feel about kids their age drinking beer, 75 percent of Vernon students said their
parents strongly or mildly disapprove (77 percent statewide), and 13 percent said their parents
neither approve nor disapprove (11 percent statewide). Six percent of district students said they
"don't know" how their parents feel about kids their age drinking beer (6 percent statewide) (Fig.
16).
Less than half of VISD students (42 percent) feel that it is "very dangerous" to use alcohol (42
percent statewide) (Fig. 15).
Use. Nearly three-quarters of Vernon students (61 percent) reported consuming alcohol at least
once during their lifetimes (66 percent statewide) (Fig. 1). Experimental use of alcohol was
reported by 43 percent of VISD 8th graders (56 percent statewide), 66 percent of Vernon 10th
graders (69 percent statewide), and 74 percent of district 12th graders (76 percent statewide) (Fig.
5).
Twenty-eight percent of Vernon ISD students said they had consumed alcohol during the past
month (33 percent statewide) (Fig. 2). Past-month alcohol use was reported by 14 percent of VISD

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8th graders (22 percent statewide), 32 percent of Vernon 10th graders (34 percent statewide), and
38 percent of district 12th graders (45 percent statewide) (Fig. 6).
The alcoholic beverages most often consumed by Vernon students are beer (52 percent/49 percent
statewide) and wine coolers (43 percent/46 percent statewide). Thirty-one percent of VISD
students said they drink beer (29 percent statewide) and 25 percent said they drink wine coolers (24
percent statewide) on a weekly or monthly basis.
Behavior Associated With Use. "Binge drinking" is the consumption of five or more beers, wine
coolers, servings of wine, or drinks with liquor at one time. Fourteen percent of Vernon ISD
students said they usually drink five or more beers at a time on average when they drink (15 percent
statewide), 5 percent said they usually drink five or more wine coolers at a time on average when
they drink (4 percent statewide).
Eight percent of Vernon students reported attending at least one class during the past school year
while "drunk" (9 percent statewide). Attending class while intoxicated was reported by 5 percent
of VISD 8th graders (8 percent statewide), 7 percent of Vernon 10th graders (9 percent statewide),
and 11 percent of district 12th graders (10 percent statewide) (Figs. 11a and 11b).
Twenty-two* percent of VISD 10th and 12th grade students said that they had driven a car after
having "a good bit to drink" at least once during the past year (13 percent statewide). Driving while
intoxicated was reported by 11 percent of Vernon 10th graders (9 percent statewide) and 34*
percent of VISD 12th graders (19 percent statewide). Driving while intoxicated four or more times
during the past year was reported by 8 percent of district 10th and 12th graders (3 percent
statewide) (Fig. 13).
Forty-three* percent of Vernon students said alcohol was used at most or all of the parties they
attended in the past school year (32 percent statewide). Alcohol use at most or all parties was
reported by 9 percent of VISD 8th grade students (14 percent statewide), 51 percent of Vernon 10th
grade students (35 percent statewide), and 63 percent of district 12th grade students (50 percent
statewide) (Figs. 14a and 14b).
One percent of VISD students said they had gotten into trouble with their teacher because of
alcohol use at least once during the past school year (1 percent statewide), while 5 percent reported
they had gotten in trouble with the police because of their alcohol use during the past year (4
percent statewide), and 9 percent said they had "difficulties of any kind" with friends because of
one's own drinking (8 percent statewide).

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Illicit and Licit Substances
Illicit drugs are defined as controlled substances and include marijuana, cocaine (powdered form
and crack), uppers (stimulants), downers (narcotics), Rohypnol, hallucinogens, ecstasy, and heroin.
Licit substances are those legally purchased either over-the-counter (DMX or Coricidin) or via a
physician’s prescription (codeine, Oxycontin, Vicodin or Valium).
Statewide Overview. Just under a quarter of secondary students statewide in 1992 reported
experimental use of an illegal drug at some point in their lives (22 percent), and 10 percent said
they had used an illegal substance during the previous month. These prevalence rates began to
climb---the experimental use rate by 6 percent (to 28 percent) and the doubling of the past-month
use rate (to 14 percent)---beginning with the 1994 statewide assessment. By 1998, experimental
use of illicit substances had peaked at 36 percent; however, past-month use of an illicit substance
actually edged downward a percentage point from its peak at 18 percent in 1996. This was followed
two years later by declines in illicit drug use both in the lifetime (34 percent) and past-month (15
percent) categories. There was no change in 2002. A new downward trend for both the
experimental (32 percent) and past-month (14 percent) uses was detected in 2004, and continued in
2006---28 percent for lifetime and 13 percent for past-month uses. A further slight decline
occurred in the most recent statewide assessment, as 26 percent said they had used an illicit
substance at least once in their lifetimes and 12 percent reported they had done so in the previous
month.
Marijuana use by those who also report using other illicit drugs appears to have mirrored the trends
for illicit drug use in general over the last decade. Such use also dipped in the 2004 statewide
assessment to 30 percent for those who said they had done so at least one time and 13 percent who
reported having done so in the past month. This downward trend continues through the most recent
statewide assessment---to 25 percent for lifetime and 10 percent for past-month uses.
The 2004 statewide survey of secondary students suggests a decline in the use of the most
"popular" illicit drugs---cocaine, crack, uppers, downers, ecstasy, and Rohypnol---as the underlying
cause of the decline in the general use categories. Of these substances, ecstasy is arguably the most
notable. Between 1996 and 2000, experimental ecstasy use had remained steady at about 5 percent,
whereas past-month ecstasy use had been inching up from just under 1 percent to 2 percent during
that same period. There was a sharp, upward spike in ecstasy use in 2002, to 9 percent for
experimental use and 3 percent for past-month use. The 2004 statewide survey indicated a sharp 3
percent drop in experimental ecstasy use (6 percent) and a corresponding one percent drop in pastmonth use (2 percent). The two most recent assessments (2006 and 2008) suggests a return to the
pre-spike level of 5 percent for experimental ecstasy use and 2 percent for such use in the past
month.
Finally, a new question was added in 2006 that seeks to measure the abuse of the licit substances
such as prescription codeine cough syrup and over-the-counter cold medicines. Further
prescription drugs were added in 2008. No conclusions, even tentative ones, can be reached
concerning trends in the use of these licit substances until several statewide assessments can be
included.

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District Overview. Overall, the use of illicit drugs, and of marijuana in particular, among Vernon
ISD secondary students in 2009 was similar to that reported by their counterparts statewide.
Environment. More than a quarter of VISD students said marijuana was somewhat or very easy to
obtain (30* percent/43 percent statewide); about a quarter believed that powdered cocaine (14*
percent/22 percent statewide) or ecstasy (15 percent/21 percent statewide) were easily accessible to
them; and about a fifth said uppers (8* percent/18 percent statewide) and downers (8* percent/18
percent statewide) were somewhat or very accessible to them. Six* percent of district students said
they believed that heroin was somewhat or very easy to obtain (13 percent statewide).
With regard to the question of the effects of peer influence on substance use, 10* percent of district
students reported most or all of their close friends smoke marijuana (17 percent statewide). And
when asked about parental attitudes toward marijuana use, Vernon students reported a disapproval
rate of 88 percent (87 percent statewide). Seven percent of district students said they "don't know"
how their parents feel about kids their age using marijuana (6 percent statewide), while 3 percent
said their parents neither approve nor disapprove of such use (5 percent statewide) (Fig. 16).
Sixty-four percent of Vernon students believe that marijuana use is "very dangerous" (56 percent
statewide). As for how VISD students view the risks associated with the use of certain other illicit
substances, 83 percent feel that use of ecstasy is "very dangerous" (79 percent statewide), 84
percent believe that powdered cocaine use is "very dangerous" (82 percent statewide), 87 percent
feel that the use of crack is "very dangerous" (84 percent statewide), and 90 percent believe that
heroin use is “very dangerous” (87 percent statewide) (Fig. 15).
Use of illicit substances. In the Vernon ISD, 25 percent of students reported experimental use of
an illicit drug (29 percent statewide), and 25 percent of VISD students reported smoking marijuana
at least once in their lifetimes (27 percent statewide) (Fig. 1). Experimental use of marijuana was
reported by 15 percent of Vernon 8th graders (15 percent statewide), 24 percent of VISD 10th
graders (30 percent statewide), and 33 percent of district 12th graders (39 percent statewide) (Fig.
9).
Past-month marijuana use was reported by 8 percent of Vernon ISD students (11 percent statewide)
(Fig. 2). Smoking marijuana during the past month was reported by less than 1 percent of district
8th grade students (6 percent statewide), 7 percent of VISD 10th grade students (13 percent
statewide), and 16 percent of Vernon 12th grade students (15 percent statewide) (Fig. 10).
Other illicit substances are used by a smaller number of Vernon ISD students. Three percent of
district students reported using downers (6 percent statewide), 3 percent indicated they had used
Rohypnol (3 percent statewide), and 3 percent indicated they had used heroin (2 percent statewide)
at least once during their lifetimes (Fig. 1).
Five percent of VISD students said they had used powdered cocaine (7 percent statewide), 3
percent reported using uppers (6 percent statewide), 5 percent said they had used hallucinogens (5
percent statewide), 5 percent reported using ecstasy (6 percent statewide), 3 percent said they had
used crack (2 percent statewide), and 3 percent said they had used steroids (2 percent statewide) at
least one time during their lives.

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Two percent of VISD students reported they had used methamphetamine at least one time during
their lives (4 percent statewide), and less than 1 percent said they had done so during the previous
month (1 percent statewide).
Illicit use of licit substances. Students were asked whether they had used an otherwise legal
product (i.e., prescription or over-the-counter drugs) for recreational purposes. Six percent of
district students reported using a prescription cough syrup containing codeine (Lean, Nods,
AC/DC) at least once in their lives to get high (6 percent statewide), 3 percent said they had done
so with Oxycontin, Percodan or Percocet (4 percent statewide), 6 percent indicated they had used
Vicodin, Lortab or Lorcet (7 percent statewide), 4 said they had used Valium or Diazepam (4
percent statewide), and 11 reported they had used Xanax or Alprazolam (14 percent statewide) at
least once for recreational purposes.
Four percent of district students indicated that they had used the over-the-counter products DXM or
Coricidin (“Triple C’s”, “Skittles”) at least one time to get high (8 percent statewide).
Behavior Associated with Use. Eight percent of VISD students reported attending at least one
class in the past year while "stoned" on marijuana (10 percent statewide). Attending class while
stoned was indicated by 2 percent of Vernon 8th graders (6 percent statewide), 8 percent of district
10th graders (12 percent statewide), and 11 percent VISD 12th graders (12 percent statewide) (Figs.
12a and 12b).
Driving under the influence of drugs at least once during the past year was reported by 10 percent
of Vernon ISD 10th and 12th grade students (11 percent statewide). Driving under the influence of
drugs was reported by 5 percent of VISD 10th graders (7 percent statewide) and 14 percent of
Vernon 12th graders (15 percent statewide). Driving while stoned four or more times during the
past year was reported by 5 percent of district 10th and 12th graders (3 percent statewide).
Nearly a fifth of the Vernon ISD students (13 percent) said that marijuana and/or other drugs were
used at most or all of the parties they attended during the school year (16 percent statewide). The
use of marijuana and/or other drugs at most or all parties was reported by 2 percent of district 8th
grade students (7 percent statewide), 18 percent of VISD 10th grade students (18 percent
statewide), and 18 percent of Vernon 12th grade students (24 percent statewide).
Two percent of VISD students said they had gotten into trouble with their teacher because of illicit
drug use at least once during the past school year (2 percent statewide), while 2 percent reported
they had gotten in trouble with the police because of their use of illegal drugs during the past year
(3 percent statewide), and 5 percent of district students said they had gotten into "difficulties of any
kind" with their friends during the past year because of their own drug use (6 percent statewide).

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Inhalants
In general, inhalants are common, licit substances (paints, thinners, correction fluid, glue, etc.)
which, when sniffed, huffed, or inhaled, produce an intoxicating effect. Data from the most recent
statewide assessment (2008) has not been added to the trend lines noted in the statewide overview
below because the manner in which inhalant use is being calculated has changed in 2008. These
data should not be considered in the context of any previous data either at the statewide or
district levels.
Statewide Overview. Nearly a quarter of secondary students statewide indicated they had
experimented with an inhalant substance in the 1992 assessment. The number of these students
reporting such use had dropped to 19 percent in 1994 and 1996, but began to creep back upward in
1998 (22 percent). Experimental inhalant use has been inching downward in the three assessments
conducted in the new century---19 percent in 2000, 18 percent in 2002, and 17 percent in 2004.
This downward slide in experimental use appears to have stalled at 17 percent, according to the
2006 survey. Past-month inhalant use held steady at 5 percent through 1996, ticked up to 8 percent
two years later, and dropped a percentage point in 2000 (7 percent). The number of these students
reporting past-month inhalant use has stayed flat at 7 percent through the 2002 and 2004 surveys,
and was 6 percent in the most recent statewide assessment.
District Overview. Overall, Vernon ISD students were using inhalants in 2009 at rates similar to
those reported by their counterparts statewide.
Environment. One percent of VISD students reported most or all of their close friends use
inhalants (2 percent statewide), and 82* percent believe that inhalant use is "very dangerous" (71
percent statewide) (Fig. 15).
Use. Nine percent of Vernon students reported using inhalants at least once during their lifetimes
(9 percent statewide) (Fig. 1). Lifetime inhalant use was reported by 10 percent of district 8th
grade students (11 percent statewide), 10 percent of Vernon 10th grade students (10 percent
statewide), and 6 percent of VISD 12th grade students (7 percent statewide) (Fig. 7).
Three percent of Vernon ISD students said they had used inhalants during the past month (3 percent
statewide) (Fig. 2). Past-month inhalant use was reported by 6 percent of district 8th graders (4
percent statewide), 3 percent of Vernon 10th graders (2 percent statewide), and 0 percent of VISD
12th grade students (2 percent statewide) (Fig. 8).
Thirty-nine percent of district students reported that it was somewhat or very easy to obtain an
inhalant (52 percent statewide), 1 percent indicated that most or all of their close friends use
inhalants (3 percent statewide), and 82* percent said that inhalant use was “very dangerous” (71
percent statewide).

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Drug and Alcohol Information
The influence of substance use education programs may be reflected in students' attitudes toward
the use of specific substances reported above. The attitudes of students concerning substance use
may also be shaped by the messages provided by parents and the various forms of modern media
(i.e., television and radio, the internet, books and magazines, etc.). To whom a student may feel
most comfortable turning to for assistance with a substance use problem or issue may help gauge
the effect these various messengers are having on those attitudes.
Forty-nine* percent of Vernon ISD students said they had gotten information about drugs and
alcohol from any school source since classes began in the Fall (59 percent statewide). Of the eight
available responses as to the source of such information, two stand out from the pack at the
statewide level. A “health class” was reported by 44 percent of district students as a source for
information about drugs and alcohol (48 percent statewide), while 62* percent said the source for
this information was “an assembly program” (45 percent statewide).
As for off-campus sources for substance use information, 49 percent of VISD students indicated
that their source was “TV, radio, or other audio/video” (53 percent statewide), 43 percent said that
their parents were such a source (48 percent statewide), 46 percent reported that the source of
substance use information was “books, magazines, or posters” (46 percent statewide), and 20
percent indicated that “a website or on-line chat group” was a source (27 percent statewide).
When asked where they would go for help with a drug or alcohol problem, the largest percentage of
Vernon students said they would seek help from their friends (80 percent/74percent statewide),
followed by an adult friend or relative (67 percent/61 percent statewide) and their parents (61
percent/59percent statewide). District students are least likely to seek help for a drug or alcohol
problem from a counselor or program in school (27 percent/30percent statewide), or another adult
in school, such as a teacher or nurse (30 percent/30percent statewide) (Fig. 17).
Since school began in the Fall, 7 percent of Vernon students reported seeking help for any
problems connected with alcohol or drug use from someone other than family or friends (7 percent
statewide).

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Texas School Survey
of Drug and Alcohol Use
2009
Part III: Executive Summary

Secondary Graphics
Figure 1
Figure 2
Figure 3
Figure 4
Figure 5
Figure 6
Figure 7
Figure 8
Figure 9
Figure 10
Figure 11
Figure 12
Figure 13
Figure 14
Figure 15
Figure 16
Figure 17

Prevalence of Lifetime Substance Use
Prevalence of Past 30-Day Substance Use
Prevalence of Lifetime Tobacco Use by Grade
Prevalence of Past 30-Day Tobacco Use by Grade
Prevalence of Lifetime Alcohol Use by Grade
Prevalence of Past 30-Day Alcohol Use by Grade
Prevalence of Lifetime Inhalant Use by Grade
Prevalence of Past 30-Day Inhalant Use by Grade
Prevalence of Lifetime Marijuana Use by Grade
Prevalence of Past 30-Day Marijuana Use by Grade
Attending Class While Intoxicated
Attending Class While “High”
Driving While Intoxicated (Grades 9-12)
Use of Alcohol at Parties
Students Who Think Substances are Very Dangerous
Parental Attitudes toward Beer and Marijuana Use
Where Students Would Go for Help

Figure 1
Prevalence of Lifetime Substance Use Among Secondary Students
35%
36%

Tobacco

66%

Alcohol

61%

9%
9%

Inhalants

27%
25%

Marijuana

7%

Cocaine

5%

5%
5%

Hallucinogens

6%

Uppers

3%

6%

Downers

3%

2%
3%

Steroids

6%
5%

Ecstasy

0%

10%

20%

30%
State

40%
Vernon

50%

60%

70%

Figure 2
Prevalence of Past 30 Day Substance Use Among Secondary Students
15%
14%

Tobacco

33%

Alcohol

28%

3%
3%

Inhalants

11%

Marijuana

8%

2%

Cocaine

1%

2%
2%

Hallucinogens

2%

Uppers

1%

2%

Downers

1%

1%

Steroids

2%

2%

Ecstasy

1%

0%

5%

10%

15%

20%
State

Vernon

25%

30%

35%

40%

Figure 3
Prevalence of Lifetime Tobacco Use by Grade

55%
Grade 12

48%

28%
Grade 10

36%

24%
Grade 8

23%

0%

10%

20%

30%
Vernon

40%
State

50%

60%

Figure 4
Prevalence of Past 30 Day Tobacco Use by Grade

24%
Grade 12

24%

10%
Grade 10

16%

9%
Grade 8

6%

0%

5%

10%

15%
Vernon

20%
State

25%

30%

Figure 5
Prevalence of Lifetime Alcohol Use by Grade

74%
Grade 12

76%

66%
Grade 10

69%

43%
Grade 8

56%

0%

10%

20%

30%

40%
Vernon

50%
State

60%

70%

80%

Figure 6
Prevalence of Past 30 Day Alcohol Use by Grade

38%
Grade 12

45%

32%
Grade 10

34%

14%
Grade 8

22%

0%

5%

10%

15%

20%

25%
Vernon

30%
State

35%

40%

45%

50%

Figure 7
Prevalence of Lifetime Inhalant Use by Grade

6%
Grade 12

7%

10%
Grade 10

10%

10%
Grade 8

11%

0%

2%

4%

6%

8%

10%
Vernon

12%
State

14%

16%

18%

20%

Figure 8
Prevalence of Past 30 Day Inhalant Use by Grade

0%
Grade 12

2%

3%
Grade 10

2%

6%
Grade 8

4%

0%

1%

2%

3%

4%

5%
Vernon

6%
State

7%

8%

9%

10%

Figure 9
Prevalence of Lifetime Marijuana Use by Grade

33%
Grade 12

39%

24%
Grade 10

30%

15%
Grade 8

15%

0%

5%

10%

15%

20%
Vernon

25%
State

30%

35%

40%

Figure 10
Prevalence of Past 30 Day Marijuana Use by Grade

16%
Grade 12

15%

7%
Grade 10

13%

0%
Grade 8

6%

0%

2%

4%

6%

8%

10%
Vernon

12%
State

14%

16%

18%

20%

Figure 11a
Students Attending Classes While Intoxicated (School Year)
Vernon
10%

9%
9%

8%

7%

6%
6%

5%

4%

3%

2%

2%

2%

1%

1%

1%

1%

0%

0%

0%
Grade 8

Grade 10
10+ Days

4-9 Days

Grade 12
1-3 Days

Figure 11b
Students Attending Classes While Intoxicated (School Year)
State
10%

9%

8%

7%

7%

7%

6%
6%

5%

4%

3%

2%
2%

1%

1%

1%

1%

1%

Grade 10

Grade 12

1%

0%
Grade 8
10+ Days

4-9 Days

1-3 Days

Figure 12a
Students Attending Classes While High On Marijuana (School Year)
Vernon
10%

9%

8%

7%

6%

6%

6%

5%

4%

3%

3%

3%

2%
2%

1%

1%

1%

0%

0%

0%
Grade 8

Grade 10
10+ Days

4-9 Days

Grade 12
1-3 Days

Figure 12b
Students Attending Classes While High On Marijuana (School Year)
State
10%

9%

8%

7%

6%

6%

6%

5%

4%

4%

4%

3%
3%

2%

2%

Grade 10

Grade 12

2%

1%

1%

1%

0%
Grade 8
10+ Days

4-9 Days

1-3 Days

Figure 13
Students in Grades 10 And 12 Who Have Driven a Car During the Past Year
After Having "A Good Bit to Drink"

Grade 10

1%

State

1%
7%

0%

Vernon

2%
8%

Grade 12

3%

State

3%
14%

5%

Vernon

8%
21%

0%

5%

10%

15%
10+ Times

4-9 Times

20%
1-3 Times

25%

30%

Figure 14a
Use of Alcohol at Parties Among Secondary Students
Vernon

38%
25%

Grade 12

6%
8%
15%

26%
25%

Grade 10

7%
8%
21%

4%
4%

Grade 8

0%
11%
64%

0%

10%

20%

30%
Always

Most

40%
Half

Seldom

50%
Never

60%

70%

Figure 14b
Use of Alcohol at Parties Among Secondary Students
State

31%
18%

Grade 12

7%
9%
24%

20%
16%

Grade 10

9%
11%
32%

6%
8%

Grade 8

7%
12%
57%

0%

10%

20%
Always

30%
Most

Half

40%
Seldom

Never

50%

60%

Figure 15
Percentage of Secondary Students Who Think Various Substances Are Very Dangerous to Us
47%

Tobacco

45%

42%

Alcohol

42%

71%

Inhalants

82%

56%

Marijuana

64%

82%

Cocaine

84%

84%

Crack

87%

79%

Ecstasy

83%

73%

Steroids

75%

0%

10%

20%

30%

40%
State

50%
Vernon

60%

70%

80%

90%

Figure 16
Attitudes of Parents Toward Adolescent Beer and Marijuana Use
Beer

77%
75%

Disapprove

5%
6%

Approve

11%
13%

Neither

6%
6%

Don't Know

Marijuana

87%
88%

Disapprove

3%
3%

Approve

5%
3%

Neither

6%
7%

Don't Know

0%

10%

20%

30%

40%
State

50%
Vernon

60%

70%

80%

90%

Figure 17
Where Students Would Go For Help With a Substance Abuse Problem

30%

Counselor at School

27%

30%

Other School Adult

30%

37%

NonSchool Counselor

36%

59%

Parents

61%

42%

Medical Doctor

39%

74%

Friends

80%

61%

Other Adult

67%

0%

10%

20%

30%

40%
State

50%
Vernon

60%

70%

80%

90%

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Part I: District Results
Secondary (Grades 8, 10, and 12)
Table of Contents

General Substance Tables

5-38

Tobacco
Alcohol
Drugs
Inhalants
Miscellaneous

Prevalence Tables

39-68

Selected Substances:
Table B1:
Table B2:
Table B3:
Table B4:
Table B5:
Table B6:
Table B7:
Table B8:
Table B9:
Table B10:
Table B11:
Table B12:
Table B13
Table B14:

All Students
Male Students
Female Students
White Students
African/American Students
Mexican/American Students
Students Reporting A Grades
Students Reporting Grades Lower Than an A
Students Living With 2 Parents
Students Not Living With 2 Parents
Students who would seek help from adults
Students who wouldn’t seek help from adults
Students Living in Town More Than 3 Years
Students Living in Town 3 Years or Less

Margin Tables

69-85

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Table T-1: How recently, if ever, have you used ..
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

14.2%
8.6%
9.8%
24.1%

20.2%
17.2%
13.0%
30.1%

36.0%
24.1%
28.3%
55.4%

64.0%
75.9%
71.7%
44.6%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

12.2%
6.9%
8.9%
20.7%

17.6%
13.8%
12.2%
26.8%

31.3%
17.2%
26.7%
50.0%

68.7%
82.8%
73.3%
50.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

6.1%
5.2%
2.2%
10.8%

9.4%
10.3%
4.4%
13.3%

17.4%
15.5%
11.1%
25.3%

82.6%
84.5%
88.9%
74.7%

Any tobacco product

Cigarettes

Smokeless tobacco

Table T-2: How often do you normally use ..
Never
Used

Every
Day

Several
Times a
Week

Several
Times a
Month

About
Once a
Month

About
Once a
Year

Less than
Once a
Year

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

69.3%
80.4%
72.7%
55.7%

7.0%
2.0%
3.4%
15.2%

4.0%
2.0%
3.4%
6.3%

3.7%
3.9%
3.4%
3.8%

4.0%
2.0%
3.4%
6.3%

2.3%
2.0%
2.3%
2.5%

9.8%
7.8%
11.4%
10.1%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

72.2%
84.3%
74.4%
59.0%

2.8%
2.0%
1.2%
5.1%

4.0%
2.0%
3.5%
6.4%

5.0%
3.9%
4.7%
6.4%

4.9%
2.0%
3.5%
9.0%

2.1%
0.0%
3.5%
2.6%

9.0%
5.9%
9.3%
11.5%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

84.7%
89.6%
89.4%
75.9%

5.0%
2.1%
2.4%
10.1%

0.4%
0.0%
0.0%
1.3%

1.3%
0.0%
2.4%
1.3%

2.0%
2.1%
0.0%
3.8%

1.1%
2.1%
0.0%
1.3%

5.5%
4.2%
5.9%
6.3%

Any tobacco product?

Cigarettes?

Smokeless tobacco?

Table T-3: Average age of first use of:
Grade 8
Cigarettes
12.4
Smokeless tobacco
12.0
Any Tobacco
12.2

Grade 10

Grade 12

12.7

14.6

14.0

13.7

12.9

14.1

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Table T-4: If you wanted some, how difficult would it be to get...
Never
Heard Of

Impossible

Very
Difficult

Somewhat
Difficult

Somewhat
Easy

Very Easy

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

12.3%
28.8%
5.6%
3.8%

15.4%
28.8%
14.4%
3.8%

3.1%
0.0%
8.9%
0.0%

7.6%
7.7%
8.9%
6.3%

15.3%
19.2%
14.4%
12.7%

46.3%
15.4%
47.8%
73.4%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

12.7%
28.0%
5.6%
6.3%

16.9%
32.0%
17.8%
2.5%

3.1%
0.0%
8.9%
0.0%

7.8%
8.0%
6.7%
8.9%

17.1%
20.0%
17.8%
13.9%

42.3%
12.0%
43.3%
68.4%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

17.5%
37.3%
10.1%
6.6%

18.1%
29.4%
20.2%
5.3%

4.6%
2.0%
10.1%
1.3%

8.9%
9.8%
9.0%
7.9%

15.2%
11.8%
20.2%
13.2%

35.7%
9.8%
30.3%
65.8%

Any tobacco product??

Cigarettes?

Smokeless Tobacco?

Table T-5: About how many of your close friends...
None

A Few

Some

Most

ALL

36.5%
58.2%
33.3%
18.8%

29.8%
25.5%
40.0%
23.8%

19.7%
12.7%
22.2%
23.8%

13.6%
3.6%
3.3%
33.8%

0.4%
0.0%
1.1%
0.0%

44.0%
70.4%
40.4%
22.5%

33.5%
16.7%
41.6%
41.3%

15.6%
9.3%
14.6%
22.5%

6.6%
3.7%
2.2%
13.8%

0.4%
0.0%
1.1%
0.0%

54.7%
67.3%
53.4%
44.2%

22.1%
21.2%
31.8%
13.0%

13.5%
9.6%
12.5%
18.2%

9.7%
1.9%
2.3%
24.7%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

Use any tobacco product?
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12
Smoke cigarettes?
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12
Use a smokeless tobacco product?
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

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Table T-6: How do your parents feel about kids your age smoking cigarettes?

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

Strongly
Disapprove
64.6%
83.3%
73.8%
42.5%

Mildly
Disapprove
14.2%
4.8%
11.3%
23.8%

Neither
9.4%
2.4%
6.3%
17.5%

Mildly
Approve
3.4%
2.4%
3.8%
3.8%

Strongly
Approve
1.6%
2.4%
1.3%
1.3%

Don't know
6.9%
4.8%
3.8%
11.3%

Table T-7: How dangerous do you think it is for kids your age to use tobacco?

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

Very
Dangerous

Somewhat
Dangerous

Not very
Dangerous

44.6%
68.2%
32.6%
38.0%

33.4%
25.0%
41.9%
31.6%

13.6%
2.3%
19.8%
16.5%

Not at All
Dangerous Do Not Know
5.4%
0.0%
2.3%
12.7%

3.0%
4.5%
3.5%
1.3%

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Table A-1: How recently, if ever, have you used...
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

27.7%
13.8%
31.5%
37.8%

45.2%
29.3%
48.9%
57.3%

61.3%
43.1%
66.3%
74.4%

38.7%
56.9%
33.7%
25.6%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

20.4%
7.1%
21.6%
32.1%

36.2%
21.4%
37.5%
49.4%

50.7%
33.9%
51.1%
66.7%

49.3%
66.1%
48.9%
33.3%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

16.1%
3.6%
22.2%
22.4%

28.5%
12.7%
34.4%
38.2%

44.5%
25.5%
48.9%
59.2%

55.5%
74.5%
51.1%
40.8%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

6.6%
3.6%
4.5%
11.7%

17.6%
12.7%
19.3%
20.8%

34.9%
20.0%
33.0%
51.9%

65.1%
80.0%
67.0%
48.1%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

18.1%
12.3%
15.7%
26.3%

31.3%
21.1%
29.2%
43.8%

43.5%
21.1%
48.3%
61.3%

56.5%
78.9%
51.7%
38.8%

Any alcohol product

Beer

Wine coolers

Wine

Liquor

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Table A-2: How often do you normally use...
Never
Used

Every
Day

Several
Times a
Week

Several
Times a
Month

About
Once a
Month

About
Once a
Year

Less than
Once a
Year

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

40.2%
60.4%
35.6%
26.3%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

8.8%
5.7%
5.6%
15.0%

9.2%
0.0%
14.4%
12.5%

17.8%
13.2%
21.1%
18.8%

11.7%
7.5%
11.1%
16.3%

12.2%
13.2%
12.2%
11.3%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

48.3%
68.6%
45.9%
32.1%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

7.7%
3.9%
5.9%
12.8%

9.6%
0.0%
14.1%
14.1%

13.8%
7.8%
16.5%
16.7%

8.4%
3.9%
8.2%
12.8%

12.1%
15.7%
9.4%
11.5%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

56.9%
80.4%
49.4%
42.9%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

3.8%
0.0%
4.5%
6.5%

6.6%
0.0%
10.1%
9.1%

15.1%
9.8%
16.9%
18.2%

8.4%
5.9%
10.1%
9.1%

9.2%
3.9%
9.0%
14.3%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

65.8%
76.1%
67.5%
55.3%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

1.8%
0.0%
1.2%
3.9%

2.2%
0.0%
3.6%
2.6%

10.6%
10.9%
14.5%
6.6%

10.1%
6.5%
6.0%
17.1%

9.6%
6.5%
7.2%
14.5%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

55.2%
76.0%
52.4%
39.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

5.9%
6.0%
2.4%
9.1%

5.2%
0.0%
6.1%
9.1%

16.8%
12.0%
17.1%
20.8%

8.4%
2.0%
11.0%
11.7%

8.6%
4.0%
11.0%
10.4%

Any alcohol product?

Beer?

Wine coolers?

Wine?

Liquor?

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Table A-3: When you drink the following alcoholic beverages, how many drinks do
you usually have at one time, on average?
Never

Ever

5 or More

1 to 4

Less than 1

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

52.3%
74.5%
48.8%
35.1%

47.7%
25.5%
51.2%
64.9%

13.9%
9.8%
14.6%
16.9%

24.5%
11.8%
23.2%
37.7%

9.3%
3.9%
13.4%
10.4%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

66.1%
79.2%
66.7%
54.4%

33.9%
20.8%
33.3%
45.6%

5.1%
4.2%
6.0%
5.1%

20.2%
12.5%
19.0%
27.8%

8.6%
4.2%
8.3%
12.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

53.2%
74.0%
46.5%
41.0%

46.8%
26.0%
53.5%
59.0%

13.6%
6.0%
17.4%
16.7%

24.2%
14.0%
26.7%
30.8%

9.0%
6.0%
9.3%
11.5%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

47.8%
66.7%
48.8%
29.5%

52.2%
33.3%
51.2%
70.5%

22.2%
9.8%
18.6%
37.2%

22.3%
13.7%
26.7%
25.6%

7.7%
9.8%
5.8%
7.7%

Beer

Wine Coolers

Wine

Liquor

Table A-4: During the past 30 days, on how many days have you had five or more
drinks of alcohol at one time?
Never/None

1 day

2 days

3 to 5 days

6 to 9 days

10 or
more days

72.5%
84.3%
72.7%
61.7%

7.1%
2.0%
10.2%
8.6%

4.7%
5.9%
2.3%
6.2%

6.1%
3.9%
6.8%
7.4%

5.4%
3.9%
2.3%
9.9%

4.1%
0.0%
5.7%
6.2%

Alcohol
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

Table A-5: Average age of first use of:
Grade 8

Grade 10

Grade 12

11.8
Wine Coolers
11.8
Wine
12.0
Liquor
12.6
Any Alcohol
11.6

13.5

14.5

13.5

14.6

13.4

14.7

14.0

15.2

13.4

14.4

Beer

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Table A-6: If you wanted some, how difficult would it be to get...
Never
Heard Of

Impossible

Very
Difficult

Somewhat
Difficult

Somewhat
Easy

Very Easy

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

10.6%
28.3%
1.1%
2.7%

12.6%
28.3%
4.6%
5.4%

4.5%
3.8%
8.0%
1.4%

11.3%
7.5%
12.6%
13.5%

22.8%
11.3%
20.7%
36.5%

38.3%
20.8%
52.9%
40.5%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

12.0%
32.7%
1.1%
3.8%

14.3%
28.8%
11.2%
3.8%

5.4%
5.8%
7.9%
2.6%

8.9%
5.8%
7.9%
12.8%

20.9%
9.6%
20.2%
32.1%

38.5%
17.3%
51.7%
44.9%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

12.9%
30.0%
4.9%
5.1%

18.0%
32.0%
17.1%
6.3%

7.2%
8.0%
7.3%
6.3%

11.3%
10.0%
9.8%
13.9%

19.5%
6.0%
22.0%
29.1%

31.2%
14.0%
39.0%
39.2%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12
Any alcohol product?
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

10.5%
26.5%
2.4%
3.9%

18.0%
34.7%
14.5%
6.5%

5.9%
8.2%
7.2%
2.6%

11.4%
6.1%
12.0%
15.6%

20.3%
8.2%
22.9%
28.6%

33.9%
16.3%
41.0%
42.9%

10.1%
26.4%
1.1%
3.8%

10.2%
24.5%
4.4%
2.5%

4.3%
3.8%
7.8%
1.3%

9.6%
5.7%
8.9%
13.9%

20.4%
11.3%
16.7%
32.9%

45.5%
28.3%
61.1%
45.6%

Beer?

Wine coolers?

Wine?

Liquor?

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Table A-7: Since school began in the fall, on how many days (if any) have you...
None
1-3 Times
Attended class while drunk on alcohol?
92.0%
6.0%
All
95.5%
2.3%
Grade 8
92.8%
6.0%
Grade 10
88.6%
8.9%
Grade 12
Gotten into trouble with teachers because of your drinking?
99.3%
0.7%
All
97.6%
2.4%
Grade 8
100.0%
0.0%
Grade 10
100.0%
0.0%
Grade 12

4-9 Times

10+ Times

1.5%
2.3%
1.2%
1.3%

0.5%
0.0%
0.0%
1.3%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

Table A-8: School year use of alcohol by absences and conduct problems:
Average days absent due to
illness or other reasons
Alcohol Users:
4.9
Alcohol Non-use
3.9

Average days conduct problems
reported
Alcohol Users:
2.6
Alcohol Non-use
0.5

Table A-9: During the past twelve months, how many times have you...
None
1-3 Times
Driven a car when you've had a good bit to drink?
77.8%
14.5%
All
89.4%
8.2%
Grade 10
66.2%
20.8%
Grade 12
Gotten into trouble with the police because of drinking?
94.6%
5.4%
All
97.6%
2.4%
Grade 8
96.3%
3.8%
Grade 10
90.8%
9.2%
Grade 12

4-9 Times

10+ Times

5.1%
2.4%
7.8%

2.6%
0.0%
5.2%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

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Table A-10: About how many of your close friends use...
None

A Few

Some

Most

ALL

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

23.8%
46.3%
11.1%
15.2%

19.0%
14.8%
26.7%
15.2%

21.5%
14.8%
27.8%
21.5%

28.2%
22.2%
26.7%
35.4%

7.5%
1.9%
7.8%
12.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

26.0%
52.8%
11.5%
15.2%

21.7%
13.2%
29.9%
21.5%

19.6%
13.2%
26.4%
19.0%

27.2%
20.8%
27.6%
32.9%

5.4%
0.0%
4.6%
11.4%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

36.7%
65.4%
27.3%
18.7%

29.4%
17.3%
33.0%
37.3%

17.4%
9.6%
17.0%
25.3%

12.8%
7.7%
17.0%
13.3%

3.7%
0.0%
5.7%
5.3%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

53.4%
68.0%
48.9%
44.7%

30.9%
20.0%
37.5%
34.2%

7.8%
6.0%
6.8%
10.5%

5.0%
4.0%
5.7%
5.3%

2.8%
2.0%
1.1%
5.3%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

36.3%
63.3%
30.7%
17.3%

24.4%
18.4%
26.1%
28.0%

19.4%
6.1%
21.6%
29.3%

14.4%
12.2%
15.9%
14.7%

5.6%
0.0%
5.7%
10.7%

Any alcohol product?

Beer?

Wine coolers?

Wine?

Liquor?

Table A-11: During the past twelve months, how many times have you...
None
1-3 Times
4-9 Times
Had difficulties of any kind with your friends because of your drinking?
90.9%
8.3%
0.8%
All
97.6%
2.4%
0.0%
Grade 8
90.8%
6.9%
2.3%
Grade 10
85.9%
14.1%
0.0%
Grade 12
Been criticized by someone you were dating because of drinking?
86.2%
12.0%
1.3%
All
95.3%
4.7%
0.0%
Grade 8
87.8%
8.5%
2.4%
Grade 10
77.3%
21.3%
1.3%
Grade 12

10+ Times
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.4%
0.0%
1.2%
0.0%

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Table A-12: Thinking of parties you attended this school year, how often was
alcohol used?
Never
31.5%
64.4%
21.4%
15.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

Seldom
8.8%
11.1%
8.3%
7.5%

Half
the Time
4.8%
0.0%
7.1%
6.3%

Most
of the Time
19.1%
4.4%
25.0%
25.0%

Always
24.0%
4.4%
26.2%
37.5%

Didn't
attend
11.8%
15.6%
11.9%
8.8%

Don't know
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

Table A-13: How often, if ever, do you get alcoholic beverages from..
Do Not Drink

Never

Seldom

Most of
the Time

Always

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

43.2%
53.8%
43.0%
33.8%

33.2%
30.8%
33.7%
35.0%

20.9%
13.5%
19.8%
28.8%

2.6%
1.9%
3.5%
2.5%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

37.8%
55.1%
36.4%
24.1%

14.6%
20.4%
11.4%
12.7%

13.2%
6.1%
14.8%
17.7%

24.7%
12.2%
26.1%
34.2%

9.8%
6.1%
11.4%
11.4%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

40.9%
52.9%
41.9%
29.1%

36.2%
37.3%
37.2%
34.2%

10.7%
2.0%
12.8%
16.5%

8.9%
3.9%
4.7%
17.7%

3.3%
3.9%
3.5%
2.5%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

36.2%
51.0%
34.9%
24.1%

16.1%
23.5%
14.0%
11.4%

12.3%
9.8%
11.6%
15.2%

16.4%
7.8%
15.1%
25.3%

19.1%
7.8%
24.4%
24.1%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

40.2%
51.0%
41.7%
29.1%

25.2%
27.5%
20.2%
27.8%

17.2%
11.8%
19.0%
20.3%

9.2%
5.9%
6.0%
15.2%

8.3%
3.9%
13.1%
7.6%

At home

From friends

From a store

At parties

Other source

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Table A-14: How do your parents feel about kids your age drinking beer?

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

Strongly
Disapprove
54.7%
73.2%
59.0%
37.5%

Mildly
Disapprove
19.9%
9.8%
16.7%
30.0%

Neither
13.3%
4.9%
15.4%
17.5%

Mildly
Approve
5.7%
7.3%
3.8%
6.3%

Strongly
Approve
0.4%
0.0%
1.3%
0.0%

Don't know
6.0%
4.9%
3.8%
8.8%

Table A-15: How dangerous do you think it is for kids your age to use alcohol?

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

Very
Dangerous

Somewhat
Dangerous

Not very
Dangerous

42.3%
60.9%
34.9%
34.2%

35.6%
21.7%
41.0%
41.8%

19.0%
17.4%
20.5%
19.0%

Not at All
Dangerous Do Not Know
1.4%
0.0%
0.0%
3.8%

1.7%
0.0%
3.6%
1.3%

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SPRING 2009
Table D-1: How recently, if ever, have you used...
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

7.8%
0.0%
6.7%
16.0%

15.0%
11.5%
12.2%
21.0%

24.7%
15.4%
24.4%
33.3%

75.3%
84.6%
75.6%
66.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.8%
0.0%
2.4%
0.0%

1.8%
2.0%
3.5%
0.0%

4.6%
4.0%
5.9%
3.9%

95.4%
96.0%
94.1%
96.1%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.8%
0.0%
2.4%
0.0%

1.8%
2.0%
3.5%
0.0%

2.7%
2.0%
4.7%
1.3%

97.3%
98.0%
95.3%
98.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.2%
0.0%
1.2%
5.1%

3.6%
0.0%
2.4%
7.7%

5.5%
2.1%
4.9%
9.0%

94.5%
97.9%
95.1%
91.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.9%
0.0%
1.3%
1.3%

1.8%
0.0%
2.6%
2.5%

2.6%
0.0%
3.8%
3.8%

97.4%
100.0%
96.2%
96.2%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.9%
0.0%
1.3%
1.3%

1.3%
0.0%
1.3%
2.5%

2.8%
2.0%
2.5%
3.8%

97.2%
98.0%
97.5%
96.2%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.4%
2.1%
2.3%
0.0%

1.4%
3.5%
5.8%
5.8%

2.9%
5.6%
7.0%
7.1%

97.1%
94.4%
93.0%
92.9%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.5%
2.0%
0.0%
2.6%

1.5%
3.5%
3.5%
6.1%

2.6%
5.5%
4.7%
6.1%

97.4%
94.5%
95.3%
93.9%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.3%
0.0%
1.2%
2.6%

3.6%
6.0%
1.2%
3.8%

5.3%
6.0%
3.5%
6.4%

94.7%
94.0%
96.5%
93.6%

Marijuana?

Cocaine?

Crack?

Hallucinogens?

Uppers?

Downers?

Rohypnol?

Steroids?

Ecstasy?

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SPRING 2009
Table D-1: How recently, if ever, have you used...
(Continued)
 
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

1.2%
0.0%
2.3%
1.3%

1.2%
1.2%
3.5%
4.8%

2.7%
3.4%
4.7%
6.0%

97.3%
96.6%
95.3%
94.0%

Heroin?
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

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SPRING 2009
Table D-2: How often do you normally use...
Never
Used

Every
Day

Several
Times a
Week

Several
Times a
Month

About
Once a
Month

About
Once a
Year

Less than
Once a
Year

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

76.3%
84.4%
78.5%
67.5%

1.8%
0.0%
1.3%
3.9%

3.8%
2.2%
5.1%
3.9%

2.5%
2.2%
1.3%
3.9%

5.6%
6.7%
3.8%
6.5%

3.5%
0.0%
6.3%
3.9%

6.4%
4.4%
3.8%
10.4%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

96.1%
97.7%
96.2%
94.7%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.4%
0.0%
1.3%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

1.4%
0.0%
1.3%
2.6%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

2.1%
2.3%
1.3%
2.6%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

97.3%
100.0%
95.2%
97.3%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

1.3%
0.0%
2.4%
1.3%

0.9%
0.0%
1.2%
1.3%

0.4%
0.0%
1.2%
0.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

96.6%
98.0%
97.4%
94.5%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

2.0%
2.0%
1.3%
2.7%

1.4%
0.0%
1.3%
2.7%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

97.2%
100.0%
96.4%
95.9%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.9%
0.0%
1.2%
1.4%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.9%
0.0%
1.2%
1.4%

0.9%
0.0%
1.2%
1.4%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

97.7%
100.0%
97.5%
95.8%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.5%
0.0%
0.0%
1.4%

0.9%
0.0%
1.3%
1.4%

0.9%
0.0%
1.3%
1.4%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

98.2%
100.0%
97.5%
97.3%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.9%
0.0%
1.3%
1.3%

0.4%
0.0%
1.3%
0.0%

0.5%
0.0%
0.0%
1.3%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

97.8%
95.7%
100.0%
97.3%

0.7%
2.1%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

1.1%
2.1%
0.0%
1.3%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.5%
0.0%
0.0%
1.3%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

96.1%
97.9%
97.3%
93.4%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

2.1%
2.1%
0.0%
3.9%

0.9%
0.0%
1.4%
1.3%

0.9%
0.0%
1.4%
1.3%

Marijuana?

Cocaine?

Crack?

Hallucinogens?

Uppers?

Downers?

Rohypnol?

Steroids?

Ecstasy?

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Table D-2: How often do you normally use...
(Continued)
 
Never
Used

Every
Day

Several
Times a
Week

Several
Times a
Month

About
Once a
Month

About
Once a
Year

Less than
Once a
Year

98.2%
100.0%
97.5%
97.3%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.9%
0.0%
1.3%
1.3%

0.4%
0.0%
1.3%
0.0%

0.5%
0.0%
0.0%
1.3%

Heroin?
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

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Table D-3: Average age of first use of:
Grade 8
Marijuana
12.4
Cocaine
*
Crack
*
Hallucinogens
*
Uppers
*
Downers
*
Rohypnol
*
Steroids
*
Ecstasy
*
Heroin
*

Grade 10

Grade 12

13.2

15.8

13.8

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

Table D-4: Age of first use of marijuana by family situation:
Never 9/Under

10 to 11

12 to 13

14 to 15

16 to 17

Over 17

Two parent family
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12
Other family situation
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

83.9%
90.9%
85.1%
76.9%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

2.1%
4.5%
2.1%
0.0%

2.9%
4.5%
2.1%
2.6%

6.7%
0.0%
10.6%
7.7%

3.6%
0.0%
0.0%
10.3%

0.9%
0.0%
0.0%
2.6%

63.4%
76.2%
64.9%
50.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

5.9%
9.5%
5.4%
3.1%

7.2%
4.8%
16.2%
0.0%

10.9%
9.5%
13.5%
9.4%

11.6%
0.0%
0.0%
34.4%

1.1%
0.0%
0.0%
3.1%

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Table D-5: If you wanted some, how difficult would it be to get..
Never
Heard Of

Impossible

Very
Difficult

Somewhat
Difficult

Somewhat
Easy

Very Easy

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

9.6%
21.3%
3.5%
5.5%

28.0%
38.3%
31.4%
15.1%

10.3%
4.3%
5.8%
20.5%

21.7%
21.3%
24.4%
19.2%

8.4%
4.3%
8.1%
12.3%

22.1%
10.6%
26.7%
27.4%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

16.0%
28.3%
10.5%
11.0%

36.6%
43.5%
39.5%
27.4%

18.3%
13.0%
12.8%
28.8%

14.7%
10.9%
17.4%
15.1%

7.7%
2.2%
10.5%
9.6%

6.8%
2.2%
9.3%
8.2%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

17.2%
27.5%
13.1%
11.3%

37.5%
45.1%
41.7%
25.4%

20.2%
15.7%
13.1%
32.4%

14.7%
7.8%
19.0%
16.9%

5.2%
0.0%
7.1%
8.5%

5.2%
3.9%
6.0%
5.6%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

35.1%
46.9%
38.1%
21.3%

29.3%
32.7%
26.2%
29.3%

14.2%
10.2%
9.5%
22.7%

15.0%
8.2%
19.0%
17.3%

1.7%
0.0%
2.4%
2.7%

4.6%
2.0%
4.8%
6.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

48.5%
58.3%
47.6%
40.3%

20.0%
25.0%
21.4%
13.9%

14.2%
6.3%
8.3%
27.8%

9.5%
8.3%
13.1%
6.9%

3.1%
0.0%
3.6%
5.6%

4.6%
2.1%
6.0%
5.6%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

47.5%
56.3%
46.3%
40.5%

19.8%
22.9%
22.0%
14.9%

14.8%
8.3%
8.5%
27.0%

10.0%
8.3%
14.6%
6.8%

2.7%
0.0%
2.4%
5.4%

5.3%
4.2%
6.1%
5.4%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

49.9%
54.2%
51.2%
44.6%

22.1%
25.0%
22.6%
18.9%

11.3%
10.4%
6.0%
17.6%

8.0%
6.3%
9.5%
8.1%

3.2%
2.1%
4.8%
2.7%

5.5%
2.1%
6.0%
8.1%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

20.5%
35.6%
12.0%
16.2%

36.8%
42.2%
33.7%
35.1%

17.6%
6.7%
24.1%
20.3%

12.3%
6.7%
13.3%
16.2%

6.4%
2.2%
10.8%
5.4%

6.5%
6.7%
6.0%
6.8%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

30.4%
53.2%
27.9%
12.3%

31.0%
29.8%
30.2%
32.9%

12.6%
6.4%
11.6%
19.2%

11.1%
2.1%
16.3%
13.7%

6.4%
2.1%
7.0%
9.6%

8.6%
6.4%
7.0%
12.3%

Marijuana?

Cocaine?

Crack?

Hallucinogens?

Uppers?

Downers?

Rohypnol?

Steroids?

Ecstasy?

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SPRING 2009
Table D-5: If you wanted some, how difficult would it be to get..
Continued
 
Never
Heard Of

Impossible

Very
Difficult

Somewhat
Difficult

Somewhat
Easy

Very Easy

28.8%
47.9%
23.3%
17.3%

41.3%
35.4%
46.5%
41.3%

13.1%
8.3%
9.3%
21.3%

10.3%
4.2%
12.8%
13.3%

2.6%
0.0%
3.5%
4.0%

3.8%
4.2%
4.7%
2.7%

Heroin?
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

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Table D-6: Since school began in the fall, on how many days (if any) have you..
None
1-3 Times
Attended class while high from marijuana use?
92.1%
4.5%
All
97.6%
0.0%
Grade 8
91.6%
6.0%
Grade 10
88.6%
6.3%
Grade 12
Attended class while high from use of some other drug?
98.0%
0.9%
All
97.7%
0.0%
Grade 8
97.6%
1.2%
Grade 10
98.7%
1.3%
Grade 12
Gotten into trouble with teachers because of your drug use?
98.5%
1.5%
All
97.7%
2.3%
Grade 8
98.8%
1.2%
Grade 10
98.7%
1.3%
Grade 12

4-9 Times

10+ Times

2.0%
2.4%
1.2%
2.5%

1.4%
0.0%
1.2%
2.5%

0.7%
2.3%
0.0%
0.0%

0.4%
0.0%
1.2%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

Table D-7: School year use of marijuana by absences and conduct problems:
Average days absent due to
illness or other reasons
Marijuana Users:
4.9
Marijuana Non-use
4.2

Average days conduct problems
reported
Marijuana Users:
5.1
Marijuana Non-use
0.9

Table D-8: During the past twelve months, how many times have you..
None
1-3 Times
Driven a car when you've felt high from drugs?
90.1%
4.6%
All
94.9%
3.8%
Grade 10
85.5%
5.3%
Grade 12
Gotten into trouble with the police because of drug use?
97.8%
2.2%
All
97.4%
2.6%
Grade 8
98.7%
1.3%
Grade 10
97.4%
2.6%
Grade 12

4-9 Times

10+ Times

0.7%
0.0%
1.3%

4.7%
1.3%
7.9%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

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Table D-9: About how many of your close friends use marijuana?

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

None

A Few

Some

Most

ALL

55.0%
70.6%
54.0%
41.6%

21.7%
15.7%
23.0%
26.0%

13.3%
9.8%
10.3%
19.5%

8.4%
3.9%
9.2%
11.7%

1.6%
0.0%
3.4%
1.3%

Table D-10: During the past twelve months, how many times have you..
None
1-3 Times
4-9 Times
Had difficulties of any kind with your friends because of your drug use?
94.8%
3.8%
1.4%
All
97.4%
2.6%
0.0%
Grade 8
92.7%
6.1%
1.2%
Grade 10
94.9%
2.6%
2.6%
Grade 12
Been criticized by someone you were dating because of drug use?
92.6%
5.9%
0.0%
All
100.0%
0.0%
0.0%
Grade 8
92.1%
5.3%
0.0%
Grade 10
88.0%
10.7%
0.0%
Grade 12

10+ Times
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
1.4%
0.0%
2.6%
1.3%

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Table D-11: Thinking of parties you attended this school year, how often were
marijuana and/or other drugs used?
Never
50.8%
79.5%
37.3%
41.3%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

Seldom
14.1%
4.5%
15.7%
20.0%

Half
the Time
6.6%
0.0%
9.6%
8.8%

Most
of the Time
7.7%
2.3%
8.4%
11.3%

Always
5.6%
0.0%
9.6%
6.3%

Didn't
attend
12.2%
13.6%
12.0%
11.3%

Don't know
3.0%
0.0%
7.2%
1.3%

Table D-12: How often, if ever, do you smoke marijuana in..
CATEGORY
Joints?

Blunts?

Bongs or water pipes?

Pipes?

Some other way?

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

Never
82.1%
88.2%
85.2%
73.4%
81.0%
86.3%
84.7%
72.8%
89.3%
91.7%
89.3%
87.3%
88.9%
91.1%
87.3%
88.6%
93.4%
95.7%
93.8%
91.0%

Seldom
6.0%
5.9%
4.5%
7.6%
4.6%
3.9%
3.5%
6.2%
5.5%
8.3%
4.8%
3.8%
4.0%
4.4%
3.8%
3.8%
4.4%
4.3%
2.5%
6.4%

Half
the Time
6.3%
3.9%
4.5%
10.1%
7.1%
7.8%
3.5%
9.9%
3.1%
0.0%
2.4%
6.3%
3.8%
2.2%
2.5%
6.3%
1.3%
0.0%
1.3%
2.6%

Most of
the Time
3.9%
2.0%
4.5%
5.1%
4.3%
2.0%
5.9%
4.9%
1.7%
0.0%
3.6%
1.3%
2.8%
2.2%
5.1%
1.3%
0.8%
0.0%
2.5%
0.0%

Always
0.4%
0.0%
1.1%
0.0%
2.5%
0.0%
2.4%
4.9%
0.4%
0.0%
0.0%
1.3%
0.4%
0.0%
1.3%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

Don't know
1.3%
0.0%
0.0%
3.8%
0.4%
0.0%
0.0%
1.2%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

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Table D-13: How do your parents feel about kids your age using marijuana?

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

Strongly
Disapprove
80.8%
88.1%
82.7%
73.8%

Mildly
Disapprove
6.9%
0.0%
9.3%
10.0%

Neither
3.1%
2.4%
1.3%
5.0%

Mildly
Approve
1.1%
2.4%
1.3%
0.0%

Strongly
Approve
1.6%
2.4%
1.3%
1.3%

Don't know
6.5%
4.8%
4.0%
10.0%

Table D-14: How dangerous do you think it is for kids your age to use...
Very
Dangerous

Somewhat
Dangerous

Not very
Dangerous

Not at All
Dangerous Do Not Know

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

64.3%
79.5%
65.0%
52.6%

15.9%
10.3%
17.5%
18.4%

9.4%
5.1%
10.0%
11.8%

6.5%
2.6%
2.5%
13.2%

3.9%
2.6%
5.0%
3.9%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

83.7%
77.5%
84.4%
87.7%

10.7%
17.5%
7.8%
8.2%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.5%
0.0%
1.3%
0.0%

5.2%
5.0%
6.5%
4.1%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

86.6%
79.5%
88.9%
89.6%

8.2%
15.4%
5.6%
5.2%

0.7%
2.6%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

4.6%
2.6%
5.6%
5.2%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

82.7%
78.0%
84.4%
84.7%

6.9%
7.3%
6.5%
6.9%

1.5%
0.0%
1.3%
2.8%

1.9%
4.9%
1.3%
0.0%

7.1%
9.8%
6.5%
5.6%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

75.4%
76.3%
71.4%
78.4%

13.4%
5.3%
19.5%
13.5%

3.8%
5.3%
3.9%
2.7%

1.2%
2.6%
0.0%
1.4%

6.2%
10.5%
5.2%
4.1%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

90.4%
84.6%
91.9%
93.3%

4.1%
7.7%
2.7%
2.7%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

5.5%
7.7%
5.4%
4.0%

Marijuana?

Cocaine?

Crack?

Ecstasy?

Steroids?

Heroin?

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Table D-15: How recently, if ever, have you taken...
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

0.4%
0.0%
0.0%
1.2%

1.2%
0.0%
2.3%
1.2%

1.6%
0.0%
3.4%
1.2%

98.4%
100.0%
96.6%
98.8%

Methamphetamine?
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

Table D-16: How recently, if ever, have you used...
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.2%
4.5%
1.2%
1.3%

4.5%
4.5%
3.7%
5.3%

6.2%
4.5%
8.5%
5.3%

93.8%
95.5%
91.5%
94.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.7%
2.1%
0.0%
0.0%

2.2%
4.3%
1.3%
1.4%

3.1%
4.3%
3.8%
1.4%

96.9%
95.7%
96.2%
98.6%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.4%
4.9%
1.3%
1.4%

2.4%
7.2%
6.2%
2.7%

5.7%
7.2%
10.1%
8.1%

94.3%
92.8%
89.9%
91.9%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.8%
4.7%
0.0%
1.3%

3.2%
4.7%
1.3%
3.9%

3.7%
4.7%
2.6%
3.9%

96.3%
95.3%
97.4%
96.1%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

5.6%
4.4%
7.1%
5.1%

7.2%
6.7%
8.3%
6.4%

11.0%
6.7%
15.5%
10.3%

89.0%
93.3%
84.5%
89.7%

Codeine?

Oxycontin, Percodan or Percocet?

Vicodin, Lortab or Lorcet?

Valium or Diazepam?

Xanax or Alprazolam?

Table D-17: How recently, if ever, have you taken...
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

2.1%
4.2%
2.4%
0.0%

3.0%
4.2%
3.5%
1.3%

4.2%
4.2%
7.1%
1.3%

95.8%
95.8%
92.9%
98.7%

DXM, Triple C?
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

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Table I-1: How recently, if ever, have you used...
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

3.0%
5.8%
3.4%
0.0%

4.2%
5.8%
4.5%
2.5%

8.6%
9.6%
10.1%
6.3%

91.4%
90.4%
89.9%
93.8%

Any inhalant?
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

Table I-2: How often do you normally use inhalants?

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

Never
Used

Every
Day

Several
Times a
Week

Several
Times a
Month

About
Once a
Month

About
Once a
Year

Less than
Once a
Year

95.5%
98.0%
93.9%
94.9%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

1.9%
2.0%
2.4%
1.3%

1.3%
0.0%
2.4%
1.3%

1.3%
0.0%
1.2%
2.6%

Table I-3: Average age of first use of:
Grade 8
Inhalants
*

Grade 10

Grade 12

*

*

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Table I-4: Since school began in the fall, on how many days (if any) have you
attended class while high from inhalant use?

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

None

1-3 Times

4-9 Times

10+ Times

99.1%
100.0%
98.8%
98.7%

0.4%
0.0%
1.2%
0.0%

0.5%
0.0%
0.0%
1.3%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

Table I-5: School year use of inhalants by absences and conduct problems:
Average days absent due to
illness or other reasons
Inhalants Users:
4.9
Inhalants Non-use
4.3

Average days conduct problems
reported
Inhalants Users:
7.4
Inhalants Non-use
1.2

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Table I-6: About how many of your close friends use inhalants?

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

None

A Few

Some

Most

ALL

84.3%
84.0%
89.5%
79.5%

13.6%
12.0%
8.1%
20.5%

1.2%
4.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.8%
0.0%
2.3%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

Table I-7: How dangerous do you think it is for kids your age to use inhalants?
Very
Dangerous

Somewhat
Dangerous

Not very
Dangerous

81.6%
82.9%
80.5%
81.6%

11.4%
7.3%
13.0%
13.2%

2.3%
4.9%
1.3%
1.3%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

Not at All
Dangerous Do Not Know
0.7%
2.4%
0.0%
0.0%

3.9%
2.4%
5.2%
3.9%

Table I-8: If you wanted some, how difficult would it be to get..
Never
Heard Of

Impossible

Very
Difficult

Somewhat
Difficult

Somewhat
Easy

Very Easy

18.9%
32.0%
14.0%
11.8%

19.0%
30.0%
17.4%
10.5%

10.4%
6.0%
11.6%
13.2%

12.3%
8.0%
12.8%
15.8%

7.0%
2.0%
8.1%
10.5%

32.4%
22.0%
36.0%
38.2%

Inhalants?
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

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Table X-1: Since school began in the fall, have you gotten any information
on drugs or alcohol from the following sources?
CATEGORY
A school health class

An assembly program

Guidance counselor

Science class

Social studies class

Student group session

An invited school guest

Another source at school

Any school source

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

Yes
43.6%
56.7%
50.0%
30.0%
62.3%
83.9%
59.4%
50.7%
17.4%
33.3%
17.2%
8.7%
23.6%
31.0%
27.6%
15.6%
14.1%
30.0%
12.9%
4.7%
13.6%
29.6%
10.9%
6.3%
35.5%
50.0%
33.3%
29.7%
29.7%
50.0%
29.2%
16.9%
48.6%
45.8%
54.3%
45.8%

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Table X-2: If you had a drug or alcohol problem and needed help, who would you go to?
CATEGORY
A counselor or program in

Another adult in school (

A counselor or program ou

Your parents

A medical doctor

Your friends

Another adult (a relative

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

Yes
26.6%
40.0%
24.4%
19.0%
30.1%
34.9%
29.1%
27.3%
36.1%
48.8%
28.0%
33.3%
61.0%
66.7%
55.1%
62.3%
39.1%
42.5%
36.7%
39.0%
80.1%
65.8%
86.1%
84.4%
67.5%
71.4%
63.8%
68.0%

Table X-3: Since school began in the fall, have you sought help, other than
from family or friends, for problems in any way connected with your use of
alcohol, marijuana, or other drugs?
CATEGORY
Seek Help

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

Yes
7.4%
12.1%
9.6%
2.6%

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Table X-4: About how many of your friends:
None

A Few

Some

Most

ALL

5.2%
All
8.9%
Grade 8
4.3%
Grade 10
2.4%
Grade 12
Sometimes carry weapons?
56.2%
All
64.9%
Grade 8
47.3%
Grade 10
56.8%
Grade 12
Care about making good grades?
3.3%
All
5.5%
Grade 8
3.3%
Grade 10
1.3%
Grade 12
Belong/want to belong to a gang?
71.4%
All
72.7%
Grade 8
64.0%
Grade 10
77.5%
Grade 12
Wish they could drop out of school?
56.6%
All
64.9%
Grade 8
46.7%
Grade 10
58.2%
Grade 12

25.3%
23.2%
26.1%
26.5%

19.3%
14.3%
21.7%
21.7%

40.7%
37.5%
43.5%
41.0%

9.5%
16.1%
4.3%
8.4%

24.2%
17.5%
35.2%
19.8%

13.3%
7.0%
14.3%
18.5%

4.7%
7.0%
3.3%
3.7%

1.6%
3.5%
0.0%
1.2%

8.1%
9.1%
7.8%
7.6%

22.9%
21.8%
27.8%
19.0%

46.1%
30.9%
48.9%
58.2%

19.5%
32.7%
12.2%
13.9%

20.1%
14.5%
28.1%
17.5%

4.8%
10.9%
1.1%
2.5%

2.2%
1.8%
3.4%
1.3%

1.6%
0.0%
3.4%
1.3%

33.6%
22.8%
40.0%
38.0%

6.0%
8.8%
7.8%
1.3%

3.1%
3.5%
4.4%
1.3%

0.8%
0.0%
1.1%
1.3%

Feel close to their parents?

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Table X-5: How safe do you feel when you are:
Very Safe

Somewha Not Very Not Safe
t Safe
Safe
at All

Don't
Know

In your home?
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12
Out in your neighbourhood
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12
At school
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

84.0%
78.9%
81.3%
91.6%

15.6%
21.1%
18.7%
7.2%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.4%
0.0%
0.0%
1.2%

48.7%
39.7%
46.2%
60.5%

43.0%
44.8%
49.5%
34.6%

4.3%
6.9%
2.2%
3.7%

1.5%
3.4%
1.1%
0.0%

2.5%
5.2%
1.1%
1.2%

33.3%
33.9%
30.8%
35.4%

50.1%
39.0%
61.5%
50.0%

8.6%
11.9%
6.6%
7.3%

6.9%
13.6%
1.1%
6.1%

1.0%
1.7%
0.0%
1.2%

Table X-6: Since school began in the fall, have you gotten any information
on drugs or alcohol from the following sources?
CATEGORY
A website or online chat

Books, magazines, poster

TV, radio, or other audi

Your parents

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

Yes
20.0%
25.6%
23.3%
13.2%
46.2%
45.0%
57.5%
37.0%
49.1%
48.8%
58.1%
41.6%
43.4%
53.7%
41.1%
37.7%

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2. Prevalence Tables

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Table B1: Prevalence and recency of use of selected substances by grade
All students
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

14.2%
8.6%
9.8%
24.1%

20.2%
17.2%
13.0%
30.1%

36.0%
24.1%
28.3%
55.4%

64.0%
75.9%
71.7%
44.6%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

27.7%
13.8%
31.5%
37.8%

45.2%
29.3%
48.9%
57.3%

61.3%
43.1%
66.3%
74.4%

38.7%
56.9%
33.7%
25.6%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

3.0%
5.8%
3.4%
0.0%

4.2%
5.8%
4.5%
2.5%

8.6%
9.6%
10.1%
6.3%

91.4%
90.4%
89.9%
93.8%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

8.9%
1.8%
6.5%
18.1%

16.0%
10.7%
14.1%
22.9%

24.9%
14.3%
26.1%
33.7%

75.1%
85.7%
73.9%
66.3%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

7.8%
0.0%
6.7%
16.0%

15.0%
11.5%
12.2%
21.0%

24.7%
15.4%
24.4%
33.3%

75.3%
84.6%
75.6%
66.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

3.5%
0.0%
3.3%
7.2%

6.6%
3.4%
5.4%
10.8%

14.6%
6.8%
15.2%
21.7%

85.4%
93.2%
84.8%
78.3%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.8%
0.0%
2.3%
0.0%

2.4%
3.8%
3.4%
0.0%

5.0%
5.8%
5.7%
3.8%

95.0%
94.2%
94.3%
96.3%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.8%
0.0%
2.4%
0.0%

1.8%
2.0%
3.5%
0.0%

4.6%
4.0%
5.9%
3.9%

95.4%
96.0%
94.1%
96.1%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.8%
0.0%
2.4%
0.0%

1.8%
2.0%
3.5%
0.0%

2.7%
2.0%
4.7%
1.3%

97.3%
98.0%
95.3%
98.7%

Tobacco

Alcohol

Inhalants

Any Illicit Drug

Marijuana

Marijuana Only

Cocaine or Crack

Cocaine

Crack

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Table B1: Prevalence and recency of use of selected substances by grade
All students
(Continued)
 
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.2%
0.0%
1.2%
5.1%

3.6%
0.0%
2.4%
7.7%

5.5%
2.1%
4.9%
9.0%

94.5%
97.9%
95.1%
91.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.9%
0.0%
1.3%
1.3%

1.8%
0.0%
2.6%
2.5%

2.6%
0.0%
3.8%
3.8%

97.4%
100.0%
96.2%
96.2%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.9%
0.0%
1.3%
1.3%

1.3%
0.0%
1.3%
2.5%

2.8%
2.0%
2.5%
3.8%

97.2%
98.0%
97.5%
96.2%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.4%
2.1%
2.3%
0.0%

1.4%
2.1%
2.3%
0.0%

2.9%
4.2%
3.5%
1.3%

97.1%
95.8%
96.5%
98.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.5%
2.0%
0.0%
2.6%

1.5%
2.0%
0.0%
2.6%

2.6%
4.0%
1.2%
2.6%

97.4%
96.0%
98.8%
97.4%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.3%
0.0%
1.2%
2.6%

3.6%
6.0%
1.2%
3.8%

5.3%
6.0%
3.5%
6.4%

94.7%
94.0%
96.5%
93.6%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.2%
0.0%
2.3%
1.3%

1.2%
0.0%
2.3%
1.3%

2.7%
2.1%
3.4%
2.5%

97.3%
97.9%
96.6%
97.5%

Hallucinogens

Uppers

Downers

Rohypnol

Steroids

Ecstasy

Heroin

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Table B2: Prevalence and recency of use of selected substances by grade
Male students
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

20.8%
12.1%
14.0%
35.6%

28.1%
24.2%
16.3%
42.2%

44.5%
30.3%
27.9%
73.3%

55.5%
69.7%
72.1%
26.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

27.5%
15.2%
27.9%
40.0%

47.3%
33.3%
44.2%
64.4%

61.9%
45.5%
58.1%
82.2%

38.1%
54.5%
41.9%
17.8%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

3.7%
6.7%
4.9%
0.0%

4.6%
6.7%
4.9%
2.3%

12.2%
13.3%
14.6%
9.1%

87.8%
86.7%
85.4%
90.9%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

13.2%
3.1%
9.3%
26.7%

16.8%
9.4%
14.0%
26.7%

27.8%
15.6%
27.9%
40.0%

72.2%
84.4%
72.1%
60.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

11.9%
0.0%
9.5%
24.4%

16.9%
10.7%
14.3%
24.4%

27.8%
17.9%
26.2%
37.8%

72.2%
82.1%
73.8%
62.2%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

5.2%
0.0%
4.7%
11.1%

6.9%
2.9%
7.0%
11.1%

17.0%
8.8%
18.6%
24.4%

83.0%
91.2%
81.4%
75.6%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.7%
0.0%
2.4%
0.0%

2.6%
3.4%
4.8%
0.0%

4.6%
6.9%
4.8%
2.3%

95.4%
93.1%
95.2%
97.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.8%
0.0%
2.5%
0.0%

1.5%
0.0%
5.0%
0.0%

3.6%
3.7%
5.0%
2.3%

96.4%
96.3%
95.0%
97.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.8%
0.0%
2.6%
0.0%

2.7%
3.6%
5.1%
0.0%

2.7%
3.6%
5.1%
0.0%

97.3%
96.4%
94.9%
100.0%

Tobacco

Alcohol

Inhalants

Any Illicit Drug

Marijuana

Marijuana Only

Cocaine or Crack

Cocaine

Crack

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Table B2: Prevalence and recency of use of selected substances by grade
Male students
(Continued)
 
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

4.3%
0.0%
2.7%
8.9%

6.8%
0.0%
5.4%
13.3%

8.0%
3.8%
5.4%
13.3%

92.0%
96.2%
94.6%
86.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.7%
0.0%
2.9%
2.2%

2.6%
0.0%
2.9%
4.4%

3.5%
0.0%
2.9%
6.7%

96.5%
100.0%
97.1%
93.3%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.7%
0.0%
2.8%
2.3%

2.6%
0.0%
2.8%
4.7%

4.8%
4.0%
2.8%
7.0%

95.2%
96.0%
97.2%
93.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.0%
4.2%
2.6%
0.0%

2.0%
4.2%
2.6%
0.0%

4.2%
8.3%
2.6%
2.3%

95.8%
91.7%
97.4%
97.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

1.2%
3.8%
0.0%
0.0%

98.8%
96.2%
100.0%
100.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.7%
0.0%
0.0%
4.5%

5.0%
7.7%
0.0%
6.8%

5.9%
7.7%
0.0%
9.1%

94.1%
92.3%
100.0%
90.9%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.8%
0.0%
2.5%
0.0%

0.8%
0.0%
2.5%
0.0%

2.0%
3.7%
2.5%
0.0%

98.0%
96.3%
97.5%
100.0%

Hallucinogens

Uppers

Downers

Rohypnol

Steroids

Ecstasy

Heroin

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Table B3: Prevalence and recency of use of selected substances by grade
Female students
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

7.0%
4.0%
6.1%
10.8%

11.4%
8.0%
10.2%
16.2%

26.0%
16.0%
28.6%
32.4%

74.0%
84.0%
71.4%
67.6%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

28.2%
12.0%
34.7%
36.1%

43.2%
24.0%
53.1%
50.0%

60.3%
40.0%
73.5%
63.9%

39.7%
60.0%
26.5%
36.1%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.1%
4.5%
2.1%
0.0%

3.8%
4.5%
4.2%
2.8%

4.6%
4.5%
6.3%
2.8%

95.4%
95.5%
93.8%
97.2%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

3.3%
0.0%
4.1%
5.4%

14.4%
12.5%
14.3%
16.2%

20.9%
12.5%
24.5%
24.3%

79.1%
87.5%
75.5%
75.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

3.4%
0.0%
4.2%
5.7%

13.1%
12.5%
10.4%
17.1%

20.7%
12.5%
22.9%
25.7%

79.3%
87.5%
77.1%
74.3%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.6%
0.0%
2.0%
2.7%

6.2%
4.0%
4.1%
10.8%

11.9%
4.0%
12.2%
18.9%

88.1%
96.0%
87.8%
81.1%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.8%
0.0%
2.2%
0.0%

2.1%
4.3%
2.2%
0.0%

5.6%
4.3%
6.5%
5.6%

94.4%
95.7%
93.5%
94.4%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.9%
0.0%
2.2%
0.0%

2.2%
4.3%
2.2%
0.0%

5.8%
4.3%
6.7%
6.1%

94.2%
95.7%
93.3%
93.9%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.8%
0.0%
2.2%
0.0%

0.8%
0.0%
2.2%
0.0%

2.6%
0.0%
4.3%
2.9%

97.4%
100.0%
95.7%
97.1%

Tobacco

Alcohol

Inhalants

Any Illicit Drug

Marijuana

Marijuana Only

Cocaine or Crack

Cocaine

Crack

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Table B3: Prevalence and recency of use of selected substances by grade
Female students
(Continued)
 
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

2.7%
0.0%
4.4%
3.0%

97.3%
100.0%
95.6%
97.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.9%
0.0%
2.3%
0.0%

1.7%
0.0%
4.7%
0.0%

98.3%
100.0%
95.3%
100.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.8%
0.0%
2.3%
0.0%

99.2%
100.0%
97.7%
100.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.8%
0.0%
2.1%
0.0%

0.8%
0.0%
2.1%
0.0%

1.7%
0.0%
4.3%
0.0%

98.3%
100.0%
95.7%
100.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.3%
4.2%
0.0%
3.1%

2.3%
4.2%
0.0%
3.1%

3.1%
4.2%
2.2%
3.1%

96.9%
95.8%
97.8%
96.9%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.8%
0.0%
2.2%
0.0%

2.1%
4.2%
2.2%
0.0%

4.7%
4.2%
6.5%
2.9%

95.3%
95.8%
93.5%
97.1%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.9%
0.0%
2.1%
0.0%

0.9%
0.0%
2.1%
0.0%

2.7%
0.0%
4.3%
2.9%

97.3%
100.0%
95.7%
97.1%

Hallucinogens

Uppers

Downers

Rohypnol

Steroids

Ecstasy

Heroin

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Table B4: Prevalence and recency of use of selected substances by grade
White students
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

16.3%
8.0%
7.7%
30.6%

21.5%
8.0%
11.5%
40.8%

36.4%
12.0%
28.8%
61.2%

63.6%
88.0%
71.2%
38.8%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

25.0%
8.0%
25.0%
37.5%

39.9%
12.0%
46.2%
54.2%

59.1%
32.0%
67.3%
70.8%

40.9%
68.0%
32.7%
29.2%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.9%
4.8%
2.0%
0.0%

4.3%
4.8%
4.0%
4.3%

10.9%
9.5%
12.0%
10.6%

89.1%
90.5%
88.0%
89.4%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

7.6%
0.0%
1.9%
18.4%

13.8%
4.2%
9.6%
24.5%

21.8%
4.2%
23.1%
32.7%

78.2%
95.8%
76.9%
67.3%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

7.2%
0.0%
2.0%
16.7%

12.2%
4.5%
6.0%
22.9%

21.2%
4.5%
22.0%
31.3%

78.8%
95.5%
78.0%
68.8%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

3.0%
0.0%
1.9%
6.1%

4.5%
0.0%
1.9%
10.2%

11.7%
0.0%
13.5%
18.4%

88.3%
100.0%
86.5%
81.6%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

4.3%
4.5%
2.0%
6.4%

95.7%
95.5%
98.0%
93.6%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

4.6%
5.0%
2.1%
6.8%

95.4%
95.0%
97.9%
93.2%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

1.6%
0.0%
2.1%
2.1%

98.4%
100.0%
97.9%
97.9%

Tobacco

Alcohol

Inhalants

Any Illicit Drug

Marijuana

Marijuana Only

Cocaine or Crack

Cocaine

Crack

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Table B4: Prevalence and recency of use of selected substances by grade
White students
(Continued)
 
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.7%
0.0%
0.0%
4.3%

4.2%
0.0%
2.1%
8.7%

7.7%
4.8%
6.4%
10.9%

92.3%
95.2%
93.6%
89.1%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.9%
0.0%
0.0%
2.2%

2.5%
0.0%
2.3%
4.3%

4.2%
0.0%
4.5%
6.5%

95.8%
100.0%
95.5%
93.5%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.9%
0.0%
0.0%
2.2%

1.7%
0.0%
0.0%
4.4%

4.6%
4.8%
2.2%
6.7%

95.4%
95.2%
97.8%
93.3%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

2.8%
5.0%
2.0%
2.2%

97.2%
95.0%
98.0%
97.8%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.9%
0.0%
0.0%
2.2%

0.9%
0.0%
0.0%
2.2%

2.9%
5.0%
2.2%
2.2%

97.1%
95.0%
97.8%
97.8%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.7%
0.0%
0.0%
4.3%

3.7%
4.8%
0.0%
6.5%

6.0%
4.8%
4.1%
8.7%

94.0%
95.2%
95.9%
91.3%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

2.7%
5.0%
2.0%
2.1%

97.3%
95.0%
98.0%
97.9%

Hallucinogens

Uppers

Downers

Rohypnol

Steroids

Ecstasy

Heroin

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Table B5: Prevalence and recency of use of selected substances by grade
Black students
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

6.5%
12.5%
*
*

13.0%
25.0%
*
*

28.3%
37.5%
*
*

71.7%
62.5%
*
*

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

37.4%
12.5%
999.0%
*

43.9%
25.0%
999.0%
*

67.6%
62.5%
998.0%
*

32.4%
37.5%
-19898
*

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

6.9%
*
0.0%
0.0%

6.9%
*
0.0%
0.0%

6.9%
*
0.0%
0.0%

93.1%
*
100.0%
100.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

16.8%
999.0%
0.0%
999.0%

23.8%
998.0%
0.0%
999.0%

28.7%
998.0%
0.0%
998.0%

71.3%
-19898
100.0%
-19898

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

9.9%
*
0.0%
999.0%

23.8%
*
0.0%
999.0%

28.7%
*
0.0%
998.0%

71.3%
*
100.0%
-19898

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

9.2%
0.0%
0.0%
999.0%

15.7%
12.5%
0.0%
999.0%

20.3%
12.5%
0.0%
998.0%

79.7%
87.5%
100.0%
-19898

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.0%
*
0.0%
0.0%

6.9%
*
0.0%
0.0%

6.9%
*
0.0%
0.0%

93.1%
*
100.0%
100.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.0%
*
0.0%
0.0%

7.3%
*
0.0%
0.0%

7.3%
*
0.0%
0.0%

92.7%
*
100.0%
100.0%

Tobacco

Alcohol

Inhalants

Any Illicit Drug

Marijuana

Marijuana Only

Cocaine or Crack

Cocaine

Crack

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Table B5: Prevalence and recency of use of selected substances by grade
Black students
(Continued)
 
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

6.9%
*
0.0%
0.0%

6.9%
*
0.0%
0.0%

6.9%
*
0.0%
0.0%

93.1%
*
100.0%
100.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.0%
*
0.0%
0.0%

6.9%
*
0.0%
0.0%

6.9%
*
0.0%
0.0%

93.1%
*
100.0%
100.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%

Hallucinogens

Uppers

Downers

Rohypnol

Steroids

Ecstasy

Heroin

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Table B6: Prevalence and recency of use of selected substances by grade
Mexican/American students
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

9.8%
4.5%
13.3%
12.5%

17.7%
22.7%
16.7%
12.5%

35.4%
31.8%
26.7%
50.0%

64.6%
68.2%
73.3%
50.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

25.8%
13.6%
36.7%
29.2%

51.8%
45.5%
53.3%
58.3%

62.3%
45.5%
66.7%
79.2%

37.7%
54.5%
33.3%
20.8%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

4.0%
4.8%
6.7%
0.0%

4.0%
4.8%
6.7%
0.0%

6.8%
9.5%
10.0%
0.0%

93.2%
90.5%
90.0%
100.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

6.7%
0.0%
16.7%
4.2%

16.4%
13.6%
26.7%
8.3%

26.3%
18.2%
36.7%
25.0%

73.7%
81.8%
63.3%
75.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

7.0%
0.0%
16.7%
4.3%

17.2%
15.0%
26.7%
8.7%

27.6%
20.0%
36.7%
26.1%

72.4%
80.0%
63.3%
73.9%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.2%
0.0%
6.7%
0.0%

7.2%
4.3%
13.3%
4.2%

16.9%
8.7%
23.3%
20.8%

83.1%
91.3%
76.7%
79.2%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.3%
0.0%
6.9%
0.0%

5.2%
4.8%
10.3%
0.0%

6.3%
4.8%
13.8%
0.0%

93.7%
95.2%
86.2%
100.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.3%
0.0%
6.9%
0.0%

5.2%
4.8%
10.3%
0.0%

6.4%
4.8%
13.8%
0.0%

93.6%
95.2%
86.2%
100.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.4%
0.0%
7.1%
0.0%

3.5%
0.0%
10.7%
0.0%

3.5%
0.0%
10.7%
0.0%

96.5%
100.0%
89.3%
100.0%

Tobacco

Alcohol

Inhalants

Any Illicit Drug

Marijuana

Marijuana Only

Cocaine or Crack

Cocaine

Crack

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Table B6: Prevalence and recency of use of selected substances by grade
Mexican/American students
(Continued)
 
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.6%
0.0%
3.8%
4.3%

2.6%
0.0%
3.8%
4.3%

2.6%
0.0%
3.8%
4.3%

97.4%
100.0%
96.2%
95.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.2%
0.0%
4.0%
0.0%

1.2%
0.0%
4.0%
0.0%

1.2%
0.0%
4.0%
0.0%

98.8%
100.0%
96.0%
100.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.2%
0.0%
3.8%
0.0%

1.2%
0.0%
3.8%
0.0%

1.2%
0.0%
3.8%
0.0%

98.8%
100.0%
96.2%
100.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.5%
0.0%
7.4%
0.0%

2.5%
0.0%
7.4%
0.0%

2.5%
0.0%
7.4%
0.0%

97.5%
100.0%
92.6%
100.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.2%
0.0%
3.8%
0.0%

3.1%
5.0%
3.8%
0.0%

4.4%
5.0%
3.8%
4.3%

95.6%
95.0%
96.2%
95.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.5%
0.0%
7.7%
0.0%

2.5%
0.0%
7.7%
0.0%

2.5%
0.0%
7.7%
0.0%

97.5%
100.0%
92.3%
100.0%

Hallucinogens

Uppers

Downers

Rohypnol

Steroids

Ecstasy

Heroin

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Table B7: Prevalence and recency of use of selected substances by grade
Students reporting A grades
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

8.2%
5.6%
0.0%
17.1%

9.3%
5.6%
0.0%
20.0%

25.3%
16.7%
12.1%
42.9%

74.7%
83.3%
87.9%
57.1%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

17.4%
11.1%
9.1%
29.4%

31.4%
22.2%
21.2%
47.1%

55.6%
44.4%
54.5%
64.7%

44.4%
55.6%
45.5%
35.3%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.8%
6.7%
3.2%
0.0%

4.0%
6.7%
3.2%
2.9%

7.4%
6.7%
9.7%
5.9%

92.6%
93.3%
90.3%
94.1%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

3.8%
5.9%
0.0%
5.7%

7.1%
5.9%
3.0%
11.4%

12.4%
5.9%
12.1%
17.1%

87.6%
94.1%
87.9%
82.9%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.3%
0.0%
0.0%
5.9%

6.3%
6.3%
0.0%
11.8%

11.8%
6.3%
9.4%
17.6%

88.2%
93.8%
90.6%
82.4%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.2%
0.0%
0.0%
5.7%

3.3%
0.0%
0.0%
8.6%

8.6%
0.0%
9.1%
14.3%

91.4%
100.0%
90.9%
85.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

1.6%
5.9%
0.0%
0.0%

2.8%
5.9%
0.0%
2.9%

97.2%
94.1%
100.0%
97.1%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

1.2%
0.0%
0.0%
3.0%

98.8%
100.0%
100.0%
97.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

1.6%
6.3%
0.0%
0.0%

2.8%
6.3%
0.0%
2.9%

97.2%
93.8%
100.0%
97.1%

Tobacco

Alcohol

Inhalants

Any Illicit Drug

Marijuana

Marijuana Only

Cocaine or Crack

Cocaine

Crack

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Table B7: Prevalence and recency of use of selected substances by grade
Students reporting A grades
(Continued)
 
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

1.2%
0.0%
0.0%
3.0%

98.8%
100.0%
100.0%
97.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

1.1%
0.0%
3.6%
0.0%

1.1%
0.0%
3.6%
0.0%

98.9%
100.0%
96.4%
100.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.6%
6.3%
0.0%
0.0%

1.6%
6.3%
0.0%
0.0%

1.6%
6.3%
0.0%
0.0%

98.4%
93.8%
100.0%
100.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.2%
0.0%
0.0%
2.9%

1.2%
0.0%
0.0%
2.9%

1.2%
0.0%
0.0%
2.9%

98.8%
100.0%
100.0%
97.1%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

1.6%
6.3%
0.0%
0.0%

2.8%
6.3%
0.0%
2.9%

97.2%
93.8%
100.0%
97.1%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

1.2%
0.0%
0.0%
2.9%

98.8%
100.0%
100.0%
97.1%

Hallucinogens

Uppers

Downers

Rohypnol

Steroids

Ecstasy

Heroin

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Table B8: Prevalence and recency of use of selected substances by grade
Students reporting grades lower than A
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

18.0%
10.5%
15.5%
29.2%

27.0%
23.7%
20.7%
37.5%

43.1%
28.9%
37.9%
64.6%

56.9%
71.1%
62.1%
35.4%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

33.5%
13.2%
44.8%
43.8%

53.4%
31.6%
65.5%
64.6%

65.2%
42.1%
74.1%
81.3%

34.8%
57.9%
25.9%
18.8%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.2%
2.9%
3.5%
0.0%

3.5%
2.9%
5.3%
2.2%

8.6%
8.6%
10.5%
6.5%

91.4%
91.4%
89.5%
93.5%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

12.1%
0.0%
10.3%
27.1%

21.6%
13.5%
20.7%
31.3%

32.7%
18.9%
34.5%
45.8%

67.3%
81.1%
65.5%
54.2%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

11.1%
0.0%
10.5%
23.4%

20.3%
14.3%
19.3%
27.7%

32.5%
20.0%
33.3%
44.7%

67.5%
80.0%
66.7%
55.3%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

4.4%
0.0%
5.2%
8.3%

8.7%
5.3%
8.6%
12.5%

18.6%
10.5%
19.0%
27.1%

81.4%
89.5%
81.0%
72.9%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.3%
0.0%
3.6%
0.0%

2.9%
2.9%
5.5%
0.0%

6.5%
5.9%
9.1%
4.3%

93.5%
94.1%
90.9%
95.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.3%
0.0%
3.8%
0.0%

3.0%
3.1%
5.7%
0.0%

6.9%
6.3%
9.4%
4.7%

93.1%
93.8%
90.6%
95.3%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.3%
0.0%
3.8%
0.0%

1.9%
0.0%
5.7%
0.0%

2.6%
0.0%
7.5%
0.0%

97.4%
100.0%
92.5%
100.0%

Tobacco

Alcohol

Inhalants

Any Illicit Drug

Marijuana

Marijuana Only

Cocaine or Crack

Cocaine

Crack

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Table B8: Prevalence and recency of use of selected substances by grade
Students reporting grades lower than A
(Continued)
 
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

3.6%
0.0%
1.9%
8.9%

5.8%
0.0%
3.8%
13.3%

8.1%
3.2%
7.7%
13.3%

91.9%
96.8%
92.3%
86.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.4%
0.0%
2.0%
2.2%

2.2%
0.0%
2.0%
4.3%

3.6%
0.0%
4.0%
6.5%

96.4%
100.0%
96.0%
93.5%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.4%
0.0%
2.0%
2.2%

2.1%
0.0%
2.0%
4.4%

4.6%
3.1%
4.0%
6.7%

95.4%
96.9%
96.0%
93.3%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.3%
0.0%
3.7%
0.0%

1.3%
0.0%
3.7%
0.0%

3.8%
3.2%
5.6%
2.3%

96.2%
96.8%
94.4%
97.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.8%
3.1%
0.0%
2.3%

1.8%
3.1%
0.0%
2.3%

2.4%
3.1%
1.9%
2.3%

97.6%
96.9%
98.1%
97.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.1%
0.0%
1.9%
4.5%

4.9%
6.3%
1.9%
6.8%

7.0%
6.3%
5.7%
9.1%

93.0%
93.8%
94.3%
90.9%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.0%
0.0%
3.7%
2.2%

2.0%
0.0%
3.7%
2.2%

3.7%
3.3%
5.6%
2.2%

96.3%
96.7%
94.4%
97.8%

Hallucinogens

Uppers

Downers

Rohypnol

Steroids

Ecstasy

Heroin

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Table B9: Prevalence and recency of use of selected substances by grade
Students living with two parents
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

8.3%
3.2%
3.9%
17.8%

13.6%
12.9%
5.9%
22.2%

26.9%
16.1%
17.6%
46.7%

73.1%
83.9%
82.4%
53.3%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

18.8%
16.1%
17.6%
22.7%

38.2%
29.0%
33.3%
52.3%

55.7%
48.4%
52.9%
65.9%

44.3%
51.6%
47.1%
34.1%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.9%
7.1%
2.0%
0.0%

2.9%
7.1%
2.0%
0.0%

7.0%
10.7%
8.2%
2.3%

93.0%
89.3%
91.8%
97.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

4.3%
0.0%
5.9%
6.7%

6.0%
3.3%
7.8%
6.7%

14.3%
6.7%
15.7%
20.0%

85.7%
93.3%
84.3%
80.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

3.7%
0.0%
6.1%
4.7%

4.8%
3.6%
6.1%
4.7%

13.5%
7.1%
14.3%
18.6%

86.5%
92.9%
85.7%
81.4%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.7%
0.0%
2.0%
0.0%

0.7%
0.0%
2.0%
0.0%

8.2%
3.2%
7.8%
13.3%

91.8%
96.8%
92.2%
86.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.4%
0.0%
4.1%
0.0%

1.4%
0.0%
4.1%
0.0%

2.2%
0.0%
4.1%
2.3%

97.8%
100.0%
95.9%
97.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.5%
0.0%
4.2%
0.0%

1.5%
0.0%
4.2%
0.0%

2.3%
0.0%
4.2%
2.4%

97.7%
100.0%
95.8%
97.6%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.5%
0.0%
4.3%
0.0%

1.5%
0.0%
4.3%
0.0%

1.5%
0.0%
4.3%
0.0%

98.5%
100.0%
95.7%
100.0%

Tobacco

Alcohol

Inhalants

Any Illicit Drug

Marijuana

Marijuana Only

Cocaine or Crack

Cocaine

Crack

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Table B9: Prevalence and recency of use of selected substances by grade
Students living with two parents
(Continued)
 
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.6%
0.0%
2.3%
2.4%

2.4%
0.0%
2.3%
4.8%

2.4%
0.0%
2.3%
4.8%

97.6%
100.0%
97.7%
95.2%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.6%
0.0%
2.4%
2.3%

2.3%
0.0%
4.9%
2.3%

2.3%
0.0%
4.9%
2.3%

97.7%
100.0%
95.1%
97.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.6%
0.0%
2.3%
2.4%

1.6%
0.0%
2.3%
2.4%

1.6%
0.0%
2.3%
2.4%

98.4%
100.0%
97.7%
97.6%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.5%
0.0%
4.2%
0.0%

1.5%
0.0%
4.2%
0.0%

2.3%
0.0%
4.2%
2.4%

97.7%
100.0%
95.8%
97.6%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.2%
3.6%
0.0%
0.0%

1.2%
3.6%
0.0%
0.0%

2.3%
7.1%
0.0%
0.0%

97.7%
92.9%
100.0%
100.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.7%
0.0%
2.2%
0.0%

2.7%
3.6%
2.2%
2.4%

3.5%
3.6%
4.3%
2.4%

96.5%
96.4%
95.7%
97.6%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.5%
0.0%
4.2%
0.0%

1.5%
0.0%
4.2%
0.0%

1.5%
0.0%
4.2%
0.0%

98.5%
100.0%
95.8%
100.0%

Hallucinogens

Uppers

Downers

Rohypnol

Steroids

Ecstasy

Heroin

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Table B10: Prevalence and recency of use of selected substances by grade
Students not living with two parents
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

21.5%
15.4%
17.1%
31.6%

28.3%
23.1%
22.0%
39.5%

47.5%
34.6%
41.5%
65.8%

52.5%
65.4%
58.5%
34.2%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

38.8%
11.5%
48.8%
55.3%

54.2%
30.8%
68.3%
63.2%

67.5%
34.6%
82.9%
84.2%

32.5%
65.4%
17.1%
15.8%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

3.0%
4.3%
5.0%
0.0%

5.8%
4.3%
7.5%
5.4%

10.7%
8.7%
12.5%
10.8%

89.3%
91.3%
87.5%
89.2%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

14.6%
4.0%
7.3%
31.6%

28.3%
20.0%
22.0%
42.1%

38.0%
24.0%
39.0%
50.0%

62.0%
76.0%
61.0%
50.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

12.8%
0.0%
7.3%
28.9%

27.2%
21.7%
19.5%
39.5%

38.2%
26.1%
36.6%
50.0%

61.8%
73.9%
63.4%
50.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

6.9%
0.0%
4.9%
15.8%

13.7%
7.4%
9.8%
23.7%

22.3%
11.1%
24.4%
31.6%

77.7%
88.9%
75.6%
68.4%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

3.6%
8.7%
2.6%
0.0%

8.5%
13.0%
7.7%
5.4%

91.5%
87.0%
92.3%
94.6%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

2.3%
4.3%
2.7%
0.0%

7.5%
8.7%
8.1%
5.7%

92.5%
91.3%
91.9%
94.3%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

2.3%
4.5%
2.6%
0.0%

4.2%
4.5%
5.1%
2.9%

95.8%
95.5%
94.9%
97.1%

Tobacco

Alcohol

Inhalants

Any Illicit Drug

Marijuana

Marijuana Only

Cocaine or Crack

Cocaine

Crack

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Table B10: Prevalence and recency of use of selected substances by grade
Students not living with two parents
(Continued)
 
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

3.0%
0.0%
0.0%
8.3%

4.9%
0.0%
2.6%
11.1%

9.1%
4.8%
7.9%
13.9%

90.9%
95.2%
92.1%
86.1%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

1.0%
0.0%
0.0%
2.8%

3.0%
0.0%
2.7%
5.6%

97.0%
100.0%
97.3%
94.4%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

1.0%
0.0%
0.0%
2.7%

4.4%
4.8%
2.8%
5.4%

95.6%
95.2%
97.2%
94.6%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.4%
4.8%
0.0%
0.0%

1.4%
4.8%
0.0%
0.0%

3.7%
9.5%
2.6%
0.0%

96.3%
90.5%
97.4%
100.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.0%
0.0%
0.0%
5.4%

2.0%
0.0%
0.0%
5.4%

2.9%
0.0%
2.7%
5.4%

97.1%
100.0%
97.3%
94.6%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.0%
0.0%
0.0%
5.4%

4.7%
9.5%
0.0%
5.4%

7.6%
9.5%
2.6%
10.8%

92.4%
90.5%
97.4%
89.2%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.0%
0.0%
0.0%
2.6%

1.0%
0.0%
0.0%
2.6%

4.2%
4.8%
2.6%
5.3%

95.8%
95.2%
97.4%
94.7%

Hallucinogens

Uppers

Downers

Rohypnol

Steroids

Ecstasy

Heroin

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Table B11: Prevalence and recency of use of selected substances by grade
Students would seek help from adults for substance abuse problems
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

12.5%
2.9%
7.4%
24.2%

18.0%
8.8%
10.3%
31.8%

33.3%
14.7%
25.0%
54.5%

66.7%
85.3%
75.0%
45.5%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

26.5%
8.8%
27.9%
37.9%

43.7%
26.5%
45.6%
54.5%

61.0%
44.1%
63.2%
71.2%

39.0%
55.9%
36.8%
28.8%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.9%
3.2%
3.1%
0.0%

3.1%
3.2%
3.1%
3.1%

6.8%
6.5%
7.7%
6.2%

93.2%
93.5%
92.3%
93.8%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

6.7%
0.0%
4.4%
13.6%

12.6%
5.9%
10.3%
19.7%

20.3%
5.9%
19.1%
31.8%

79.7%
94.1%
80.9%
68.2%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

6.9%
0.0%
4.5%
13.8%

12.5%
6.3%
9.1%
20.0%

20.4%
6.3%
18.2%
32.3%

79.6%
93.8%
81.8%
67.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.8%
0.0%
1.5%
6.1%

5.8%
2.9%
2.9%
10.6%

13.0%
2.9%
10.3%
22.7%

87.0%
97.1%
89.7%
77.3%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.1%
0.0%
3.0%
0.0%

1.1%
0.0%
3.0%
0.0%

3.9%
0.0%
6.1%
4.6%

96.1%
100.0%
93.9%
95.4%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.1%
0.0%
3.2%
0.0%

1.1%
0.0%
3.2%
0.0%

4.1%
0.0%
6.3%
4.9%

95.9%
100.0%
93.7%
95.1%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.1%
0.0%
3.1%
0.0%

1.1%
0.0%
3.1%
0.0%

2.2%
0.0%
4.7%
1.5%

97.8%
100.0%
95.3%
98.5%

Tobacco

Alcohol

Inhalants

Any Illicit Drug

Marijuana

Marijuana Only

Cocaine or Crack

Cocaine

Crack

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Table B11: Prevalence and recency of use of selected substances by grade
Students would seek help from adults for substance abuse problems
(Continued)
 
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.8%
0.0%
1.6%
3.2%

3.0%
0.0%
3.3%
4.8%

4.2%
0.0%
4.9%
6.3%

95.8%
100.0%
95.1%
93.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.6%
0.0%
1.7%
0.0%

1.2%
0.0%
1.7%
1.6%

1.8%
0.0%
3.4%
1.6%

98.2%
100.0%
96.6%
98.4%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.6%
0.0%
1.7%
0.0%

1.2%
0.0%
1.7%
1.6%

1.8%
0.0%
3.4%
1.6%

98.2%
100.0%
96.6%
98.4%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.1%
0.0%
3.2%
0.0%

1.1%
0.0%
3.2%
0.0%

1.7%
0.0%
4.8%
0.0%

98.3%
100.0%
95.2%
100.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.5%
3.4%
0.0%
1.6%

1.5%
3.4%
0.0%
1.6%

1.5%
3.4%
0.0%
1.6%

98.5%
96.6%
100.0%
98.4%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.2%
0.0%
1.6%
1.6%

2.7%
3.3%
1.6%
3.1%

4.4%
3.3%
3.2%
6.3%

95.6%
96.7%
96.8%
93.8%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.1%
0.0%
3.1%
0.0%

1.1%
0.0%
3.1%
0.0%

2.3%
0.0%
4.7%
1.6%

97.7%
100.0%
95.3%
98.4%

Hallucinogens

Uppers

Downers

Rohypnol

Steroids

Ecstasy

Heroin

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Table B12: Prevalence and recency of use of selected substances by grade
Students wouldn''t seek help from adults for substance abuse problems
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

20.2%
11.1%
20.0%
28.6%

29.4%
33.3%
26.7%
28.6%

51.1%
33.3%
46.7%
71.4%

48.9%
66.7%
53.3%
28.6%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

33.7%
22.2%
40.0%
38.5%

60.6%
44.4%
60.0%
76.9%

75.1%
44.4%
80.0%
100.0%

24.9%
55.6%
20.0%
0.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

6.3%
12.5%
6.7%
0.0%

8.7%
12.5%
13.3%
0.0%

13.9%
12.5%
20.0%
8.3%

86.1%
87.5%
80.0%
91.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

20.4%
11.1%
13.3%
35.7%

30.7%
22.2%
33.3%
35.7%

43.4%
33.3%
53.3%
42.9%

56.6%
66.7%
46.7%
57.1%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

15.4%
0.0%
13.3%
30.8%

27.6%
25.0%
26.7%
30.8%

43.8%
37.5%
46.7%
46.2%

56.2%
62.5%
53.3%
53.8%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

9.5%
0.0%
13.3%
14.3%

15.2%
11.1%
20.0%
14.3%

25.7%
22.2%
33.3%
21.4%

74.3%
77.8%
66.7%
78.6%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

3.9%
11.1%
0.0%
0.0%

3.9%
11.1%
0.0%
0.0%

96.1%
88.9%
100.0%
100.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

4.1%
11.1%
0.0%
0.0%

4.1%
11.1%
0.0%
0.0%

95.9%
88.9%
100.0%
100.0%

Tobacco

Alcohol

Inhalants

Any Illicit Drug

Marijuana

Marijuana Only

Cocaine or Crack

Cocaine

Crack

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Table B12: Prevalence and recency of use of selected substances by grade
Students wouldn''t seek help from adults for substance abuse problems
(Continued)
 
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.9%
0.0%
0.0%
8.3%

5.7%
0.0%
0.0%
16.7%

8.3%
0.0%
7.7%
16.7%

91.7%
100.0%
92.3%
83.3%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

2.6%
0.0%
8.3%
0.0%

5.6%
0.0%
8.3%
8.3%

94.4%
100.0%
91.7%
91.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

2.9%
0.0%
0.0%
7.7%

97.1%
100.0%
100.0%
92.3%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

3.8%
12.5%
0.0%
0.0%

3.8%
12.5%
0.0%
0.0%

3.8%
12.5%
0.0%
0.0%

96.2%
87.5%
100.0%
100.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.8%
0.0%
0.0%
7.7%

2.8%
0.0%
0.0%
7.7%

2.8%
0.0%
0.0%
7.7%

97.2%
100.0%
100.0%
92.3%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.8%
0.0%
0.0%
8.3%

6.7%
12.5%
0.0%
8.3%

9.2%
12.5%
7.1%
8.3%

90.8%
87.5%
92.9%
91.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.7%
0.0%
0.0%
7.7%

2.7%
0.0%
0.0%
7.7%

2.7%
0.0%
0.0%
7.7%

97.3%
100.0%
100.0%
92.3%

Hallucinogens

Uppers

Downers

Rohypnol

Steroids

Ecstasy

Heroin

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Table B13: Prevalence and recency of use of selected substances by grade
Students living in town three years or less
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

14.5%
12.5%
15.0%
999.0%

18.5%
25.0%
15.0%
999.0%

36.9%
25.0%
40.0%
998.0%

63.1%
75.0%
60.0%
-19898

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

27.3%
12.5%
40.0%
999.0%

39.2%
25.0%
50.0%
998.0%

52.5%
25.0%
65.0%
997.0%

47.5%
75.0%
35.0%
-29897

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

4.2%
12.5%
0.0%
*

7.2%
12.5%
0.0%
*

12.6%
12.5%
10.5%
*

87.4%
87.5%
89.5%
*

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

11.9%
12.5%
10.0%
*

18.5%
25.0%
15.0%
*

26.1%
25.0%
30.0%
*

73.9%
75.0%
70.0%
*

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

8.7%
*
11.1%
*

20.3%
*
16.7%
*

25.9%
*
27.8%
*

74.1%
*
72.2%
*

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.6%
0.0%
5.0%
0.0%

6.5%
12.5%
5.0%
0.0%

9.1%
12.5%
10.0%
0.0%

90.9%
87.5%
90.0%
100.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.0%
*
0.0%
*

7.2%
*
5.6%
*

10.3%
*
5.6%
*

89.7%
*
94.4%
*

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
*

3.0%
0.0%
6.3%
*

6.3%
0.0%
6.3%
*

93.7%
100.0%
93.8%
*

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.0%
*
0.0%
0.0%

7.2%
*
5.6%
0.0%

7.2%
*
5.6%
0.0%

92.8%
*
94.4%
100.0%

Tobacco

Alcohol

Inhalants

Any Illicit Drug

Marijuana

Marijuana Only

Cocaine or Crack

Cocaine

Crack

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Table B13: Prevalence and recency of use of selected substances by grade
Students living in town three years or less
(Continued)
 
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

3.2%
0.0%
0.0%
*

6.1%
0.0%
5.9%
*

6.1%
0.0%
5.9%
*

93.9%
100.0%
94.1%
*

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

4.5%
*
0.0%
0.0%

4.5%
*
0.0%
0.0%

4.5%
*
0.0%
0.0%

95.5%
*
100.0%
100.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

3.0%
*
0.0%
*

7.3%
*
0.0%
*

10.0%
*
5.3%
*

90.0%
*
94.7%
*

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%

Hallucinogens

Uppers

Downers

Rohypnol

Steroids

Ecstasy

Heroin

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Table B14: Prevalence and recency of use of selected substances by grade
Students living in town more than three years
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

14.7%
8.5%
8.6%
25.3%

20.5%
14.9%
12.9%
32.0%

36.1%
23.4%
24.3%
57.3%

63.9%
76.6%
75.7%
42.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

28.5%
14.9%
28.6%
40.5%

46.4%
29.8%
48.6%
59.5%

62.0%
44.7%
65.7%
74.3%

38.0%
55.3%
34.3%
25.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.9%
4.9%
4.4%
0.0%

3.9%
4.9%
5.9%
1.4%

8.3%
9.8%
10.3%
5.5%

91.7%
90.2%
89.7%
94.5%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

8.7%
0.0%
5.7%
18.7%

15.8%
8.9%
12.9%
24.0%

24.5%
11.1%
24.3%
36.0%

75.5%
88.9%
75.7%
64.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

8.0%
0.0%
5.7%
16.4%

14.3%
9.5%
10.0%
21.9%

24.3%
11.9%
22.9%
35.6%

75.7%
88.1%
77.1%
64.4%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

3.8%
0.0%
2.9%
8.0%

6.4%
2.1%
4.3%
12.0%

15.0%
4.3%
15.7%
24.0%

85.0%
95.7%
84.3%
76.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.9%
0.0%
2.9%
0.0%

1.7%
2.4%
2.9%
0.0%

4.4%
4.8%
5.9%
2.8%

95.6%
95.2%
94.1%
97.2%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.0%
0.0%
3.0%
0.0%

1.7%
2.5%
3.0%
0.0%

4.6%
5.0%
6.0%
2.9%

95.4%
95.0%
94.0%
97.1%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.0%
0.0%
3.1%
0.0%

1.0%
0.0%
3.1%
0.0%

2.0%
0.0%
4.6%
1.4%

98.0%
100.0%
95.4%
98.6%

Tobacco

Alcohol

Inhalants

Any Illicit Drug

Marijuana

Marijuana Only

Cocaine or Crack

Cocaine

Crack

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Table B14: Prevalence and recency of use of selected substances by grade
Students living in town more than three years
(Continued)
 
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.1%
0.0%
1.6%
4.3%

3.2%
0.0%
1.6%
7.1%

5.6%
2.6%
4.8%
8.6%

94.4%
97.4%
95.2%
91.4%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.1%
0.0%
1.6%
1.4%

2.1%
0.0%
3.3%
2.8%

3.2%
0.0%
4.9%
4.2%

96.8%
100.0%
95.1%
95.8%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.0%
0.0%
1.6%
1.4%

1.6%
0.0%
1.6%
2.8%

3.4%
2.6%
3.2%
4.2%

96.6%
97.4%
96.8%
95.8%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.0%
0.0%
3.0%
0.0%

1.0%
0.0%
3.0%
0.0%

2.8%
2.6%
4.5%
1.4%

97.2%
97.4%
95.5%
98.6%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.9%
2.5%
0.0%
2.9%

1.9%
2.5%
0.0%
2.9%

3.1%
5.0%
1.6%
2.9%

96.9%
95.0%
98.4%
97.1%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.0%
0.0%
1.5%
1.4%

3.1%
5.0%
1.5%
2.9%

4.7%
5.0%
3.1%
5.7%

95.3%
95.0%
96.9%
94.3%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.5%
0.0%
3.0%
1.4%

1.5%
0.0%
3.0%
1.4%

3.3%
2.6%
4.5%
2.7%

96.7%
97.4%
95.5%
97.3%

Hallucinogens

Uppers

Downers

Rohypnol

Steroids

Ecstasy

Heroin

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The FREQ Procedure
GENDER
q1
Frequency Percent
109 46.93
Female
124 53.07
Male

Frequency Missing = 0.9397590361

ON AVERAGE WHAT
GRADES DO YOU GET
q6
Frequency Percent
85 36.94
Mostly A's
108 46.97
Mostly B's
32 14.03
Mostly C's
3
1.11
Mostly D's
2
0.95
Mostly F's

QUALIFY FOR
FREE/REDUCED PRICE
LUNCH
q11
Frequency Percent
37 16.42
Don't Know
112 49.21
No
78 34.37
Yes

Frequency Missing = 6.2278946294

q2
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

GRADE
Frequency Percent
78 33.33
78 33.33
78 33.33

LIVE WITH BOTH
PARENTS
q3 Frequency Percent
106 45.63
No
127 54.37
Yes

Frequency Missing = 1.3220338983

AGE
q4 Frequency Percent
1
0.40
11 or younger
29 12.43
13
40 16.95
14
33 14.10
15
52 22.10
16
30 12.73
17
49 20.88
18
1
0.40
19 or older

Frequency Missing = 4.8139277819

LENGTH OF TIME IN
THIS DISTRICT
q7 Frequency Percent
5
2.35
<1 year
28 12.39
2-3 years
192 85.27
>4 years

Frequency Missing = 8.8633058394

DO YOU HAVE A
JOB
q8 Frequency Percent
146 64.75
No
80 35.25
Yes

PARTICIPATE IN
SCHOOL ATHLETICS
q12a Frequency Percent
68 31.00
No
151 69.00
Yes

Frequency Missing = 14.49320347

PARTICIPATE IN
SCHOOL
BAND/ORCHESTRA
q12b Frequency Percent
164 82.07
No
36 17.93
Yes

Frequency Missing = 34.171182889
Frequency Missing = 8.3977546146

q9
No
Yes

DO YOU GET AN
ALLOWANCE
Frequency Percent
169 74.83
57 25.17

PARTICIPATE IN
SCHOOL CHOIR
q12c Frequency Percent
164 84.64
No
30 15.36
Yes

Frequency Missing = 40.025459243
ETHNICITY
q5
Frequency Percent
20
8.94
African/American
1
0.37
Asian/American
78 34.43
Mexican/American
5
2.15
Other
123 54.10
White

Frequency Missing = 7.5499285277

EITHER PARENT COLLEGE
GRADUATE
q10
Frequency Percent
37 16.01
Don't Know
81 35.16
No
113 48.82
Yes

Frequency Missing = 6.311170992

PARTICIPATE IN
DRAMA/SPEECH/ART
CLUBS
q12d
Frequency Percent
153
79.01
No
41
20.99
Yes

Frequency Missing = 40.390420932
Frequency Missing = 2.6440677966

The frequencies have been weighted so that the analysis reflects the distribution of students by grade level in the district.

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PARTICIPATE IN DRILL
TEAM/CHEERLEADING
q12e
Frequency Percent
166
91.52
No
15
8.48
Yes

PARTICIPATE IN
SCHOOL SERVICE
CLUBS
q12j Frequency Percent
153 80.11
No
38 19.89
Yes

Frequency Missing = 53.119238931
Frequency Missing = 43.526009713
PARTICIPATE IN
STUDENT
GOVERNMENT
q12f Frequency Percent
176 94.07
No
11
5.93
Yes

PARTICIPATE IN
OTHER SCHOOL
CLUBS OR GROUPS
q12k Frequency Percent
138 73.15
No
51 26.85
Yes

Frequency Missing = 46.908657474
Frequency Missing = 45.885622076
PARTICIPATE IN SCHOOL
NEWSPAPER/YEARBOOK
q12g
Frequency Percent
158
84.33
No
29
15.67
Yes

PARTICIPATE IN
ATHLETIC TEAMS
OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL
q12l Frequency Percent
131 67.47
No
63 32.53
Yes

Frequency Missing = 46.816724525
Frequency Missing = 39.933526294
PARTICIPATE IN
ACADEMIC
CLUBS/SOCIETIES
q12h Frequency Percent
135 69.44
No
59 30.56
Yes

Frequency Missing = 39.850249931

PARTICIPATE IN
ACADEMIC
COMPETITION
GROUPS
q12i Frequency Percent
153 78.28
No
42 21.72
Yes

PARTICIPATE IN
OTHER CLUBS OR
GROUPS OUTSIDE OF
SCHOOL
q12m Frequency Percent
117 58.15
No
84 41.85
Yes

Frequency Missing = 32.981594765

DO YOU FEEL SAFE IN YOUR
HOME
q13a Frequency Percent
194 84.01
Very Safe
36 15.58
Somewhat Safe
1
0.41
Don't Know

Frequency Missing = 38.818557946

DO YOU FEEL SAFE IN YOUR
NEIGHBORHOOD
q13b Frequency Percent
112 48.73
Very Safe
99 42.98
Somewhat Safe
10
4.26
Not Very Safe
3
1.52
Not Safe At All
6
2.50
Don't Know

Frequency Missing = 4.0493780576

DO YOU FEEL SAFE AT
SCHOOL
q13c Frequency Percent
77 33.35
Very Safe
116 50.13
Somewhat Safe
20
8.60
Not Very Safe
16
6.94
Not Safe At All
2
0.97
Don't Know

Frequency Missing = 1.7875851231

FRIENDS FEELING
CLOSE TO THEIR
PARENTS
q14a Frequency Percent
12
5.16
None
58
25.30
A Few
44 19.32
Some
94 40.70
Most
22
9.51
All

Frequency Missing = 3.9661016949

HOW MANY FRIENDS
CARRY WEAPONS
q14b Frequency Percent
129 56.25
None
55 24.23
A Few
30 13.30
Some
11
4.66
Most
4
1.57
All

Frequency Missing = 5.3714119559
Frequency Missing = 3.4918938836

The frequencies have been weighted so that the analysis reflects the distribution of students by grade level in the district.

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HOW MANY FRIENDS
CARE ABOUT GOOD
GRADES
q14c Frequency Percent
7
3.34
None
18
8.14
A Few
51 22.91
Some
103 46.14
Most
43 19.47
All

RECENT CIGARETTE USE
Q16A Frequency Percent
158 68.66
Never Heard/Used
32 13.70
In Your Lifetime
13
5.45
Since School Began
28 12.19
In the Past Month

RECENT LIQUOR USE
Q16F Frequency Percent
128 56.47
Never Heard/Used
28 12.20
In Your Lifetime
30 13.25
Since School Began
41 18.08
In the Past Month

Frequency Missing = 3.9574451084

Frequency Missing = 8.0068231659

Frequency Missing = 10.742823912

RECENT SMOKELESS TOBACCO
USE
Q16B Frequency Percent
191 82.63
Never Heard/Used
18
7.99
In Your Lifetime
8
3.26
Since School Began
14
6.11
In the Past Month

RECENT INHALANT USE
Q16G Frequency Percent
200 91.37
Never Heard/Used
10
4.42
In Your Lifetime
3
1.24
Since School Began
7
2.97
In the Past Month

HOW MANY FRIENDS
BELONG TO A GANG
q14d Frequency Percent
159 71.40
None
45 20.12
A Few
11
4.77
Some
5
2.15
Most
3
1.56
All

Frequency Missing = 10.650890963

FRIENDS WISHING TO
DROP OUT OF
SCHOOL
q14e Frequency Percent
128 56.55
None
76 33.60
A Few
13
5.97
Some
7
3.09
Most
2
0.79
All

Frequency Missing = 8.0987561151

PARENTS ATTEND
PTA/SCHOOL OPEN
HOUSES
q15 Frequency Percent
130 64.56
No
71 35.44
Yes

Frequency Missing = 32.777299323

Frequency Missing = 14.616992657
Frequency Missing = 3.0176860722

RECENT BEER USE
Q16C Frequency Percent
111 49.27
Never Heard/Used
33 14.50
In Your Lifetime
36 15.84
Since School Began
46 20.39
In the Past Month

RECENT MARIJUANA USE
Q17A Frequency Percent
167 75.31
Never Heard/Used
21
9.66
In Your Lifetime
16
7.20
Since School Began
17
7.82
In the Past Month

Frequency Missing = 12.829407534
Frequency Missing = 9.236924115

RECENT WINE COOLER USE
Q16D Frequency Percent
122 55.50
Never Heard/Used
35 16.02
In Your Lifetime
27 12.35
Since School Began
36 16.14
In the Past Month

RECENT COCAINE USE
Q17B Frequency Percent
200 95.37
Never Heard/Used
6
2.78
In Your Lifetime
2
1.04
Since School Began
2
0.81
In the Past Month

Frequency Missing = 24.411400946
Frequency Missing = 13.56210102

RECENT WINE USE
Q16E Frequency Percent
143 65.08
Never Heard/Used
38 17.31
In Your Lifetime
24 11.02
Since School Began
14
6.60
In the Past Month

RECENT CRACK USE
Q17C Frequency Percent
207 97.34
Never Heard/Used
2
0.84
In Your Lifetime
2
1.02
Since School Began
2
0.80
In the Past Month

Frequency Missing = 21.209848976
Frequency Missing = 14.317994158

The frequencies have been weighted so that the analysis reflects the distribution of students by grade level in the district.

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RECENT HALLUCINOGEN USE
Q17E Frequency Percent
195 94.53
Never Heard/Used
4
1.92
In Your Lifetime
3
1.32
Since School Began
5
2.23
In the Past Month

RECENT ECSTASY USE
Q17J Frequency Percent
200 94.70
Never Heard/Used
4
1.69
In Your Lifetime
5
2.32
Since School Began
3
1.29
In the Past Month

Frequency Missing = 27.719428932

Frequency Missing = 22.531882874

MARIJUANA USE IN PAST
MONTH
q18d Frequency Percent
185 86.55
Never Heard/Used
8
3.60
1-2 times
9
4.40
3-10 times
12
5.45
11+ times

Frequency Missing = 19.887815078
RECENT UPPER USE
Q17F Frequency Percent
197 97.35
Never Heard/Used
2
0.88
In Your Lifetime
2
0.88
Since School Began
2
0.88
In the Past Month

RECENT HEROIN USE
Q17K Frequency Percent
205 97.28
Never Heard/Used
3
1.47
In Your Lifetime
3
1.25
In the Past Month

COCAINE USE IN PAST MONTH
q18e Frequency Percent
208 97.39
Never Heard/Used
4
1.81
1-2 times
2
0.80
3-10 times

Frequency Missing = 22.922814323
Frequency Missing = 20.744297751

Frequency Missing = 31.493008142
TOBACCO USE IN PAST MONTH
q18a Frequency Percent
180 82.33
Never Heard/Used
10
4.43
1-2 times
8
3.66
3-10 times
21
9.58
11+ times

CRACK USE IN PAST MONTH
q18f Frequency Percent
210 99.20
Never Heard/Used
1
0.40
1-2 times
1
0.40
3-10 times

Frequency Missing = 15.082543882

Frequency Missing = 22.342130497

RECENT ROHYPNOL USE
Q17H Frequency Percent
204 97.08
Never Heard/Used
3
1.48
In Your Lifetime
3
1.44
In the Past Month

ALCOHOL USE IN PAST MONTH
q18b Frequency Percent
139 62.99
Never Heard/Used
39 17.77
1-2 times
26 11.71
3-10 times
17
7.52
11+ times

CLOSE FRIENDS USE
CIGARETTES
q19a Frequency Percent
98 43.99
Never heard/None
74 33.46
A few
35 15.56
Some
15
6.61
Most
1
0.38
All

Frequency Missing = 24.328124584

Frequency Missing = 13.677233621

RECENT STEROID USE
Q17I Frequency Percent
204 97.44
Never Heard/Used
2
1.03
In Your Lifetime
3
1.53
In the Past Month

INHALANT USE IN PAST MONTH
q18c Frequency Percent
208 96.92
Never Heard/Used
4
2.07
1-2 times
2
1.01
11+ times

Frequency Missing = 24.227535048

Frequency Missing = 19.896471664

RECENT DOWNER USE
Q17G Frequency Percent
201 97.18
Never Heard/Used
3
1.50
In Your Lifetime
1
0.45
Since School Began
2
0.86
In the Past Month

Frequency Missing = 27.153288171

Frequency Missing = 11.972924861

CLOSE FRIENDS USE
SMOKELESS TOBACCO
q19b Frequency Percent
118 54.73
Never heard/None
48 22.10
A few
29 13.49
Some
21
9.68
Most

Frequency Missing = 18.284095853

The frequencies have been weighted so that the analysis reflects the distribution of students by grade level in the district.

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CLOSE FRIENDS USE BEER
q19c Frequency Percent
57 26.03
Never heard/None
47 21.68
A few
43 19.65
Some
59 27.20
Most
12
5.43
All

Frequency Missing = 15.930369969

Frequency Missing = 21.684056787

CLOSE FRIENDS USE
MARIJUANA
q19h Frequency Percent
118 55.03
Never heard/None
46 21.69
A few
28 13.27
Some
18
8.38
Most
3
1.63
All

DIFFICULT TO GET WINE
COOLERS
q20d Frequency Percent
26 12.02
Never heard of
31 14.31
Impossible
12
5.42
Very difficult
19
8.87
Somewhat diff
45 20.86
Somewhat easy
84 38.52
Very easy

Frequency Missing = 16.49651073
CLOSE FRIENDS USE WINE
COOLERS
q19d Frequency Percent
78 36.69
Never heard/None
63 29.37
A few
37 17.39
Some
27 12.81
Most
8
3.74
All

Frequency Missing = 20.163613925

CLOSE FRIENDS USE WINE
q19e Frequency Percent
113 53.44
Never heard/None
66 30.94
A few
17
7.81
Some
11
5.02
Most
6
2.79
All

Frequency Missing = 21.867922686

CLOSE FRIENDS USE LIQUOR
q19f Frequency Percent
76 36.26
Never heard/None
51 24.36
A few
41 19.42
Some
30 14.36
Most
12
5.60
All

Frequency Missing = 24.12971562

CLOSE FRIENDS USE INHALANTS
q19g Frequency Percent
179 84.34
Never heard/None
29 13.61
A few
3
1.25
Some
2
0.80
Most

Frequency Missing = 20.453955838

DIFFICULT TO GET
CIGARETTES
q20a Frequency Percent
27 12.67
Never heard of
37 16.89
Impossible
7
3.13
Very difficult
17
7.83
Somewhat diff
37 17.14
Somewhat easy
92 42.35
Very easy

Frequency Missing = 17.352993403

DIFFICULT TO GET
SMOKELESS TOBACCO
q20b Frequency Percent
37 17.47
Never heard of
39 18.13
Impossible
10
4.62
Very difficult
19
8.88
Somewhat diff
33 15.21
Somewhat easy
76 35.69
Very easy

Frequency Missing = 19.6980627

DIFFICULT TO GET BEER
q20c Frequency Percent
23 10.57
Never heard of
27 12.65
Impossible
10
4.46
Very difficult
24 11.25
Somewhat diff
49 22.76
Somewhat easy
82 38.31
Very easy

DIFFICULT TO GET WINE
q20e Frequency Percent
27 12.86
Never heard of
38 17.97
Impossible
15
7.18
Very difficult
24 11.31
Somewhat diff
41 19.46
Somewhat easy
66 31.22
Very easy

Frequency Missing = 24.135602099

DIFFICULT TO GET LIQUOR
q20f Frequency Percent
22 10.46
Never heard of
37 18.00
Impossible
12
5.91
Very difficult
24 11.43
Somewhat diff
42 20.27
Somewhat easy
70 33.93
Very easy

Frequency Missing = 26.489327983

DIFFICULT TO GET
INHALANTS
q20g Frequency Percent
40 18.91
Never heard of
40 19.04
Impossible
22 10.38
Very difficult
26 12.30
Somewhat diff
15
7.02
Somewhat easy
68 32.35
Very easy

Frequency Missing = 23.563574859

Frequency Missing = 20.62916515

The frequencies have been weighted so that the analysis reflects the distribution of students by grade level in the district.

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DIFFICULT TO GET UPPERS
q20m Frequency Percent
98 48.52
Never heard of
41 20.03
Impossible
29 14.18
Very difficult
19
9.54
Somewhat diff
6
3.11
Somewhat easy
9
4.61
Very easy

DIFFICULT TO GET ECSTASY
q20q Frequency Percent
62 30.37
Never heard of
63 30.99
Impossible
26 12.57
Very difficult
23 11.09
Somewhat diff
13
6.38
Somewhat easy
18
8.60
Very easy

Frequency Missing = 31.662330975

Frequency Missing = 30.348953663

DIFFICULT TO GET DOWNERS
q20n Frequency Percent
96 47.45
Never heard of
40 19.82
Impossible
30 14.82
Very difficult
20
9.95
Somewhat diff
5
2.69
Somewhat easy
11
5.25
Very easy

DIFFICULT TO GET HEROIN
q20r Frequency Percent
60 28.80
Never heard of
86 41.34
Impossible
27 13.10
Very difficult
21 10.33
Somewhat diff
5
2.59
Somewhat easy
8
3.83
Very easy

Frequency Missing = 31.478465076

Frequency Missing = 27.147401692

DIFFICULT TO GET CRACK
q20j Frequency Percent
35 17.21
Never heard of
77 37.49
Impossible
42 20.22
Very difficult
30 14.67
Somewhat diff
11
5.22
Somewhat easy
11
5.18
Very easy

DIFFICULT TO GET
ROHYPNOL
q20o Frequency Percent
102 49.87
Never heard of
45 22.10
Impossible
23 11.29
Very difficult
16
8.02
Somewhat diff
7
3.23
Somewhat easy
11
5.48
Very easy

Frequency Missing = 28.635988316

Frequency Missing = 29.782812902

AGE WHEN FIRST USED
CIGARETTES
q21a Frequency Percent
7
9.70
9 or younger
4
5.94
10 years old
4
5.30
11 years old
11 15.27
12 years old
7
9.59
13 years old
10 14.01
14 years old
8 10.09
15 years old
8 11.33
16 years old
11 14.99
17 years old
3
3.78
18 or older

DIFFICULT TO GET
HALLUCINOGENS
q20l Frequency Percent
73 35.15
Never heard of
60 29.29
Impossible
29 14.22
Very difficult
31 15.05
Somewhat diff
4
1.73
Somewhat easy
9
4.56
Very easy

DIFFICULT TO GET STEROIDS
q20p Frequency Percent
41 20.52
Never heard of
73 36.76
Impossible
35 17.56
Very difficult
25 12.32
Somewhat diff
13
6.37
Somewhat easy
13
6.47
Very easy

DIFFICULT TO GET
MARIJUANA
q20h Frequency Percent
20
9.59
Never heard of
57 28.00
Impossible
21 10.30
Very difficult
44 21.69
Somewhat diff
17
8.37
Somewhat easy
45 22.05
Very easy

Frequency Missing = 30.348953663

DIFFICULT TO GET COCAINE
q20i Frequency Percent
32 15.98
Never heard of
74 36.60
Impossible
37 18.28
Very difficult
30 14.66
Somewhat diff
16
7.68
Somewhat easy
14
6.79
Very easy

Frequency Missing = 31.670987561

Frequency Missing = 159.35823619

Frequency Missing = 34.596740684
Frequency Missing = 27.521019968

The frequencies have been weighted so that the analysis reflects the distribution of students by grade level in the district.

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AGE WHEN FIRST USED
SMOKELESS TOBACCO
q21b Frequency Percent
3
8.76
9 or younger
1
2.57
10 years old
1
3.62
11 years old
6 16.23
12 years old
9 24.01
13 years old
3
7.47
14 years old
9 24.47
15 years old
4 10.29
16 years old
1
2.57
18 or older

AGE WHEN FIRST USED
WINE
q21e Frequency Percent
7
8.93
9 or younger
3
3.98
11 years old
10 13.55
12 years old
11 15.03
13 years old
14 18.48
14 years old
14 18.97
15 years old
5
6.19
16 years old
10 13.62
17 years old
1
1.24
18 or older

AGE WHEN FIRST USED
MARIJUANA
q21h Frequency Percent
3
6.26
10 years old
4
8.73
11 years old
3
7.01
12 years old
6 12.14
13 years old
7 14.97
14 years old
9 18.75
15 years old
7 13.23
16 years old
8 15.13
17 years old
2
3.78
18 or older

Frequency Missing = 197.47232112

Frequency Missing = 158.12813524

Frequency Missing = 184.29526507

AGE WHEN FIRST USED
BEER
q21c Frequency Percent
12 10.08
9 or younger
3
2.28
10 years old
7
5.62
11 years old
15 12.70
12 years old
18 15.37
13 years old
14 12.44
14 years old
21 18.21
15 years old
13 11.12
16 years old
11
9.74
17 years old
3
2.43
18 or older

AGE WHEN FIRST USED
LIQUOR
q21f Frequency Percent
1
0.84
9 or younger
1
0.84
10 years old
4
4.42
11 years old
8
8.07
12 years old
19 18.98
13 years old
15 14.54
14 years old
25 25.33
15 years old
13 12.93
16 years old
12 12.18
17 years old
2
1.87
18 or older

AGE WHEN FIRST USED
COCAINE
q21i Frequency Percent
1
8.74
11 years old
2
22.36
13 years old
5 49.53
15 years old
2 19.37
17 years old

Frequency Missing = 118.20326553

Frequency Missing = 133.65942769

AGE WHEN FIRST USED
WINE COOLERS
q21d Frequency Percent
7
6.89
9 or younger
4
4.41
10 years old
3
3.54
11 years old
12 12.55
12 years old
15 14.94
13 years old
15 15.21
14 years old
19 18.94
15 years old
13 13.00
16 years old
8
8.60
17 years old
2
1.91
18 or older

AGE WHEN FIRST USED
INHALANTS
q21g Frequency Percent
1
8.66
10 years old
3 26.91
13 years old
3 27.00
14 years old
1
8.66
15 years old
3 28.78
17 years old

Frequency Missing = 224.20559171

Frequency Missing = 224.29752466

AGE WHEN FIRST USED
CRACK
q21j Frequency Percent
2 39.15
13 years old
2 39.15
15 years old
1 21.70
17 years old

Frequency Missing = 229.66893662

AGE WHEN FIRST USED
HALLUCINOGENS
q21l Frequency Percent
1 12.68
12 years old
1 12.68
13 years old
2 33.83
15 years old
2 26.74
16 years old
1 14.06
18 or older

Frequency Missing = 227.31521073
Frequency Missing = 135.63087871

The frequencies have been weighted so that the analysis reflects the distribution of students by grade level in the district.

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AGE WHEN FIRST USED
UPPERS
q21m Frequency Percent
1 15.81
12 years old
3 49.14
15 years old
1 17.52
16 years old
1 17.52
18 or older

AGE WHEN FIRST USED
HEROIN
q21r Frequency Percent
1 32.17
13 years old
1 32.17
14 years old
1 35.66
17 years old

Frequency Missing = 231.36458879

HOW OFTEN NORMALLY USE
WINE COOLERS
q22d Frequency Percent
8
3.76
Several times/wk
14
6.60
Several times/mo
32 15.09
About once/month
18
8.44
About once/year
20
9.18
< once/year
123 56.92
Never used

Frequency Missing = 228.63724463

AGE WHEN FIRST USED
DOWNERS
q21n Frequency Percent
1 23.71
12 years old
2 50.00
15 years old
1 26.29
16 years old

Frequency Missing = 230.42482975

AGE WHEN FIRST USED
ROHYPNOL
q21o Frequency Percent
1 47.43
14 years old
1 52.57
15 years old

HOW OFTEN NORMALLY USE
CIGARETTES
q22a Frequency Percent
6
2.78
Every day
9
4.01
Several times/wk
11
5.02
Several times/mo
10
4.89
About once/month
4
2.07
About once/year
19
8.99
< once/year
154 72.24
Never used

HOW OFTEN NORMALLY USE
WINE
q22e Frequency Percent
4
1.81
Several times/wk
4
2.18
Several times/mo
21 10.60
About once/month
20 10.08
About once/year
19
9.57
< once/year
133 65.75
Never used

Frequency Missing = 20.362022889
Frequency Missing = 31.395188714

AGE WHEN FIRST USED
STEROIDS
q21p Frequency Percent
1 100.00
9 or younger

HOW OFTEN NORMALLY USE
SMOKELESS TOBACCO
q22b Frequency Percent
11
5.02
Every day
1
0.45
Several times/wk
3
1.26
Several times/mo
4
1.97
About once/month
2
1.08
About once/year
12
5.52
< once/year
178 84.70
Never used

Frequency Missing = 232.6779661

Frequency Missing = 24.236191635

Frequency Missing = 232.21241488

Frequency Missing = 18.758303664

HOW OFTEN NORMALLY USE
LIQUOR
q22f Frequency Percent
12
5.89
Several times/wk
11
5.20
Several times/mo
35 16.75
About once/month
17
8.37
About once/year
18
8.55
< once/year
115 55.24
Never used

Frequency Missing = 26.015120171
AGE WHEN FIRST USED
ECSTASY
q21q Frequency Percent
1 16.32
14 years old
2 26.79
15 years old
3 33.68
16 years old
2 23.21
17 years old

HOW OFTEN NORMALLY USE
BEER
q22c Frequency Percent
16
7.65
Several times/wk
21
9.64
Several times/mo
29 13.80
About once/month
18
8.45
About once/year
26 12.13
< once/year
103 48.32
Never used

HOW OFTEN NORMALLY USE
INHALANTS
q22g Frequency Percent
4
1.89
About once/month
3
1.26
About once/year
3
1.31
< once/year
200 95.54
Never used

Frequency Missing = 225.90124388
Frequency Missing = 25.075361135
Frequency Missing = 21.209848976

The frequencies have been weighted so that the analysis reflects the distribution of students by grade level in the district.

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HOW OFTEN NORMALLY USE
MARIJUANA
q22h Frequency Percent
4
1.84
Every day
8
3.79
Several times/wk
5
2.51
Several times/mo
11
5.64
About once/month
7
3.55
About once/year
13
6.39
< once/year
152 76.28
Never used

Frequency Missing = 35.168767924

HOW OFTEN NORMALLY USE
COCAINE
q22i Frequency Percent
1
0.44
Several times/wk
3
1.40
About once/month
4
2.08
< once/year
187
96.08
Never used

Frequency Missing = 39.600420843

HOW OFTEN NORMALLY USE
CRACK
q22j Frequency Percent
3
1.33
About once/month
2
0.90
About once/year
1
0.43
< once/year
193 97.35
Never used

Frequency Missing = 35.453223358

HOW OFTEN NORMALLY USE
HALLUCINOGENS
q22l Frequency Percent
4
2.04
About once/month
3
1.37
About once/year
192 96.59
Never used

HOW OFTEN NORMALLY USE
UPPERS
q22m Frequency Percent
2
0.92
Several times/wk
2
0.92
About once/year
2
0.92
< once/year
189 97.24
Never used

Frequency Missing = 39.502601415

HOW OFTEN NORMALLY USE
DOWNERS
q22n Frequency Percent
1
0.47
About once/month
2
0.90
About once/year
2
0.90
< once/year
194 97.73
Never used

Frequency Missing = 35.053635322

HOW OFTEN NORMALLY USE
ROHYPNOL
q22o Frequency Percent
2
0.90
About once/month
1
0.43
About once/year
1
0.47
< once/year
195 98.20
Never used

Frequency Missing = 35.726252098

HOW OFTEN NORMALLY USE
STEROIDS
q22p Frequency Percent
1
0.66
Every day
2
1.12
About once/month
1
0.47
< once/year
197 97.75
Never used

Frequency Missing = 38.551415685

HOW OFTEN NORMALLY USE
HEROIN
q22r Frequency Percent
2
0.89
About once/month
1
0.42
About once/year
1
0.47
< once/year
197 98.22
Never used

Frequency Missing = 33.082184301

AMOUNT OF BEER AT ONE
TIME
q23a Frequency Percent
110 52.33
Never drink this
12
5.90
12+ drinks
4
1.93
9-11 drinks
13
6.02
5-8 drinks
21
9.93
3-4 drinks
18
8.73
2 drinks
12
5.85
1 drink
19
9.31
< 1 drink

Frequency Missing = 24.693086273

AMOUNT OF WINE COOLERS
AT ONE TIME
q23b Frequency Percent
138 66.12
Never drink this
5
2.57
12+ drinks
5
2.52
5-8 drinks
7
3.42
3-4 drinks
16
7.66
2 drinks
19
9.11
1 drink
18
8.60
< 1 drink

Frequency Missing = 25.084017722
Frequency Missing = 32.708566025

Frequency Missing = 35.335320649
HOW OFTEN NORMALLY USE
ECSTASY
q22q Frequency Percent
4
2.12
About once/month
2
0.91
About once/year
2
0.91
< once/year
188 96.05
Never used

AMOUNT OF WINE AT ONE
TIME
q23c Frequency Percent
113 53.18
Never drink this
9
4.35
12+ drinks
20
9.26
5-8 drinks
11
5.01
3-4 drinks
24 11.18
2 drinks
17
7.98
1 drink
19
9.05
< 1 drink

The frequencies have been weighted so that the analysis reflects the distribution of students by grade level in the district.

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Frequency Missing = 20.370679475
Frequency Missing = 21.684056787

AMOUNT OF LIQUOR AT ONE
TIME
q23d Frequency Percent
102 47.82
Never drink this
20
9.38
12+ drinks
7
3.39
9-11 drinks
20
9.43
5-8 drinks
12
5.42
3-4 drinks
17
7.98
2 drinks
19
8.86
1 drink
16
7.72
< 1 drink

Frequency Missing = 20.362022889

HOW MANY 5+ DRINKS IN PAST
30 DAYS
q24 Frequency Percent
85 39.17
Never 5+ at time
73 33.30
None
16
7.12
1 day
10
4.75
2 days
13
6.13
3 to 5 days
12
5.44
6 to 9 days
9
4.10
10 or more days

Frequency Missing = 15.847093607

GET ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
FROM HOME
q25a Frequency Percent
94 43.24
Do not Drink
72 33.23
Never
45 20.88
Seldom
6
2.65
Most of the Time

Frequency Missing = 17.160470918

GET ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
FROM FRIENDS
q25b Frequency Percent
81 37.77
Do not Drink
31 14.56
Never
28 13.17
Seldom
53 24.72
Most of the Time
21
9.78
Always

GET ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
FROM A STORE
q25c Frequency Percent
88 40.93
Do not Drink
78 36.17
Never
23 10.66
Seldom
19
8.94
Most of the Time
7
3.29
Always

Frequency Missing = 19.422263853

GET ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
AT PARTIES
q25d Frequency Percent
78 36.19
Do not Drink
34 16.08
Never
26 12.29
Seldom
35 16.36
Most of the Time
41 19.08
Always

Frequency Missing = 19.422263853

GET ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
FROM OTHER
q25e Frequency Percent
86 40.24
Do not Drink
54 25.18
Never
37 17.16
Seldom
19
9.15
Most of the Time
18
8.27
Always

Frequency Missing = 21.117916027

USE MARIJUANA AS JOINTS
q26a Frequency Percent
178 82.11
Never
13
6.01
Seldom
14
6.27
Half the time
8
3.92
Most of the time
1
0.39
Always
3
1.30
Don't know

Frequency Missing = 17.726611679

USE MARIJUANA AS BLUNTS
q26b Frequency Percent
175 81.01
Never
10
4.59
Seldom
15
7.12
Half the time
9
4.32
Most of the time
5
2.53
Always
1
0.44
Don't know

Frequency Missing = 18.390571867

USE MARIJUANA IN BONGS OR
WATER PIPES
q26c Frequency Percent
187 89.32
Never
11
5.50
Seldom
6
3.06
Half the time
3
1.67
Most of the time
1
0.45
Always

Frequency Missing = 25.084017722

USE MARIJUANA IN PIPES
q26d Frequency Percent
178 88.93
Never
8
3.99
Seldom
8
3.84
Half the time
6
2.82
Most of the time
1
0.42
Always

Frequency Missing = 33.289249851

USE MARIJUANA OTHER WAYS
q26e Frequency Percent
190 93.38
Never
9
4.45
Seldom
3
1.34
Half the time
2
0.83
Most of the time

Frequency Missing = 30.737115004

USED METHAMPHETAMINE EVEN
ONE TIME
q27 Frequency Percent
211
98.37
Never heard/used
1
0.44
At least once/month
2
0.79
At least once/year
1
0.40
At least once/life

The frequencies have been weighted so that the analysis reflects the distribution of students by grade level in the district.

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Frequency Missing = 19.813195301

RECENT PRECRIPTION DRUG USE
- CODEINE
q28a Frequency Percent
187 93.80
Never heard/used
4
2.23
At least once/month
5
2.27
At least once/year
3
1.70
At least once/life

Frequency Missing = 34.887082597

RECENT PRECRIPTION DRUG USE
- OXYCONTIN ETC
q28b Frequency Percent
192 96.90
Never heard/used
1
0.67
At least once/month
3
1.57
At least once/year
2
0.86
At least once/life

RECENT PRECRIPTION DRUG USE
- XANAX ETC
q28e Frequency Percent
182 88.97
Never heard/used
11
5.63
At least once/month
3
1.52
At least once/year
8
3.88
At least once/life

DANGEROUS FOR KIDS TO
USE INHALANTS
q30c Frequency Percent
156 81.60
Very
22 11.44
Somewhat
4
2.32
Not very
1
0.69
Not at all
8
3.95
Don't know

Frequency Missing = 29.989878453
Frequency Missing = 43.092314727
TAKE DXM, TRIPLE CS, ETC. TO
GET HIGH
q29 Frequency Percent
198 95.81
Never heard/used
4
2.10
At least once/month
2
0.86
At least once/year
3
1.23
At least once/life

DANGEROUS FOR KIDS TO
USE MARIJUANA
q30d Frequency Percent
123 64.29
Very
30 15.89
Somewhat
18
9.37
Not very
12
6.51
Not at all
8
3.95
Don't know

Frequency Missing = 27.055468743
Frequency Missing = 43.192904263

Frequency Missing = 36.283736272

RECENT PRECRIPTION DRUG USE
- VICODIN ETC
q28c Frequency Percent
177 94.30
Never heard/used
4
2.36
At least once/month
6
3.35
At least once/life

DANGEROUS FOR KIDS TO
USE TOBACCO
q30a Frequency Percent
92 44.61
Very
69 33.39
Somewhat
28 13.61
Not very
11
5.40
Not at all
6
2.98
Don't know

DANGEROUS FOR KIDS TO
USE COCAINE
q30e Frequency Percent
156 83.65
Very
20 10.70
Somewhat
1
0.45
Not at all
10
5.19
Don't know

Frequency Missing = 28.676501141
Frequency Missing = 47.233625734

Frequency Missing = 45.819658886

RECENT PRECRIPTION DRUG USE
- VALIUM ETC
q28d Frequency Percent
187 96.32
Never heard/used
4
1.84
At least once/month
3
1.40
At least once/year
1
0.44
At least once/life

Frequency Missing = 39.600420843

DANGEROUS FOR KIDS TO
USE ALCOHOL
q30b Frequency Percent
87 42.34
Very
73
35.56
Somewhat
39 19.03
Not very
3
1.37
Not at all
3
1.70
Don't know

DANGEROUS FOR KIDS TO
USE CRACK
q30f Frequency Percent
160 86.55
Very
15
8.15
Somewhat
1
0.71
Not very
8
4.58
Don't know

Frequency Missing = 28.575911605

Frequency Missing = 49.035753922

The frequencies have been weighted so that the analysis reflects the distribution of students by grade level in the district.

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DANGEROUS FOR KIDS TO
USE ECSTASY
q30g Frequency Percent
155 82.68
Very
13
6.90
Somewhat
3
1.46
Not very
3
1.87
Not at all
13
7.10
Don't know

Frequency Missing = 46.851350871

DANGEROUS FOR KIDS TO
USE STEROIDS
q30h Frequency Percent
139 75.37
Very
25 13.38
Somewhat
7
3.82
Not very
2
1.22
Not at all
11
6.21
Don't know

Frequency Missing = 29.708193126

q31b
None
1-3 days
4-9 days
10+ days

DAYS ILL SINCE
SEPTEMBER
Frequency Percent
54 25.94
115 55.56
30 14.66
8
3.84

Frequency Missing = 27.728085518

OTHER DAYS MISSED
SINCE SEPTEMBER
q31c Frequency Percent
55 26.43
None
115 55.52
1-3 days
27 12.87
4-9 days
11
5.18
10+ days

Frequency Missing = 48.937934494
Frequency Missing = 26.880259431
DANGEROUS FOR KIDS TO
USE HEROIN
q30i Frequency Percent
167 90.41
Very
8
4.08
Somewhat
10
5.51
Don't know

Frequency Missing = 49.21961982

DANGEROUS FOR KIDS TO
USE METHAMPHETAMINE
q30j Frequency Percent
177
89.82
Very
7
3.63
Somewhat
1
0.48
Not at all
12
6.07
Don't know

Frequency Missing = 36.873076684

DAYS SKIPPED SINCE
SEPTEMBER
q31a Frequency Percent
161 78.62
None
25 12.39
1-3 days
8
3.82
4-9 days
11
5.16
10+ days

SENT TO
PRINCIPAL/DEAN SINCE
SEPTEMBER
q31d Frequency Percent
176 85.63
None
24 11.85
1-3 days
3
1.24
4-9 days
3
1.28
10+ days

Frequency Missing = 28.20229333

SOMEONE CALLED
HOME SINCE
SEPTEMBER
q31e Frequency Percent
196 95.99
None
4
2.07
1-3 days
3
1.52
4-9 days
1
0.41
10+ days

Frequency Missing = 29.616260177

IN TROUBLE FOR
DRINKING SINCE
SEPTEMBER
q31f Frequency Percent
198 99.34
None
1
0.66
1-3 days

Frequency Missing = 34.987672133

IN TROUBLE FOR DRUG
USE SINCE SEPTEMBER
q31g Frequency Percent
200 98.47
None
3
1.53
1-3 days

Frequency Missing = 30.846361126

TROUBLE WITH
FRIENDS BECAUSE OF
DRINKING
q32a Frequency Percent
184 90.90
None
17
8.27
1-3 times
2
0.84
4-9 times

Frequency Missing = 31.412501887

DRIVEN A CAR AFTER A
GOOD BIT TO DRINK
q32b Frequency Percent
167 83.30
None
22 11.15
1-3 times
7
3.67
4-9 times
4
1.88
10+ times

Frequency Missing = 34.047913097

CRITICIZED BY DATE
BECAUSE OF DRINKING
q32c Frequency Percent
170 86.23
None
24 12.00
1-3 times
3
1.34
4-9 times
1
0.43
10+ times

Frequency Missing = 37.148875532

The frequencies have been weighted so that the analysis reflects the distribution of students by grade level in the district.

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TROUBLE WITH POLICE
BECAUSE OF DRINKING
q32d Frequency Percent
183 94.60
None
10
5.40
1-3 times

CLASS DAYS DRUNK ON
ALCOHOL SINCE SEPT
q33a Frequency Percent
187 92.02
None
12
5.99
1-3 days
3
1.53
4-9 days
1
0.46
10+ days

Frequency Missing = 40.548836466
Frequency Missing = 31.219979402
TROUBLE WITH
FRIENDS BECAUSE OF
DRUG USE
q32e Frequency Percent
184 94.77
None
7
3.83
1-3 times
3
1.40
4-9 times

Frequency Missing = 39.617734016

DRIVEN A CAR WHILE
HIGH FROM DRUGS
q32f Frequency Percent
178 92.82
None
6
3.29
1-3 times
1
0.49
4-9 times
6
3.39
10+ times

CLASS DAYS HIGH ON
MARIJUANA SINCE SEPT
q33b Frequency Percent
184 92.15
None
9
4.47
1-3 days
4
2.02
4-9 days
3
1.36
10+ days

Frequency Missing = 33.864047198

CLASS DAYS HIGH ON
INHALANTS SINCE SEPT
q33c Frequency Percent
200 99.11
None
1
0.42
1-3 days
1
0.47
4-9 days

Frequency Missing = 42.718696451
Frequency Missing = 32.168395024
CRITICIZED BY DATE
BECAUSE OF DRUG USE
q32g Frequency Percent
170 92.63
None
11
5.93
1-3 times
3
1.43
10+ times

Frequency Missing = 50.168035443

TROUBLE WITH POLICE
BECAUSE OF DRUG USE
q32h Frequency Percent
183 97.83
None
4
2.17
1-3 times

Frequency Missing = 47.432034697

CLASS DAYS HIGH ON
OTHER DRUG(S)
q33d Frequency Percent
196 98.02
None
2
0.90
1-3 days
1
0.66
4-9 days
1
0.42
10+ days

Frequency Missing = 34.329598423

ALCOHOL USE AT PARTIES
THIS SCHOOL YEAR
q34a Frequency Percent
65 31.51
Never
18
8.83
Seldom
10
4.75
Half the time
39 19.06
Most of the time
49 24.04
Always
24 11.81
Didn't attend

Frequency Missing = 28.11036038

DRUG USE AT PARTIES THIS
SCHOOL YEAR
q34b Frequency Percent
104 50.84
Never
29 14.09
Seldom
13
6.56
Half the time
16
7.71
Most of the time
11
5.64
Always
6
2.96
Don't know
25 12.21
Didn't attend

Frequency Missing = 30.280220366

SOUGHT HELP FOR
DRUG/ALCOHOL
PROBLEM
q35
Frequency Percent
165 92.63
No
13
7.37
Yes

Frequency Missing = 56.120131225

WOULD SEEK HELP
FROM SCHOOL
COUNSELOR
q36a Frequency Percent
142 73.42
No
51 26.58
Yes

Frequency Missing = 40.74724543

WOULD SEEK HELP
OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL
q36b Frequency Percent
137 69.89
No
59 30.11
Yes

Frequency Missing = 37.81283572

WOULD SEEK HELP
FROM OTHER
COUNSELOR
q36c Frequency Percent
124 63.87
No
70 36.13
Yes

The frequencies have been weighted so that the analysis reflects the distribution of students by grade level in the district.

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Frequency Missing = 40.264381032

WOULD SEEK HELP
FROM PARENTS
q36d Frequency Percent
74 39.00
No
116 61.00
Yes

q37a
No
Yes

DRUG/ALCOHOL
INFO--SCHOOL
HEALTH CLASS
Frequency Percent
92 56.45
71 43.55

DRUG/ALCOHOL
INFO--SCHOOL
STUDENT GROUP OR
CLUB
q37f Frequency Percent
129 86.41
No
20 13.59
Yes

Frequency Missing = 70.903676608
Frequency Missing = 84.839395903

Frequency Missing = 43.9487974

WOULD SEEK HELP
FROM A MEDICAL
DOCTOR
q36e Frequency Percent
117 60.85
No
75 39.15
Yes

DRUG/ALCOHOL
INFO--SCHOOL
ASSEMBLY PROGRAM
q37b Frequency Percent
60 37.71
No
99 62.29
Yes

q37g
No
Yes

DRUG/ALCOHOL
INFO--INVITED
SCHOOL GUEST
Frequency Percent
92 64.50
51 35.50

Frequency Missing = 75.792224166
Frequency Missing = 91.25704291

Frequency Missing = 41.778937415

WOULD SEEK HELP
FROM FRIENDS
q36f Frequency Percent
38 19.93
No
152 80.07
Yes

q37c
No
Yes

DRUG/ALCOHOL
INFO--SCHOOL
GUIDANCE
COUNSELOR
Frequency Percent
124 82.62
26 17.38

DRUG/ALCOHOL
INFO--ANOTHER
SCHOOL SOURCE
q37h Frequency Percent
110 70.31
No
46 29.69
Yes

Frequency Missing = 84.287798208

Frequency Missing = 78.145950049

DRUG/ALCOHOL
INFO--SCIENCE CLASS
q37d Frequency Percent
113 76.39
No
35 23.61
Yes

DRUG/ALCOHOL INFO-WEBSITE/ONLINE CHAT
GROUP
q38a
Frequency Percent
148
79.97
No
37
20.03
Yes

Frequency Missing = 44.423005212

WOULD SEEK HELP
FROM ANOTHER
ADULT
q36g Frequency Percent
63 32.51
No
131 67.49
Yes

Frequency Missing = 86.342525592
Frequency Missing = 49.127686871
Frequency Missing = 40.166561604

WOULD NOT SEEK
HELP
q36h Frequency Percent
156 84.15
No
29 15.85
Yes

q37e
No
Yes

DRUG/ALCOHOL
INFO--SOCIAL
STUDIES CLASS
Frequency Percent
131 85.89
22 14.11

Frequency Missing = 81.629187346
Frequency Missing = 48.578859284

DRUG/ALCOHOL INFO-BOOKS/MAGAZINES/POSTERS/PA
MPHLETS
q38b
Frequency
99
No
85
Yes
DRUG/ALCOHOL INFO-BOOKS/MAGAZINES/POSTERS/PA
MPHLETS
q38b
Percent
53.77
No
46.23
Yes

The frequencies have been weighted so that the analysis reflects the distribution of students by grade level in the district.

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DRUG/ALCOHOL INFO-TV/RADIO/OTHER
AUDIO/VIDEO
q38c
Frequency Percent
96
50.89
No
93
49.11
Yes

PARENTS FEEL ABOUT KIDS
USING MARIJUANA
q39c Frequency Percent
157 80.77
Strong disapprove
13
6.92
Mild disapprove
6
3.05
Neither
2
1.12
Mildly approve
3
1.60
Strongly approve
13
6.54
Don't know

Frequency Missing = 44.696033952

Frequency Missing = 39.706896858

DRUG/ALCOHOL
INFO--PARENTS
q38d Frequency Percent
107 56.61
No
82 43.39
Yes

TESTED FOR DRUG
USE AT SCHOOL
q40 Frequency Percent
109 55.89
No
86 44.11
Yes

Frequency Missing = 45.543860039

Frequency Missing = 39.517144481

PARENTS FEEL ABOUT KIDS
SMOKING CIGARET
q39a Frequency Percent
128 64.60
Strong disapprove
28 14.17
Mild disapprove
19
9.43
Neither
7
3.37
Mildly approve
3
1.57
Strongly approve
14
6.87
Don't know

PURCHASED
LOTTERY TICKET IN
PAST YEAR
q41 Frequency Percent
168 88.01
No
23 11.99
Yes

Frequency Missing = 50.624930081

Frequency Missing = 43.184247676

Frequency Missing = 35.467766423

PARENTS FEEL ABOUT KIDS
DRINKING BEER
q39b Frequency Percent
107 54.65
Strong disapprove
39 19.88
Mild disapprove
26 13.29
Neither
11
5.73
Mildly approve
1
0.43
Strongly approve
12
6.02
Don't know

Frequency Missing = 38.485452495

The frequencies have been weighted so that the analysis reflects the distribution of students by grade level in the district.

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State - Grades 8,10,12
SPRING 2009

Texas School Survey
of Drug and Alcohol Use
2009
Part II: State Results

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SPRING 2009

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State - Grades 8,10,12
SPRING 2009
Part II: State Results
Secondary (8,10,12 Large)
Table of Contents

General Substance Tables

5-38

Tobacco
Alcohol
Drugs
Inhalants
Miscellaneous

Prevalence Tables

39-68
Selected Substances:
Table B1:
Table B2:
Table B3:
Table B4:
Table B5:
Table B6:
Table B7:
Table B8:
Table B9:
Table B10:
Table B11:
Table B12:
Table B13
Table B14:

Margin Tables

All Students
Male Students
Female Students
White Students
African/American Students
Mexican/American Students
Students Reporting A Grades
Students Reporting Grades Lower Than an A
Students Living With 2 Parents
Students Not Living With 2 Parents
Students who would seek help from adults
Students who wouldn’t seek help from adults
Students Living in Town More Than 3 Years
Students Living in Town 3 Years or Less

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SPRING 2009

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State - Grades 8,10,12
SPRING 2009

1. General Substance Tables

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SPRING 2009

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SPRING 2009

Table T-1: How recently, if ever, have you used ..
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

14.8%
6.4%
15.6%
24.0%

20.1%
9.9%
21.1%
31.4%

34.8%
22.7%
36.2%
47.8%

65.2%
77.3%
63.8%
52.2%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

13.3%
5.7%
13.8%
21.8%

18.4%
8.7%
19.1%
29.4%

33.1%
21.4%
34.3%
45.7%

66.9%
78.6%
65.7%
54.3%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

4.5%
1.9%
4.8%
7.2%

6.5%
3.3%
7.0%
9.7%

10.9%
6.4%
11.4%
15.7%

89.1%
93.6%
88.6%
84.3%

Any tobacco product

Cigarettes

Smokeless tobacco

Table T-2: How often do you normally use ..
Never
Used

Every
Day

Several
Times a
Week

Several
Times a
Month

About
Once a
Month

About
Once a
Year

Less than
Once a
Year

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

68.6%
80.1%
66.9%
56.6%

4.5%
1.0%
4.5%
8.9%

2.8%
1.5%
3.1%
4.0%

4.2%
2.3%
4.4%
6.4%

5.9%
4.2%
6.4%
7.5%

4.9%
3.8%
5.3%
5.7%

9.0%
7.1%
9.4%
10.8%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

69.9%
81.1%
68.5%
58.2%

3.7%
0.8%
3.7%
7.2%

2.6%
1.4%
2.8%
3.8%

4.0%
2.2%
4.1%
6.2%

5.9%
3.9%
6.2%
7.9%

4.8%
3.5%
5.3%
5.8%

9.0%
7.1%
9.5%
10.8%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

90.0%
94.5%
89.2%
85.5%

1.2%
0.2%
1.2%
2.2%

0.8%
0.3%
1.0%
1.1%

1.0%
0.6%
1.2%
1.4%

1.7%
1.2%
2.1%
1.9%

1.8%
1.1%
2.0%
2.4%

3.5%
2.0%
3.4%
5.6%

Any tobacco product?

Cigarettes?

Smokeless tobacco?

Table T-3: Average age of first use of:
Grade 8
Cigarettes
11.5
Smokeless tobacco
12.0

Grade 10

Grade 12

12.9

14.5

13.5

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Grade 8
Any Tobacco
11.5

Grade 10

Grade 12

12.9

14.5

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Table T-4: If you wanted some, how difficult would it be to get...
Never
Heard Of

Impossible

Very
Difficult

Somewhat
Difficult

Somewhat
Easy

Very Easy

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

10.3%
13.6%
8.8%
8.2%

13.6%
23.7%
11.5%
4.0%

5.4%
9.0%
4.8%
1.6%

8.3%
11.6%
8.9%
3.7%

16.9%
17.5%
21.8%
10.0%

45.5%
24.5%
44.3%
72.5%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

10.5%
13.9%
9.0%
8.2%

14.3%
24.9%
12.1%
4.1%

5.5%
9.3%
5.0%
1.5%

8.7%
11.9%
9.6%
3.9%

17.2%
17.5%
22.6%
10.3%

43.7%
22.5%
41.7%
72.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

21.0%
25.6%
19.9%
16.7%

18.3%
30.3%
16.2%
6.2%

7.5%
10.9%
7.8%
3.1%

10.4%
11.7%
12.3%
6.4%

12.9%
10.4%
17.0%
10.8%

30.0%
11.1%
26.9%
56.9%

Any tobacco product??

Cigarettes?

Smokeless Tobacco?

Table T-5: About how many of your close friends...
None

A Few

Some

Most

ALL

38.2%
55.0%
33.1%
23.7%

31.6%
28.0%
33.9%
33.0%

18.3%
11.3%
19.9%
25.0%

10.0%
4.6%
10.8%
15.7%

1.9%
1.0%
2.2%
2.6%

40.8%
57.4%
36.5%
26.0%

31.9%
27.8%
34.4%
34.0%

16.7%
9.6%
17.9%
23.9%

8.8%
4.3%
9.1%
13.8%

1.7%
0.9%
2.0%
2.3%

67.3%
78.6%
64.1%
57.5%

19.0%
14.1%
20.4%
23.3%

9.4%
5.1%
10.6%
13.0%

3.5%
1.7%
3.9%
5.2%

0.8%
0.5%
1.0%
1.0%

Use any tobacco product?
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12
Smoke cigarettes?
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12
Use a smokeless tobacco product?
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

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Table T-6: How do your parents feel about kids your age smoking cigarettes?

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

Strongly
Disapprove
72.5%
81.4%
74.0%
60.2%

Mildly
Disapprove
10.0%
5.6%
9.6%
15.6%

Neither
8.0%
3.4%
7.0%
14.6%

Mildly
Approve
1.5%
0.8%
1.5%
2.2%

Strongly
Approve
1.1%
0.8%
1.1%
1.2%

Don't know
7.0%
8.0%
6.8%
6.2%

Table T-7: How dangerous do you think it is for kids your age to use tobacco?

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

Very
Dangerous

Somewhat
Dangerous

Not very
Dangerous

46.5%
58.7%
43.5%
36.0%

28.2%
24.4%
29.6%
30.9%

15.5%
9.0%
16.8%
21.4%

Not at All
Dangerous Do Not Know
5.1%
2.4%
5.2%
8.2%

4.7%
5.5%
5.0%
3.5%

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Table A-1: How recently, if ever, have you used...
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

33.3%
22.4%
34.2%
45.2%

45.4%
32.3%
47.6%
58.4%

66.3%
55.9%
68.8%
76.0%

33.7%
44.1%
31.2%
24.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

22.3%
12.6%
23.0%
33.3%

32.3%
19.8%
34.3%
44.9%

51.2%
39.9%
53.5%
62.3%

48.8%
60.1%
46.5%
37.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

19.7%
13.8%
21.1%
25.0%

31.4%
21.8%
33.7%
40.0%

49.9%
39.6%
52.8%
58.8%

50.1%
60.4%
47.2%
41.2%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

13.0%
9.5%
13.1%
17.0%

23.3%
16.9%
24.0%
30.3%

44.4%
36.1%
46.3%
52.2%

55.6%
63.9%
53.7%
47.8%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

22.0%
10.9%
22.8%
34.5%

32.9%
17.7%
35.2%
48.7%

48.3%
31.7%
52.1%
63.6%

51.7%
68.3%
47.9%
36.4%

Any alcohol product

Beer

Wine coolers

Wine

Liquor

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SPRING 2009
Table A-2: How often do you normally use...
Never
Used

Every
Day

Several
Times a
Week

Several
Times a
Month

About
Once a
Month

About
Once a
Year

Less than
Once a
Year

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

39.5%
51.1%
36.8%
28.7%

0.7%
0.4%
0.7%
1.0%

5.1%
3.5%
4.9%
7.2%

14.5%
8.3%
15.7%
20.6%

16.3%
12.0%
17.6%
20.0%

13.5%
13.4%
14.1%
13.0%

10.4%
11.2%
10.2%
9.6%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

50.8%
62.2%
48.3%
40.0%

0.3%
0.1%
0.3%
0.5%

4.0%
2.4%
3.9%
5.9%

11.1%
5.7%
12.0%
16.6%

13.3%
9.4%
14.8%
16.2%

10.6%
10.2%
10.8%
10.7%

10.0%
10.0%
9.9%
10.1%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

53.6%
65.3%
50.4%
43.2%

0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.1%

2.5%
2.0%
2.5%
3.2%

8.6%
5.3%
10.0%
10.9%

12.9%
8.5%
13.6%
17.2%

12.5%
10.3%
13.1%
14.5%

9.7%
8.3%
10.1%
10.9%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

57.1%
66.1%
54.8%
49.0%

0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.2%

1.6%
1.4%
1.6%
1.9%

5.7%
3.9%
6.3%
7.4%

9.4%
6.8%
9.7%
12.4%

13.9%
11.5%
14.8%
15.8%

12.1%
10.3%
12.9%
13.3%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

53.7%
70.2%
49.7%
38.7%

0.2%
0.1%
0.2%
0.5%

3.1%
1.9%
3.1%
4.6%

10.8%
4.8%
11.8%
16.8%

13.2%
7.6%
14.3%
18.6%

11.1%
8.4%
12.3%
12.9%

7.9%
7.1%
8.6%
8.0%

Any alcohol product?

Beer?

Wine coolers?

Wine?

Liquor?

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State - Grades 8,10,12
SPRING 2009
Table A-3: When you drink the following alcoholic beverages, how many drinks do
you usually have at one time, on average?
Never

Ever

5 or More

1 to 4

Less than 1

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

50.6%
66.5%
47.0%
35.8%

49.4%
33.5%
53.0%
64.2%

13.6%
5.9%
15.4%
20.7%

26.4%
16.9%
28.1%
36.0%

9.3%
10.7%
9.5%
7.5%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

55.3%
61.9%
54.0%
49.0%

44.7%
38.1%
46.0%
51.0%

4.1%
2.8%
4.5%
5.2%

24.3%
18.8%
25.5%
29.6%

16.3%
16.5%
16.1%
16.3%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

50.7%
61.2%
47.3%
42.2%

49.3%
38.8%
52.7%
57.8%

10.5%
6.1%
12.5%
13.2%

29.6%
22.2%
31.4%
36.2%

9.2%
10.4%
8.8%
8.4%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

48.4%
57.8%
46.5%
39.4%

51.6%
42.2%
53.5%
60.6%

15.0%
7.0%
16.7%
22.6%

23.6%
19.3%
24.8%
27.3%

13.0%
15.8%
12.0%
10.7%

Beer

Wine Coolers

Wine

Liquor

Table A-4: During the past 30 days, on how many days have you had five or more
drinks of alcohol at one time?
Never/None

1 day

2 days

3 to 5 days

6 to 9 days

10 or
more days

76.8%
86.7%
75.9%
66.0%

7.0%
4.9%
7.0%
9.7%

5.3%
3.2%
5.8%
7.0%

5.6%
2.7%
5.9%
8.8%

2.5%
1.0%
2.7%
4.1%

2.8%
1.5%
2.7%
4.3%

Alcohol
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

Table A-5: Average age of first use of:
Grade 8

Grade 10

Grade 12

11.2
Wine Coolers
11.8
Wine
11.6
Liquor
12.2
Any Alcohol
11.2

12.8

14.3

13.1

14.4

13.0

14.3

13.8

15.1

12.6

13.9

Beer

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State - Grades 8,10,12
SPRING 2009
Table A-6: If you wanted some, how difficult would it be to get...
Never
Heard Of

Impossible

Very
Difficult

Somewhat
Difficult

Somewhat
Easy

Very Easy

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

9.1%
12.3%
7.3%
7.3%

10.7%
17.7%
8.7%
4.6%

5.2%
7.5%
4.3%
3.4%

11.2%
11.4%
11.3%
10.9%

22.5%
19.0%
22.6%
26.6%

41.4%
32.0%
45.8%
47.3%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

12.8%
18.1%
10.6%
9.1%

11.8%
20.1%
9.3%
4.7%

6.4%
9.2%
5.7%
3.8%

12.3%
12.1%
12.7%
11.9%

21.4%
16.5%
23.0%
25.5%

35.4%
24.0%
38.8%
45.1%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

11.1%
14.2%
9.9%
8.9%

13.2%
22.0%
10.6%
5.6%

7.1%
9.7%
6.9%
4.1%

13.3%
13.2%
13.7%
12.8%

20.4%
15.5%
21.5%
24.9%

35.0%
25.4%
37.4%
43.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12
Any alcohol product?
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

10.7%
14.5%
8.9%
8.3%

14.8%
25.5%
11.6%
5.6%

7.7%
10.5%
7.3%
4.8%

11.8%
11.6%
12.1%
11.9%

20.1%
14.8%
21.1%
25.3%

34.8%
23.1%
38.9%
44.0%

8.3%
11.2%
6.6%
6.7%

8.3%
13.9%
6.5%
3.7%

4.0%
6.2%
3.2%
2.3%

9.3%
10.5%
8.4%
8.9%

21.3%
18.9%
21.2%
24.4%

48.8%
39.3%
54.0%
54.0%

Beer?

Wine coolers?

Wine?

Liquor?

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State - Grades 8,10,12
SPRING 2009
Table A-7: Since school began in the fall, on how many days (if any) have you...
None
1-3 Times
Attended class while drunk on alcohol?
91.2%
6.5%
All
92.0%
6.1%
Grade 8
91.1%
6.6%
Grade 10
90.3%
6.8%
Grade 12
Gotten into trouble with teachers because of your drinking?
98.6%
0.9%
All
98.8%
0.8%
Grade 8
98.8%
0.7%
Grade 10
98.1%
1.2%
Grade 12

4-9 Times

10+ Times

1.1%
0.9%
1.1%
1.1%

1.3%
0.9%
1.2%
1.8%

0.2%
0.1%
0.1%
0.3%

0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.5%

Table A-8: School year use of alcohol by absences and conduct problems:
Average days absent due to
illness or other reasons
Alcohol Users:
4.8
Alcohol Non-use
3.7

Average days conduct problems
reported
Alcohol Users:
3.6
Alcohol Non-use
1.4

Table A-9: During the past twelve months, how many times have you...
None
1-3 Times
Driven a car when you've had a good bit to drink?
86.7%
10.0%
All
91.4%
6.8%
Grade 10
80.9%
13.9%
Grade 12
Gotten into trouble with the police because of drinking?
96.2%
3.1%
All
97.8%
1.6%
Grade 8
96.3%
2.9%
Grade 10
94.3%
5.0%
Grade 12

4-9 Times

10+ Times

1.7%
1.0%
2.7%

1.6%
0.9%
2.6%

0.4%
0.3%
0.5%
0.4%

0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.4%

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State - Grades 8,10,12
SPRING 2009
Table A-10: About how many of your close friends use...
None

A Few

Some

Most

ALL

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

23.9%
38.3%
17.9%
13.6%

22.4%
25.6%
22.5%
18.3%

20.4%
17.1%
23.7%
20.2%

23.2%
13.3%
25.2%
32.8%

10.2%
5.7%
10.6%
15.1%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

29.0%
44.9%
23.3%
16.7%

23.1%
25.6%
23.5%
19.7%

19.7%
15.1%
23.0%
21.3%

20.3%
10.6%
21.9%
30.1%

7.9%
3.9%
8.3%
12.2%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

39.5%
54.8%
34.6%
27.0%

22.2%
20.7%
22.4%
23.8%

19.0%
13.0%
22.0%
22.6%

13.9%
7.8%
15.4%
19.5%

5.4%
3.7%
5.6%
7.1%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

50.3%
62.2%
47.4%
39.3%

24.8%
20.8%
25.9%
28.2%

14.3%
9.9%
15.6%
18.2%

7.5%
5.1%
7.9%
10.1%

3.1%
2.0%
3.2%
4.2%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

36.4%
56.3%
29.5%
20.4%

20.2%
20.1%
21.4%
18.9%

18.4%
11.8%
21.9%
22.0%

18.0%
8.5%
19.7%
27.4%

7.1%
3.3%
7.4%
11.2%

Any alcohol product?

Beer?

Wine coolers?

Wine?

Liquor?

Table A-11: During the past twelve months, how many times have you...
None
1-3 Times
4-9 Times
Had difficulties of any kind with your friends because of your drinking?
91.8%
7.0%
0.7%
All
94.7%
4.5%
0.5%
Grade 8
90.9%
7.9%
0.8%
Grade 10
89.4%
9.1%
1.0%
Grade 12
Been criticized by someone you were dating because of drinking?
91.3%
7.1%
1.0%
All
95.1%
4.1%
0.4%
Grade 8
90.0%
8.3%
1.1%
Grade 10
88.6%
9.2%
1.4%
Grade 12

10+ Times
0.4%
0.3%
0.5%
0.5%
0.6%
0.4%
0.7%
0.8%

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State - Grades 8,10,12
SPRING 2009
Table A-12: Thinking of parties you attended this school year, how often was
alcohol used?
Never
38.2%
57.0%
31.8%
23.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

Seldom
10.7%
12.1%
11.1%
8.7%

Half
the Time
7.4%
6.8%
8.5%
6.5%

Most
of the Time
13.5%
7.6%
15.5%
18.1%

Always
18.6%
6.5%
19.8%
31.5%

Didn't
attend
9.9%
7.8%
11.4%
10.4%

Don't know
1.8%
2.2%
1.9%
1.1%

Table A-13: How often, if ever, do you get alcoholic beverages from..
Do Not Drink

Never

Seldom

Most of
the Time

Always

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

43.6%
51.1%
42.3%
36.1%

25.5%
22.3%
25.5%
29.3%

21.6%
18.4%
21.9%
25.0%

6.3%
5.6%
7.0%
6.4%

3.0%
2.6%
3.2%
3.3%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

39.9%
50.5%
37.6%
29.8%

16.2%
22.8%
14.3%
10.7%

16.4%
13.3%
18.5%
17.6%

18.8%
10.0%
20.6%
27.1%

8.7%
3.4%
9.0%
14.8%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

42.0%
51.6%
40.1%
32.7%

41.5%
40.4%
42.0%
42.3%

8.5%
4.7%
9.3%
12.0%

5.2%
2.2%
5.5%
8.2%

2.9%
1.1%
3.1%
4.8%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

38.6%
48.0%
36.5%
29.9%

15.0%
18.9%
13.5%
11.9%

13.8%
13.6%
14.1%
13.6%

16.3%
11.0%
18.0%
20.5%

16.4%
8.5%
17.8%
24.1%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

42.1%
50.5%
40.4%
33.9%

25.3%
25.0%
24.5%
26.7%

14.7%
12.2%
15.8%
16.3%

9.3%
6.8%
10.1%
11.3%

8.6%
5.5%
9.2%
11.7%

At home

From friends

From a store

At parties

Other source

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State - Grades 8,10,12
SPRING 2009
Table A-14: How do your parents feel about kids your age drinking beer?

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

Strongly
Disapprove
60.8%
69.6%
59.1%
52.6%

Mildly
Disapprove
16.5%
12.1%
17.5%
20.5%

Neither
11.0%
6.9%
12.0%
14.7%

Mildly
Approve
3.8%
2.4%
4.1%
5.1%

Strongly
Approve
1.4%
1.2%
1.4%
1.6%

Don't know
6.5%
7.9%
5.9%
5.5%

Table A-15: How dangerous do you think it is for kids your age to use alcohol?

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

Very
Dangerous

Somewhat
Dangerous

Not very
Dangerous

42.1%
47.0%
40.8%
37.9%

33.9%
28.3%
34.6%
39.9%

16.1%
16.0%
16.8%
15.4%

Not at All
Dangerous Do Not Know
4.3%
4.5%
4.5%
3.8%

3.6%
4.2%
3.3%
3.1%

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State - Grades 8,10,12
SPRING 2009
Table D-1: How recently, if ever, have you used...
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

11.0%
5.7%
12.7%
15.3%

16.4%
8.3%
18.9%
23.2%

27.2%
14.9%
30.1%
38.6%

72.8%
85.1%
69.9%
61.4%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.2%
1.2%
2.5%
3.2%

3.9%
1.8%
4.2%
6.0%

7.3%
3.4%
7.9%
11.3%

92.7%
96.6%
92.1%
88.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.6%
0.6%
0.5%
0.7%

0.9%
0.9%
0.8%
1.0%

1.8%
1.8%
1.8%
1.9%

98.2%
98.2%
98.2%
98.1%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.8%
0.8%
2.2%
2.6%

2.9%
1.1%
3.2%
4.6%

5.1%
2.1%
6.0%
7.7%

94.9%
97.9%
94.0%
92.3%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.3%
0.8%
2.9%
3.5%

3.8%
1.3%
4.5%
6.1%

6.1%
2.2%
6.9%
9.9%

93.9%
97.8%
93.1%
90.1%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.5%
0.8%
2.9%
4.0%

4.0%
1.1%
4.8%
6.5%

6.4%
1.9%
7.4%
10.8%

93.6%
98.1%
92.6%
89.2%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.0%
0.8%
1.3%
1.0%

1.5%
1.1%
2.0%
1.4%

2.6%
1.8%
3.4%
2.6%

97.4%
98.2%
96.6%
97.4%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.6%
0.5%
0.8%
0.7%

1.0%
0.7%
1.1%
1.1%

1.7%
1.5%
1.8%
1.7%

98.3%
98.5%
98.2%
98.3%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.1%
0.9%
2.4%
3.4%

3.4%
1.4%
3.6%
5.5%

5.9%
2.3%
6.6%
9.4%

94.1%
97.7%
93.4%
90.6%

Marijuana?

Cocaine?

Crack?

Hallucinogens?

Uppers?

Downers?

Rohypnol?

Steroids?

Ecstasy?

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State - Grades 8,10,12
SPRING 2009
Table D-1: How recently, if ever, have you used...
(Continued)
 
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

0.4%
0.4%
0.5%
0.4%

0.8%
0.6%
0.7%
1.0%

1.5%
1.3%
1.5%
1.8%

98.5%
98.7%
98.5%
98.2%

Heroin?
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

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State - Grades 8,10,12
SPRING 2009
Table D-2: How often do you normally use...
Never
Used

Every
Day

Several
Times a
Week

Several
Times a
Month

About
Once a
Month

About
Once a
Year

Less than
Once a
Year

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

76.0%
86.7%
73.0%
66.8%

2.5%
1.0%
2.6%
4.2%

2.7%
1.8%
3.1%
3.4%

4.0%
2.3%
5.1%
4.8%

4.6%
2.8%
5.3%
5.9%

4.1%
2.3%
4.7%
5.6%

6.0%
3.0%
6.3%
9.3%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

93.9%
97.3%
93.2%
90.5%

0.1%
0.1%
0.2%
0.1%

0.5%
0.2%
0.4%
0.8%

1.0%
0.4%
1.2%
1.4%

1.2%
0.6%
1.3%
1.8%

1.3%
0.7%
1.4%
1.8%

2.2%
0.8%
2.2%
3.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

98.5%
98.6%
98.5%
98.4%

0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%

0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.2%

0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.1%

0.3%
0.2%
0.4%
0.3%

0.3%
0.4%
0.2%
0.3%

0.5%
0.4%
0.5%
0.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

95.8%
98.3%
95.1%
93.5%

0.1%
0.0%
0.1%
0.1%

0.1%
0.1%
0.2%
0.2%

0.4%
0.2%
0.5%
0.5%

0.9%
0.4%
1.1%
1.4%

1.4%
0.5%
1.4%
2.4%

1.3%
0.5%
1.6%
1.8%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

94.3%
97.9%
93.5%
90.9%

0.2%
0.1%
0.3%
0.4%

0.4%
0.1%
0.5%
0.5%

1.0%
0.4%
1.3%
1.3%

1.3%
0.5%
1.6%
1.9%

1.3%
0.3%
1.3%
2.2%

1.5%
0.5%
1.6%
2.8%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

94.0%
98.0%
93.2%
90.2%

0.1%
0.0%
0.2%
0.1%

0.5%
0.2%
0.7%
0.7%

1.1%
0.4%
1.5%
1.4%

1.4%
0.6%
1.4%
2.3%

1.3%
0.3%
1.5%
2.3%

1.6%
0.6%
1.4%
3.1%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

97.9%
98.5%
97.3%
97.8%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.1%

0.2%
0.1%
0.4%
0.1%

0.2%
0.2%
0.3%
0.1%

0.4%
0.4%
0.5%
0.5%

0.5%
0.4%
0.6%
0.4%

0.7%
0.4%
0.8%
0.9%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

98.6%
98.7%
98.6%
98.4%

0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.3%

0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%

0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%

0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.3%

0.2%
0.3%
0.1%
0.3%

0.5%
0.4%
0.6%
0.5%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

94.5%
97.8%
93.8%
91.3%

0.1%
0.0%
0.1%
0.1%

0.2%
0.1%
0.2%
0.3%

0.8%
0.3%
1.1%
1.1%

1.2%
0.6%
1.4%
1.7%

1.5%
0.5%
1.5%
2.6%

1.7%
0.5%
1.9%
2.9%

Marijuana?

Cocaine?

Crack?

Hallucinogens?

Uppers?

Downers?

Rohypnol?

Steroids?

Ecstasy?

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SPRING 2009
Table D-2: How often do you normally use...
(Continued)
 
Never
Used

Every
Day

Several
Times a
Week

Several
Times a
Month

About
Once a
Month

About
Once a
Year

Less than
Once a
Year

98.7%
99.0%
98.8%
98.4%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.2%

0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%

0.3%
0.2%
0.3%
0.3%

0.2%
0.3%
0.2%
0.3%

0.5%
0.3%
0.5%
0.8%

Heroin?
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

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Table D-3: Average age of first use of:
Grade 8
Marijuana
12.2
Cocaine
13.0
Crack
12.4
Hallucinogens
12.6
Uppers
12.4
Downers
12.5
Rohypnol
12.3
Steroids
12.0
Ecstasy
12.8
Heroin
12.5

Grade 10

Grade 12

13.5

14.8

14.3

15.6

14.1

15.4

14.3

15.8

14.1

15.2

14.1

15.2

13.7

15.1

13.4

15.4

14.6

16.0

14.0

15.6

Table D-4: Age of first use of marijuana by family situation:
Never 9/Under

10 to 11

12 to 13

14 to 15

16 to 17

Over 17

Two parent family
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12
Other family situation
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

78.3%
89.3%
77.1%
66.2%

0.6%
0.6%
0.6%
0.6%

1.8%
2.1%
1.7%
1.4%

5.6%
5.7%
6.3%
4.7%

8.0%
2.1%
12.1%
10.3%

4.9%
0.0%
2.2%
14.2%

0.8%
0.0%
0.0%
2.6%

62.8%
76.9%
58.6%
51.9%

2.2%
2.4%
2.4%
1.6%

4.4%
4.8%
4.9%
3.4%

10.8%
11.3%
11.6%
9.2%

12.7%
4.6%
17.7%
15.7%

6.4%
0.0%
4.8%
15.9%

0.7%
0.0%
0.1%
2.2%

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SPRING 2009
Table D-5: If you wanted some, how difficult would it be to get..
Never
Heard Of

Impossible

Very
Difficult

Somewhat
Difficult

Somewhat
Easy

Very Easy

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

13.4%
16.9%
11.4%
11.3%

23.9%
38.9%
19.3%
11.0%

8.9%
11.0%
8.5%
6.9%

11.0%
9.5%
11.4%
12.4%

14.3%
8.7%
16.1%
18.8%

28.6%
15.0%
33.2%
39.6%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

17.2%
19.5%
16.0%
16.0%

31.3%
45.1%
27.8%
18.7%

15.1%
13.9%
15.0%
16.5%

13.7%
8.6%
14.8%
18.6%

9.7%
5.4%
12.1%
12.2%

13.0%
7.5%
14.2%
18.1%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

19.4%
20.8%
18.2%
19.2%

32.6%
45.6%
29.5%
20.4%

16.6%
13.7%
16.9%
19.8%

13.7%
8.2%
15.1%
18.8%

8.0%
5.0%
9.6%
9.8%

9.7%
6.6%
10.7%
12.1%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

33.0%
42.9%
29.5%
25.4%

26.2%
33.4%
25.1%
18.8%

13.4%
10.0%
13.8%
17.0%

11.0%
5.5%
12.4%
16.0%

7.2%
3.4%
8.6%
10.0%

9.1%
4.7%
10.6%
12.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

43.1%
52.9%
40.1%
35.1%

20.4%
26.6%
19.8%
13.6%

9.6%
7.7%
9.6%
11.7%

8.8%
4.8%
9.3%
13.0%

7.7%
3.1%
9.2%
11.5%

10.4%
4.9%
11.9%
15.2%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

43.0%
52.7%
39.9%
34.9%

20.4%
26.7%
19.8%
13.4%

9.6%
7.8%
9.6%
11.6%

8.7%
4.6%
9.4%
13.0%

7.6%
3.3%
9.0%
11.3%

10.7%
4.9%
12.3%
15.8%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

46.4%
53.3%
44.2%
40.8%

21.6%
27.3%
20.8%
15.8%

10.6%
7.8%
10.5%
14.2%

8.4%
4.4%
9.0%
12.5%

5.3%
2.9%
6.6%
6.5%

7.7%
4.4%
9.0%
10.1%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

21.7%
24.2%
20.2%
20.6%

34.5%
46.2%
32.6%
22.7%

15.7%
13.1%
16.8%
17.5%

11.7%
7.5%
12.6%
15.7%

7.4%
3.9%
8.4%
10.4%

9.0%
5.1%
9.4%
13.2%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

27.6%
38.5%
22.7%
20.4%

28.0%
35.8%
27.5%
19.1%

12.9%
10.2%
13.6%
15.3%

10.7%
5.2%
12.5%
15.2%

8.3%
4.2%
9.4%
11.9%

12.5%
6.0%
14.3%
18.1%

Marijuana?

Cocaine?

Crack?

Hallucinogens?

Uppers?

Downers?

Rohypnol?

Steroids?

Ecstasy?

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SPRING 2009
Table D-5: If you wanted some, how difficult would it be to get..
Continued
 
Never
Heard Of

Impossible

Very
Difficult

Somewhat
Difficult

Somewhat
Easy

Very Easy

26.1%
29.8%
24.0%
24.1%

34.9%
44.1%
33.5%
25.6%

15.6%
11.5%
16.3%
19.8%

10.0%
5.6%
10.9%
14.4%

5.5%
3.6%
6.5%
6.7%

7.8%
5.4%
8.8%
9.4%

Heroin?
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

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SPRING 2009
Table D-6: Since school began in the fall, on how many days (if any) have you..
None
1-3 Times
Attended class while high from marijuana use?
90.3%
5.2%
All
93.9%
3.9%
Grade 8
88.4%
6.3%
Grade 10
88.4%
5.5%
Grade 12
Attended class while high from use of some other drug?
93.8%
3.8%
All
95.9%
2.8%
Grade 8
92.6%
4.4%
Grade 10
92.9%
4.1%
Grade 12
Gotten into trouble with teachers because of your drug use?
98.4%
1.0%
All
98.6%
0.8%
Grade 8
98.6%
0.8%
Grade 10
97.9%
1.4%
Grade 12

4-9 Times

10+ Times

1.6%
1.0%
2.1%
1.9%

2.9%
1.2%
3.3%
4.3%

1.2%
0.7%
1.4%
1.5%

1.2%
0.6%
1.6%
1.5%

0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%

0.4%
0.3%
0.4%
0.5%

Table D-7: School year use of marijuana by absences and conduct problems:
Average days absent due to
illness or other reasons
Marijuana Users:
5.1
Marijuana Non-use
4.0

Average days conduct problems
reported
Marijuana Users:
5.6
Marijuana Non-use
1.8

Table D-8: During the past twelve months, how many times have you..
None
1-3 Times
Driven a car when you've felt high from drugs?
89.4%
6.1%
All
92.9%
4.6%
Grade 10
85.3%
8.0%
Grade 12
Gotten into trouble with the police because of drug use?
97.4%
1.9%
All
98.0%
1.5%
Grade 8
97.2%
2.1%
Grade 10
97.2%
2.3%
Grade 12

4-9 Times

10+ Times

1.8%
1.1%
2.6%

2.6%
1.4%
4.1%

0.3%
0.2%
0.3%
0.3%

0.3%
0.3%
0.4%
0.3%

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SPRING 2009
Table D-9: About how many of your close friends use marijuana?

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

None

A Few

Some

Most

ALL

48.1%
64.4%
41.9%
35.9%

20.0%
15.3%
21.1%
24.6%

14.8%
9.7%
16.2%
19.3%

12.5%
7.5%
15.5%
14.8%

4.6%
3.1%
5.4%
5.4%

Table D-10: During the past twelve months, how many times have you..
None
1-3 Times
4-9 Times
Had difficulties of any kind with your friends because of your drug use?
93.7%
4.9%
0.9%
All
95.1%
3.9%
0.6%
Grade 8
92.7%
5.7%
1.0%
Grade 10
93.3%
5.2%
1.0%
Grade 12
Been criticized by someone you were dating because of drug use?
93.2%
5.2%
0.9%
All
95.6%
3.4%
0.6%
Grade 8
91.9%
6.2%
1.2%
Grade 10
92.0%
6.1%
0.9%
Grade 12

10+ Times
0.5%
0.3%
0.6%
0.5%
0.7%
0.5%
0.7%
0.9%

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SPRING 2009
Table D-11: Thinking of parties you attended this school year, how often were
marijuana and/or other drugs used?
Never
51.5%
69.8%
45.5%
37.3%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

Seldom
11.5%
8.3%
12.5%
14.0%

Half
the Time
7.9%
4.4%
9.0%
10.8%

Most
of the Time
7.8%
3.8%
8.6%
11.6%

Always
8.5%
3.5%
9.8%
12.8%

Didn't
attend
9.9%
7.8%
11.6%
10.4%

Don't know
2.8%
2.4%
2.9%
3.1%

Table D-12: How often, if ever, do you smoke marijuana in..
CATEGORY
Joints?

Blunts?

Bongs or water pipes?

Pipes?

Some other way?

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

Never
80.0%
87.3%
77.6%
74.0%
79.8%
87.7%
76.9%
73.8%
85.7%
92.6%
83.9%
79.6%
84.6%
92.1%
83.2%
77.3%
88.7%
92.8%
87.0%
85.8%

Seldom
8.1%
4.3%
8.7%
12.1%
6.9%
4.2%
7.6%
9.2%
6.2%
3.2%
6.7%
9.2%
5.5%
2.9%
5.4%
8.7%
5.2%
2.7%
5.7%
7.4%

Half
the Time
4.5%
3.1%
5.0%
5.5%
3.9%
2.5%
4.0%
5.4%
2.7%
1.4%
3.1%
3.9%
3.1%
1.6%
3.3%
4.7%
1.5%
1.2%
1.7%
1.6%

Most of
the Time
4.1%
3.0%
4.8%
4.7%
4.6%
2.8%
5.5%
5.8%
2.7%
1.4%
3.1%
3.8%
3.7%
1.6%
4.4%
5.2%
1.4%
1.0%
1.7%
1.3%

Always
2.5%
1.7%
3.1%
2.9%
4.1%
2.0%
5.3%
5.1%
2.0%
0.9%
2.5%
2.9%
2.5%
1.2%
3.0%
3.5%
1.7%
1.2%
2.0%
1.8%

Don't know
0.7%
0.7%
0.8%
0.7%
0.7%
0.8%
0.8%
0.6%
0.6%
0.5%
0.7%
0.6%
0.6%
0.5%
0.7%
0.6%
1.6%
1.1%
1.8%
2.0%

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SPRING 2009
Table D-13: How do your parents feel about kids your age using marijuana?

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

Strongly
Disapprove
81.1%
84.6%
80.0%
78.3%

Mildly
Disapprove
5.5%
3.0%
6.2%
7.5%

Neither
4.6%
2.8%
5.1%
5.9%

Mildly
Approve
1.2%
1.0%
1.0%
1.7%

Strongly
Approve
1.4%
1.1%
1.6%
1.3%

Don't know
6.3%
7.4%
6.0%
5.3%

Table D-14: How dangerous do you think it is for kids your age to use...
Very
Dangerous

Somewhat
Dangerous

Not very
Dangerous

Not at All
Dangerous Do Not Know

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

56.5%
71.5%
51.8%
44.8%

17.2%
12.6%
19.2%
20.2%

12.0%
6.3%
13.2%
17.3%

10.4%
5.2%
12.1%
14.3%

3.8%
4.4%
3.7%
3.4%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

82.0%
83.6%
81.1%
81.4%

10.1%
8.4%
11.3%
10.5%

2.1%
1.9%
2.0%
2.6%

1.2%
1.1%
1.2%
1.3%

4.6%
5.0%
4.4%
4.2%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

84.4%
83.8%
84.0%
85.6%

8.3%
8.1%
8.9%
7.7%

1.3%
1.6%
1.1%
1.2%

1.1%
1.0%
1.2%
0.9%

4.9%
5.5%
4.7%
4.6%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

78.8%
80.4%
77.9%
78.1%

10.1%
7.7%
11.1%
11.6%

3.1%
2.4%
3.4%
3.5%

1.6%
1.3%
2.0%
1.6%

6.4%
8.2%
5.8%
5.1%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

73.3%
76.0%
71.7%
72.0%

14.4%
12.1%
15.8%
15.5%

4.6%
4.2%
4.8%
5.0%

1.8%
1.5%
2.0%
1.9%

5.9%
6.2%
5.7%
5.6%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

86.6%
85.3%
86.5%
88.3%

5.7%
5.8%
6.1%
5.0%

1.2%
1.5%
1.0%
1.0%

0.9%
0.9%
1.1%
0.8%

5.6%
6.4%
5.4%
4.9%

Marijuana?

Cocaine?

Crack?

Ecstasy?

Steroids?

Heroin?

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SPRING 2009
Table D-15: How recently, if ever, have you taken...
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

1.0%
0.6%
1.1%
1.2%

1.7%
1.1%
2.0%
2.1%

4.0%
2.7%
4.6%
4.8%

96.0%
97.3%
95.4%
95.2%

Methamphetamine?
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

Table D-16: How recently, if ever, have you used...
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.1%
1.1%
2.4%
3.0%

4.2%
1.6%
5.0%
6.4%

6.4%
2.8%
6.9%
9.9%

93.6%
97.2%
93.1%
90.1%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.1%
0.6%
1.1%
1.7%

2.3%
0.9%
2.5%
3.8%

3.6%
1.5%
3.9%
5.6%

96.4%
98.5%
96.1%
94.4%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.6%
1.0%
2.9%
4.2%

5.1%
1.8%
6.0%
8.0%

7.3%
2.5%
8.3%
11.9%

92.7%
97.5%
91.7%
88.1%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.1%
0.6%
1.4%
1.4%

2.5%
1.1%
2.8%
3.9%

4.2%
2.0%
4.6%
6.2%

95.8%
98.0%
95.4%
93.8%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

5.1%
4.6%
5.5%
5.3%

9.5%
7.3%
10.8%
10.6%

14.0%
10.8%
15.2%
16.3%

86.0%
89.2%
84.8%
83.7%

Codeine?

Oxycontin, Percodan or Percocet?

Vicodin, Lortab or Lorcet?

Valium or Diazepam?

Xanax or Alprazolam?

Table D-17: How recently, if ever, have you taken...
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

2.4%
2.8%
2.6%
1.8%

4.4%
3.8%
5.2%
4.2%

7.5%
6.0%
8.6%
8.1%

92.5%
94.0%
91.4%
91.9%

DXM, Triple C?
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

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Table I-1: How recently, if ever, have you used...
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

2.7%
3.5%
2.3%
2.1%

4.3%
5.5%
4.1%
3.1%

9.2%
10.6%
9.6%
7.1%

90.8%
89.4%
90.4%
92.9%

Any inhalant?
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

Table I-2: How often do you normally use inhalants?

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

Never
Used

Every
Day

Several
Times a
Week

Several
Times a
Month

About
Once a
Month

About
Once a
Year

Less than
Once a
Year

93.3%
91.9%
93.2%
95.0%

0.2%
0.3%
0.2%
0.1%

0.4%
0.7%
0.4%
0.3%

0.8%
1.3%
0.7%
0.5%

1.3%
1.7%
1.3%
0.7%

1.2%
1.5%
1.3%
0.8%

2.8%
2.6%
3.1%
2.6%

Table I-3: Average age of first use of:
Grade 8
Inhalants
11.6

Grade 10

Grade 12

12.9

13.7

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Table I-4: Since school began in the fall, on how many days (if any) have you
attended class while high from inhalant use?

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

None

1-3 Times

4-9 Times

10+ Times

97.7%
96.9%
98.1%
98.3%

1.4%
2.1%
1.1%
0.9%

0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%

0.5%
0.6%
0.4%
0.4%

Table I-5: School year use of inhalants by absences and conduct problems:
Average days absent due to
illness or other reasons
Inhalants Users:
5.2
Inhalants Non-use
4.1

Average days conduct problems
reported
Inhalants Users:
6.4
Inhalants Non-use
2.2

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Table I-6: About how many of your close friends use inhalants?

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

None

A Few

Some

Most

ALL

81.4%
78.8%
80.9%
85.1%

12.0%
12.9%
12.4%
10.5%

4.1%
5.0%
4.4%
2.7%

1.8%
2.4%
1.6%
1.2%

0.7%
0.9%
0.6%
0.5%

Table I-7: How dangerous do you think it is for kids your age to use inhalants?
Very
Dangerous

Somewhat
Dangerous

Not very
Dangerous

71.4%
71.2%
70.9%
72.1%

16.5%
15.7%
17.2%
16.5%

4.7%
5.4%
4.6%
4.2%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

Not at All
Dangerous Do Not Know
2.0%
2.2%
2.1%
1.6%

5.4%
5.4%
5.2%
5.7%

Table I-8: If you wanted some, how difficult would it be to get..
Never
Heard Of

Impossible

Very
Difficult

Somewhat
Difficult

Somewhat
Easy

Very Easy

19.0%
20.4%
18.0%
18.4%

16.5%
23.6%
15.2%
9.3%

5.4%
6.1%
5.3%
4.7%

6.8%
6.1%
7.4%
7.2%

10.9%
9.8%
12.1%
10.8%

41.4%
34.0%
42.0%
49.6%

Inhalants?
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

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Table X-1: Since school began in the fall, have you gotten any information
on drugs or alcohol from the following sources?
CATEGORY
A school health class

An assembly program

Guidance counselor

Science class

Social studies class

Student group session

An invited school guest

Another source at school

Any school source

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

Yes
48.6%
49.0%
52.4%
43.6%
45.3%
53.8%
40.9%
40.9%
22.9%
29.4%
20.3%
18.6%
29.7%
35.0%
31.2%
21.8%
13.5%
13.0%
13.8%
13.8%
15.1%
14.4%
14.3%
16.8%
31.4%
38.5%
27.2%
28.5%
32.0%
33.3%
31.6%
31.0%
58.7%
59.6%
60.3%
55.7%

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Table X-2: If you had a drug or alcohol problem and needed help, who would you go to?
CATEGORY
A counselor or program in

Another adult in school (

A counselor or program ou

Your parents

A medical doctor

Your friends

Another adult (a relative

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

Yes
29.9%
36.8%
27.8%
24.4%
30.5%
33.9%
29.1%
28.0%
37.4%
38.4%
36.8%
36.8%
59.4%
62.2%
58.1%
57.4%
42.4%
45.3%
40.3%
41.4%
73.5%
69.0%
75.9%
75.9%
61.0%
61.2%
62.1%
59.3%

Table X-3: Since school began in the fall, have you sought help, other than
from family or friends, for problems in any way connected with your use of
alcohol, marijuana, or other drugs?
CATEGORY
Seek Help

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

Yes
7.2%
7.7%
7.4%
6.6%

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Table X-4: About how many of your friends:
None

A Few

Some

Most

ALL

4.6%
All
5.5%
Grade 8
4.7%
Grade 10
3.3%
Grade 12
Sometimes carry weapons?
61.3%
All
66.1%
Grade 8
59.5%
Grade 10
57.6%
Grade 12
Care about making good grades?
2.8%
All
3.7%
Grade 8
2.3%
Grade 10
2.5%
Grade 12
Belong/want to belong to a gang?
66.2%
All
62.3%
Grade 8
63.8%
Grade 10
73.8%
Grade 12
Wish they could drop out of school?
56.0%
All
57.9%
Grade 8
51.1%
Grade 10
59.5%
Grade 12

26.6%
25.9%
28.3%
25.5%

27.0%
24.5%
28.4%
28.1%

33.9%
33.8%
32.1%
36.0%

8.0%
10.3%
6.5%
7.0%

23.0%
21.2%
23.4%
24.7%

10.2%
8.7%
11.0%
11.1%

3.9%
3.0%
4.4%
4.3%

1.6%
1.0%
1.8%
2.2%

14.1%
16.2%
14.5%
11.2%

24.0%
23.3%
25.7%
22.9%

43.1%
37.9%
44.0%
48.3%

15.9%
19.1%
13.5%
15.1%

17.9%
19.7%
18.8%
14.6%

9.2%
9.9%
10.3%
6.8%

5.1%
6.2%
5.3%
3.6%

1.7%
1.9%
1.8%
1.3%

28.3%
26.9%
30.9%
26.8%

10.2%
9.5%
11.8%
9.1%

3.7%
3.8%
4.2%
2.8%

1.9%
1.9%
2.0%
1.9%

Feel close to their parents?

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Table X-5: How safe do you feel when you are:
Very Safe

Somewha Not Very Not Safe
t Safe
Safe
at All

Don't
Know

In your home?
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12
Out in your neighbourhood
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12
At school
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

79.5%
76.7%
79.8%
82.5%

18.0%
20.1%
18.0%
15.4%

1.3%
1.6%
1.1%
1.1%

0.4%
0.3%
0.4%
0.4%

0.9%
1.4%
0.7%
0.6%

41.5%
36.5%
41.3%
48.0%

46.5%
49.1%
47.7%
41.9%

8.0%
9.3%
7.5%
7.1%

2.3%
2.7%
2.2%
2.0%

1.7%
2.5%
1.4%
1.0%

35.8%
38.3%
31.9%
37.5%

48.3%
45.4%
52.1%
47.4%

9.0%
9.1%
8.8%
9.0%

4.1%
3.4%
4.5%
4.3%

2.8%
3.8%
2.8%
1.8%

Table X-6: Since school began in the fall, have you gotten any information
on drugs or alcohol from the following sources?
CATEGORY
A website or online chat

Books, magazines, poster

TV, radio, or other audi

Your parents

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12
All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

Yes
27.1%
23.6%
27.6%
30.7%
46.4%
44.6%
47.5%
47.2%
52.7%
49.8%
54.6%
53.6%
48.3%
48.9%
49.6%
46.0%

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2. Prevalence Tables

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Table B1: Prevalence and recency of use of selected substances by grade
All students
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

14.8%
6.4%
15.6%
24.0%

20.1%
9.9%
21.1%
31.4%

34.8%
22.7%
36.2%
47.8%

65.2%
77.3%
63.8%
52.2%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

33.3%
22.4%
34.2%
45.2%

45.4%
32.3%
47.6%
58.4%

66.3%
55.9%
68.8%
76.0%

33.7%
44.1%
31.2%
24.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.7%
3.5%
2.3%
2.1%

4.3%
5.5%
4.1%
3.1%

9.2%
10.6%
9.6%
7.1%

90.8%
89.4%
90.4%
92.9%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

12.8%
6.9%
14.8%
17.4%

18.1%
9.7%
20.8%
24.9%

28.9%
16.8%
32.0%
39.7%

71.1%
83.2%
68.0%
60.3%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

11.0%
5.7%
12.7%
15.3%

16.4%
8.3%
18.9%
23.2%

27.2%
14.9%
30.1%
38.6%

72.8%
85.1%
69.9%
61.4%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

4.2%
2.6%
4.8%
5.4%

7.0%
4.1%
7.9%
9.4%

14.3%
8.7%
15.6%
19.5%

85.7%
91.3%
84.4%
80.5%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.3%
1.4%
2.5%
3.3%

4.0%
2.1%
4.3%
6.0%

7.6%
4.1%
8.1%
11.3%

92.4%
95.9%
91.9%
88.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.2%
1.2%
2.5%
3.2%

3.9%
1.8%
4.2%
6.0%

7.3%
3.4%
7.9%
11.3%

92.7%
96.6%
92.1%
88.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.6%
0.6%
0.5%
0.7%

0.9%
0.9%
0.8%
1.0%

1.8%
1.8%
1.8%
1.9%

98.2%
98.2%
98.2%
98.1%

Tobacco

Alcohol

Inhalants

Any Illicit Drug

Marijuana

Marijuana Only

Cocaine or Crack

Cocaine

Crack

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Table B1: Prevalence and recency of use of selected substances by grade
All students
(Continued)
 
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.8%
0.8%
2.2%
2.6%

2.9%
1.1%
3.2%
4.6%

5.1%
2.1%
6.0%
7.7%

94.9%
97.9%
94.0%
92.3%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.3%
0.8%
2.9%
3.5%

3.8%
1.3%
4.5%
6.1%

6.1%
2.2%
6.9%
9.9%

93.9%
97.8%
93.1%
90.1%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.5%
0.8%
2.9%
4.0%

4.0%
1.1%
4.8%
6.5%

6.4%
1.9%
7.4%
10.8%

93.6%
98.1%
92.6%
89.2%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.0%
0.8%
1.3%
1.0%

1.5%
1.1%
2.0%
1.4%

2.6%
1.8%
3.4%
2.6%

97.4%
98.2%
96.6%
97.4%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.6%
0.5%
0.8%
0.7%

1.0%
0.7%
1.1%
1.1%

1.7%
1.5%
1.8%
1.7%

98.3%
98.5%
98.2%
98.3%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.1%
0.9%
2.4%
3.4%

3.4%
1.4%
3.6%
5.5%

5.9%
2.3%
6.6%
9.4%

94.1%
97.7%
93.4%
90.6%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.4%
0.4%
0.5%
0.4%

0.8%
0.6%
0.7%
1.0%

1.5%
1.3%
1.5%
1.8%

98.5%
98.7%
98.5%
98.2%

Hallucinogens

Uppers

Downers

Rohypnol

Steroids

Ecstasy

Heroin

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Table B2: Prevalence and recency of use of selected substances by grade
Male students
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

17.5%
6.8%
18.3%
29.3%

23.0%
10.7%
24.0%
36.6%

37.8%
24.8%
39.0%
51.9%

62.2%
75.2%
61.0%
48.1%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

33.5%
21.5%
33.9%
47.5%

44.5%
31.1%
46.0%
58.7%

64.7%
54.4%
66.4%
75.2%

35.3%
45.6%
33.6%
24.8%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.3%
2.6%
2.2%
2.3%

3.7%
4.1%
3.6%
3.3%

8.5%
8.3%
9.3%
7.8%

91.5%
91.7%
90.7%
92.2%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

14.8%
7.5%
16.3%
21.7%

20.3%
10.4%
22.7%
29.2%

31.4%
17.9%
34.4%
43.9%

68.6%
82.1%
65.6%
56.1%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

13.0%
6.6%
14.2%
19.4%

19.0%
9.3%
21.4%
27.6%

30.2%
16.5%
33.3%
42.8%

69.8%
83.5%
66.7%
57.2%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

5.0%
3.3%
5.5%
6.5%

8.2%
4.8%
9.4%
10.8%

16.0%
10.0%
17.7%
21.1%

84.0%
90.0%
82.3%
78.9%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.8%
1.4%
3.0%
4.4%

4.4%
2.0%
4.6%
6.9%

8.1%
4.2%
8.7%
12.2%

91.9%
95.8%
91.3%
87.8%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.7%
1.2%
2.9%
4.4%

4.2%
1.8%
4.5%
6.9%

7.9%
3.7%
8.6%
12.1%

92.1%
96.3%
91.4%
87.9%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.7%
0.5%
0.6%
1.1%

1.0%
0.7%
1.0%
1.4%

2.0%
1.4%
2.2%
2.5%

98.0%
98.6%
97.8%
97.5%

Tobacco

Alcohol

Inhalants

Any Illicit Drug

Marijuana

Marijuana Only

Cocaine or Crack

Cocaine

Crack

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Table B2: Prevalence and recency of use of selected substances by grade
Male students
(Continued)
 
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.6%
0.9%
3.0%
4.0%

3.8%
1.2%
4.3%
6.2%

6.3%
2.4%
7.6%
9.4%

93.7%
97.6%
92.4%
90.6%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.4%
0.7%
2.7%
4.0%

3.9%
1.1%
4.3%
6.9%

6.0%
1.9%
6.8%
10.0%

94.0%
98.1%
93.2%
90.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.7%
0.7%
2.8%
5.0%

4.3%
1.0%
4.5%
8.0%

6.8%
1.8%
7.5%
12.0%

93.2%
98.2%
92.5%
88.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.2%
1.0%
1.3%
1.3%

1.7%
1.3%
2.0%
1.8%

2.8%
1.9%
3.2%
3.2%

97.2%
98.1%
96.8%
96.8%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.1%
0.7%
1.3%
1.3%

1.5%
1.0%
1.6%
2.0%

2.4%
1.8%
2.4%
3.0%

97.6%
98.2%
97.6%
97.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.6%
0.8%
2.9%
4.4%

3.9%
1.3%
4.1%
6.8%

6.3%
2.0%
6.9%
10.6%

93.7%
98.0%
93.1%
89.4%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.5%
0.3%
0.6%
0.6%

1.0%
0.5%
1.1%
1.6%

1.7%
1.1%
1.7%
2.5%

98.3%
98.9%
98.3%
97.5%

Hallucinogens

Uppers

Downers

Rohypnol

Steroids

Ecstasy

Heroin

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Table B3: Prevalence and recency of use of selected substances by grade
Female students
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

12.3%
5.9%
13.2%
19.1%

17.5%
9.1%
18.5%
26.6%

32.1%
20.8%
33.5%
44.2%

67.9%
79.2%
66.5%
55.8%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

33.0%
23.3%
34.5%
43.0%

46.2%
33.5%
49.0%
58.1%

67.8%
57.3%
70.9%
76.6%

32.2%
42.7%
29.1%
23.4%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

3.0%
4.4%
2.4%
1.9%

4.8%
6.7%
4.5%
3.0%

9.9%
12.6%
9.9%
6.5%

90.1%
87.4%
90.1%
93.5%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

10.9%
6.3%
13.3%
13.5%

16.1%
9.0%
19.1%
21.0%

26.6%
15.8%
29.9%
35.9%

73.4%
84.2%
70.1%
64.1%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

9.1%
4.8%
11.4%
11.5%

14.1%
7.3%
16.6%
19.2%

24.4%
13.2%
27.2%
34.7%

75.6%
86.8%
72.8%
65.3%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

3.4%
2.0%
4.1%
4.3%

5.9%
3.4%
6.6%
8.0%

12.8%
7.5%
13.7%
18.0%

87.2%
92.5%
86.3%
82.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.9%
1.4%
2.1%
2.2%

3.7%
2.2%
4.1%
5.1%

7.1%
4.0%
7.5%
10.5%

92.9%
96.0%
92.5%
89.5%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.8%
1.1%
2.1%
2.1%

3.6%
1.8%
4.0%
5.1%

6.8%
3.2%
7.3%
10.5%

93.2%
96.8%
92.7%
89.5%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.4%
0.6%
0.3%
0.4%

0.8%
1.1%
0.6%
0.7%

1.7%
2.1%
1.5%
1.4%

98.3%
97.9%
98.5%
98.6%

Tobacco

Alcohol

Inhalants

Any Illicit Drug

Marijuana

Marijuana Only

Cocaine or Crack

Cocaine

Crack

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Table B3: Prevalence and recency of use of selected substances by grade
Female students
(Continued)
 
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.1%
0.6%
1.4%
1.4%

2.0%
0.9%
2.2%
3.2%

4.0%
1.7%
4.5%
6.1%

96.0%
98.3%
95.5%
93.9%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.3%
1.0%
3.1%
3.1%

3.7%
1.4%
4.7%
5.4%

6.2%
2.4%
7.1%
9.9%

93.8%
97.6%
92.9%
90.1%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.2%
0.8%
3.0%
3.1%

3.7%
1.2%
5.0%
5.2%

6.1%
1.9%
7.3%
9.8%

93.9%
98.1%
92.7%
90.2%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.9%
0.6%
1.3%
0.7%

1.4%
1.0%
2.0%
1.0%

2.5%
1.7%
3.6%
2.1%

97.5%
98.3%
96.4%
97.9%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.3%
0.3%
0.4%
0.1%

0.5%
0.6%
0.7%
0.2%

1.0%
1.1%
1.3%
0.6%

99.0%
98.9%
98.7%
99.4%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.7%
1.0%
1.9%
2.4%

3.0%
1.5%
3.2%
4.4%

5.6%
2.7%
6.2%
8.3%

94.4%
97.3%
93.8%
91.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.4%
0.4%
0.3%
0.3%

0.6%
0.8%
0.4%
0.5%

1.4%
1.5%
1.3%
1.3%

98.6%
98.5%
98.7%
98.7%

Hallucinogens

Uppers

Downers

Rohypnol

Steroids

Ecstasy

Heroin

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SPRING 2009
Table B4: Prevalence and recency of use of selected substances by grade
White students
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

18.2%
6.6%
19.7%
28.7%

24.4%
10.8%
25.7%
37.2%

35.8%
20.2%
37.4%
50.5%

64.2%
79.8%
62.6%
49.5%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

32.9%
17.3%
33.5%
48.7%

45.4%
28.0%
47.8%
61.0%

63.9%
49.3%
65.6%
77.4%

36.1%
50.7%
34.4%
22.6%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.0%
2.6%
1.4%
1.9%

3.6%
4.7%
3.1%
2.9%

8.8%
9.4%
9.7%
7.3%

91.2%
90.6%
90.3%
92.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

11.7%
4.4%
13.0%
18.1%

17.2%
6.8%
19.3%
25.9%

26.4%
11.6%
28.0%
40.1%

73.6%
88.4%
72.0%
59.9%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

10.0%
3.6%
10.9%
15.8%

15.7%
5.8%
17.2%
24.5%

25.0%
9.9%
26.2%
39.4%

75.0%
90.1%
73.8%
60.6%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

3.0%
1.5%
3.0%
4.8%

5.6%
2.7%
5.9%
8.4%

11.9%
5.6%
12.0%
18.4%

88.1%
94.4%
88.0%
81.6%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.5%
0.8%
1.5%
2.4%

3.4%
1.2%
3.0%
5.9%

6.4%
2.6%
6.0%
10.8%

93.6%
97.4%
94.0%
89.2%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.5%
0.6%
1.5%
2.3%

3.3%
1.0%
3.0%
5.9%

6.2%
2.1%
5.9%
10.8%

93.8%
97.9%
94.1%
89.2%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.4%
0.3%
0.4%
0.5%

0.7%
0.6%
0.7%
0.8%

1.6%
1.4%
1.6%
1.8%

98.4%
98.6%
98.4%
98.2%

Tobacco

Alcohol

Inhalants

Any Illicit Drug

Marijuana

Marijuana Only

Cocaine or Crack

Cocaine

Crack

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SPRING 2009
Table B4: Prevalence and recency of use of selected substances by grade
White students
(Continued)
 
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.5%
0.9%
3.0%
3.6%

4.3%
1.3%
4.8%
6.9%

7.1%
2.3%
8.3%
10.8%

92.9%
97.7%
91.7%
89.2%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

3.0%
1.1%
3.9%
4.0%

5.4%
1.6%
6.5%
8.2%

8.5%
2.3%
9.4%
14.1%

91.5%
97.7%
90.6%
85.9%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

3.1%
0.6%
3.6%
5.2%

5.5%
1.1%
6.3%
9.3%

8.4%
1.6%
9.3%
14.6%

91.6%
98.4%
90.7%
85.4%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.5%
0.4%
0.6%
0.5%

0.9%
0.6%
1.1%
0.8%

1.8%
0.9%
2.5%
2.0%

98.2%
99.1%
97.5%
98.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.8%
0.3%
1.1%
1.0%

1.1%
0.4%
1.4%
1.5%

2.2%
1.4%
2.7%
2.4%

97.8%
98.6%
97.3%
97.6%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.2%
0.7%
2.2%
3.8%

3.9%
1.2%
3.9%
6.6%

6.9%
2.0%
7.3%
11.5%

93.1%
98.0%
92.7%
88.5%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.4%

0.7%
0.6%
0.6%
0.9%

1.6%
1.2%
1.5%
2.1%

98.4%
98.8%
98.5%
97.9%

Hallucinogens

Uppers

Downers

Rohypnol

Steroids

Ecstasy

Heroin

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SPRING 2009
Table B5: Prevalence and recency of use of selected substances by grade
Black students
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

7.2%
2.4%
6.8%
13.5%

9.7%
3.9%
9.8%
16.8%

23.4%
18.1%
22.0%
31.5%

76.6%
81.9%
78.0%
68.5%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

26.2%
20.7%
24.8%
34.7%

37.5%
31.0%
35.5%
48.2%

62.0%
57.9%
63.7%
64.9%

38.0%
42.1%
36.3%
35.1%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.9%
2.1%
1.1%
2.7%

2.8%
3.4%
1.7%
3.4%

5.6%
8.1%
3.6%
4.8%

94.4%
91.9%
96.4%
95.2%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

12.1%
5.2%
14.6%
17.6%

17.1%
6.8%
21.6%
23.9%

27.1%
14.3%
33.3%
35.0%

72.9%
85.7%
66.7%
65.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

11.1%
4.2%
13.6%
16.5%

16.2%
5.9%
20.6%
23.1%

26.3%
13.3%
32.2%
34.6%

73.7%
86.7%
67.8%
65.4%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

6.8%
3.1%
9.0%
8.6%

10.6%
4.3%
14.4%
13.5%

19.2%
10.7%
25.2%
22.3%

80.8%
89.3%
74.8%
77.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.1%
0.6%
0.7%
2.3%

1.8%
0.8%
1.5%
3.4%

2.7%
1.4%
2.7%
4.4%

97.3%
98.6%
97.3%
95.6%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.0%
0.2%
0.7%
2.3%

1.7%
0.4%
1.5%
3.4%

2.4%
0.8%
2.4%
4.5%

97.6%
99.2%
97.6%
95.5%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.9%
0.5%
0.2%
2.1%

1.0%
0.6%
0.5%
2.2%

1.4%
0.8%
0.9%
2.8%

98.6%
99.2%
99.1%
97.2%

Tobacco

Alcohol

Inhalants

Any Illicit Drug

Marijuana

Marijuana Only

Cocaine or Crack

Cocaine

Crack

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SPRING 2009
Table B5: Prevalence and recency of use of selected substances by grade
Black students
(Continued)
 
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.1%
0.3%
0.6%
2.7%

1.3%
0.4%
0.7%
3.1%

2.3%
0.7%
1.9%
4.9%

97.7%
99.3%
98.1%
95.1%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.4%
0.4%
1.5%
2.6%

2.1%
0.7%
2.1%
4.0%

2.8%
1.0%
3.1%
4.6%

97.2%
99.0%
96.9%
95.4%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.7%
0.6%
1.9%
2.8%

2.4%
0.8%
2.9%
3.7%

3.6%
1.1%
4.6%
5.5%

96.4%
98.9%
95.4%
94.5%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.7%
0.3%
0.8%
1.0%

0.9%
0.3%
1.3%
1.2%

1.3%
0.4%
1.9%
1.8%

98.7%
99.6%
98.1%
98.2%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.4%
0.3%
0.6%
0.4%

1.0%
1.1%
0.7%
1.2%

1.7%
2.0%
1.1%
1.9%

98.3%
98.0%
98.9%
98.1%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.6%
0.3%
1.5%
3.2%

2.3%
0.5%
2.4%
4.3%

3.6%
0.9%
3.6%
6.8%

96.4%
99.1%
96.4%
93.2%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.5%
0.4%
0.3%
0.9%

1.1%
0.4%
0.6%
2.6%

1.3%
0.6%
0.8%
2.8%

98.7%
99.4%
99.2%
97.2%

Hallucinogens

Uppers

Downers

Rohypnol

Steroids

Ecstasy

Heroin

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SPRING 2009
Table B6: Prevalence and recency of use of selected substances by grade
Mexican/American students
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

14.6%
7.6%
15.2%
23.6%

20.3%
11.3%
21.3%
31.5%

38.2%
26.6%
40.0%
51.8%

61.8%
73.4%
60.0%
48.2%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

36.3%
27.5%
38.3%
45.8%

48.3%
36.7%
52.0%
59.7%

70.1%
60.7%
73.7%
78.1%

29.9%
39.3%
26.3%
21.9%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

3.6%
4.7%
3.5%
2.1%

5.5%
6.7%
5.8%
3.2%

10.7%
12.2%
11.5%
7.6%

89.3%
87.8%
88.5%
92.4%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

14.0%
9.7%
16.1%
17.2%

19.2%
13.2%
21.6%
24.6%

31.8%
21.9%
35.0%
41.3%

68.2%
78.1%
65.0%
58.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

11.9%
7.9%
13.7%
14.8%

17.1%
11.2%
19.3%
22.4%

29.6%
19.5%
32.8%
39.4%

70.4%
80.5%
67.2%
60.6%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

4.3%
3.5%
4.5%
5.2%

6.9%
5.2%
7.1%
9.1%

14.8%
10.7%
15.4%
19.9%

85.2%
89.3%
84.6%
80.1%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

3.6%
2.2%
4.2%
4.7%

5.6%
3.4%
6.5%
7.3%

10.5%
6.4%
11.8%
14.4%

89.5%
93.6%
88.2%
85.6%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

3.4%
2.0%
4.1%
4.7%

5.3%
3.0%
6.3%
7.2%

10.1%
5.6%
11.5%
14.3%

89.9%
94.4%
88.5%
85.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.6%
0.8%
0.6%
0.6%

1.0%
1.2%
0.9%
0.9%

2.2%
2.4%
2.3%
1.7%

97.8%
97.6%
97.7%
98.3%

Tobacco

Alcohol

Inhalants

Any Illicit Drug

Marijuana

Marijuana Only

Cocaine or Crack

Cocaine

Crack

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SPRING 2009
Table B6: Prevalence and recency of use of selected substances by grade
Mexican/American students
(Continued)
 
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.4%
0.8%
1.9%
1.4%

2.0%
1.1%
2.6%
2.5%

4.1%
2.3%
5.2%
5.2%

95.9%
97.7%
94.8%
94.8%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.9%
0.8%
2.1%
3.1%

2.9%
1.2%
3.4%
4.6%

4.8%
2.3%
5.5%
7.2%

95.2%
97.7%
94.5%
92.8%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.0%
0.9%
2.5%
3.0%

3.1%
1.2%
4.0%
4.6%

5.5%
2.4%
6.5%
8.7%

94.5%
97.6%
93.5%
91.3%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.6%
1.4%
2.1%
1.4%

2.3%
1.9%
3.1%
1.9%

3.8%
3.0%
4.9%
3.5%

96.2%
97.0%
95.1%
96.5%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.5%
0.6%
0.4%
0.5%

0.7%
0.9%
0.7%
0.6%

1.2%
1.3%
1.1%
1.1%

98.8%
98.7%
98.9%
98.9%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.3%
1.2%
2.8%
2.9%

3.4%
1.9%
3.8%
4.9%

5.8%
3.1%
6.8%
8.3%

94.2%
96.9%
93.2%
91.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.5%
0.4%
0.7%
0.3%

0.8%
0.8%
0.9%
0.5%

1.5%
1.6%
1.6%
1.2%

98.5%
98.4%
98.4%
98.8%

Hallucinogens

Uppers

Downers

Rohypnol

Steroids

Ecstasy

Heroin

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Table B7: Prevalence and recency of use of selected substances by grade
Students reporting A grades
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

8.4%
2.0%
8.6%
16.2%

12.2%
3.4%
12.4%
23.2%

22.5%
10.5%
22.7%
37.5%

77.5%
89.5%
77.3%
62.5%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

23.8%
12.9%
22.8%
38.4%

34.9%
21.1%
35.0%
52.3%

56.2%
43.6%
57.3%
71.0%

43.8%
56.4%
42.7%
29.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.4%
1.9%
0.9%
1.1%

2.3%
3.1%
1.6%
2.1%

5.8%
6.6%
5.9%
4.8%

94.2%
93.4%
94.1%
95.2%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

6.4%
2.0%
7.5%
11.0%

10.3%
3.5%
11.3%
17.9%

16.8%
6.6%
17.9%
28.7%

83.2%
93.4%
82.1%
71.3%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

5.4%
1.3%
6.3%
9.6%

9.2%
2.5%
9.8%
17.0%

15.6%
5.2%
16.2%
28.3%

84.4%
94.8%
83.8%
71.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.8%
0.5%
2.1%
3.2%

4.1%
1.3%
4.3%
7.3%

8.7%
3.1%
9.0%
15.4%

91.3%
96.9%
91.0%
84.6%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.1%
0.3%
1.5%
1.6%

1.9%
0.6%
2.1%
3.5%

3.8%
1.3%
3.9%
6.8%

96.2%
98.7%
96.1%
93.2%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.0%
0.2%
1.5%
1.5%

1.8%
0.4%
2.1%
3.4%

3.6%
0.9%
3.7%
6.9%

96.4%
99.1%
96.3%
93.1%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.4%
0.2%
0.6%
0.4%

0.6%
0.4%
0.9%
0.6%

1.1%
0.9%
1.2%
1.4%

98.9%
99.1%
98.8%
98.6%

Tobacco

Alcohol

Inhalants

Any Illicit Drug

Marijuana

Marijuana Only

Cocaine or Crack

Cocaine

Crack

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SPRING 2009
Table B7: Prevalence and recency of use of selected substances by grade
Students reporting A grades
(Continued)
 
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.2%
0.2%
1.7%
1.9%

1.9%
0.4%
2.4%
3.4%

3.3%
1.1%
3.9%
5.6%

96.7%
98.9%
96.1%
94.4%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.3%
0.5%
1.6%
2.1%

2.3%
0.7%
3.0%
3.6%

3.9%
1.1%
4.2%
7.2%

96.1%
98.9%
95.8%
92.8%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.3%
0.3%
1.5%
2.2%

2.2%
0.5%
2.8%
4.0%

3.9%
0.8%
4.1%
7.8%

96.1%
99.2%
95.9%
92.2%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.3%
0.1%
0.5%
0.4%

0.6%
0.3%
0.9%
0.7%

1.2%
0.7%
1.6%
1.5%

98.8%
99.3%
98.4%
98.5%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.6%
0.3%
0.9%
0.7%

0.8%
0.5%
0.9%
1.2%

1.4%
1.1%
1.4%
1.6%

98.6%
98.9%
98.6%
98.4%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.3%
0.2%
1.3%
2.6%

2.1%
0.5%
2.0%
4.1%

3.4%
0.8%
3.2%
7.1%

96.6%
99.2%
96.8%
92.9%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.3%
0.1%
0.4%
0.4%

0.5%
0.2%
0.6%
0.9%

0.9%
0.5%
0.9%
1.4%

99.1%
99.5%
99.1%
98.6%

Hallucinogens

Uppers

Downers

Rohypnol

Steroids

Ecstasy

Heroin

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SPRING 2009
Table B8: Prevalence and recency of use of selected substances by grade
Students reporting grades lower than A
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

17.4%
8.3%
17.8%
27.4%

23.4%
12.8%
23.9%
35.0%

39.8%
28.6%
40.3%
52.4%

60.2%
71.4%
59.7%
47.6%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

37.2%
27.0%
37.9%
48.2%

49.6%
37.5%
51.6%
61.1%

70.5%
61.7%
72.5%
78.2%

29.5%
38.3%
27.5%
21.8%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

3.2%
4.4%
2.7%
2.6%

5.1%
6.7%
4.8%
3.6%

10.6%
12.5%
10.8%
8.2%

89.4%
87.5%
89.2%
91.8%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

15.4%
9.3%
17.1%
20.3%

21.2%
12.6%
23.8%
28.0%

33.8%
21.5%
36.4%
44.7%

66.2%
78.5%
63.6%
55.3%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

13.3%
7.7%
14.8%
17.8%

19.3%
10.9%
21.7%
26.0%

31.9%
19.3%
34.5%
43.1%

68.1%
80.7%
65.5%
56.9%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

5.1%
3.6%
5.6%
6.4%

8.2%
5.3%
9.0%
10.4%

16.5%
11.3%
17.5%
21.5%

83.5%
88.7%
82.5%
78.5%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.9%
1.9%
2.8%
4.0%

4.9%
2.9%
5.0%
7.1%

9.2%
5.5%
9.4%
13.2%

90.8%
94.5%
90.6%
86.8%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.7%
1.6%
2.7%
4.0%

4.7%
2.5%
4.9%
7.1%

8.9%
4.7%
9.3%
13.2%

91.1%
95.3%
90.7%
86.8%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.6%
0.7%
0.4%
0.9%

1.0%
1.1%
0.7%
1.2%

2.1%
2.2%
2.0%
2.1%

97.9%
97.8%
98.0%
97.9%

Tobacco

Alcohol

Inhalants

Any Illicit Drug

Marijuana

Marijuana Only

Cocaine or Crack

Cocaine

Crack

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SPRING 2009
Table B8: Prevalence and recency of use of selected substances by grade
Students reporting grades lower than A
(Continued)
 
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.1%
1.1%
2.3%
3.0%

3.2%
1.4%
3.4%
5.1%

5.8%
2.5%
6.6%
8.6%

94.2%
97.5%
93.4%
91.4%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.8%
1.1%
3.3%
4.1%

4.5%
1.5%
5.1%
7.2%

7.0%
2.6%
7.8%
11.1%

93.0%
97.4%
92.2%
88.9%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.9%
0.9%
3.3%
4.8%

4.7%
1.4%
5.4%
7.7%

7.5%
2.3%
8.5%
12.3%

92.5%
97.7%
91.5%
87.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.3%
1.2%
1.5%
1.2%

1.9%
1.5%
2.3%
1.6%

3.2%
2.3%
4.0%
3.1%

96.8%
97.7%
96.0%
96.9%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.7%
0.6%
0.8%
0.7%

1.0%
0.9%
1.1%
1.0%

1.8%
1.6%
2.0%
1.8%

98.2%
98.4%
98.0%
98.2%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.5%
1.2%
2.7%
3.7%

4.0%
1.9%
4.1%
6.1%

6.9%
3.2%
7.7%
10.4%

93.1%
96.8%
92.3%
89.6%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%

0.9%
0.9%
0.8%
1.0%

1.8%
1.7%
1.7%
2.1%

98.2%
98.3%
98.3%
97.9%

Hallucinogens

Uppers

Downers

Rohypnol

Steroids

Ecstasy

Heroin

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SPRING 2009
Table B9: Prevalence and recency of use of selected substances by grade
Students living with two parents
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

12.6%
5.1%
12.8%
21.4%

17.3%
7.8%
17.2%
29.0%

29.7%
17.4%
30.2%
44.1%

70.3%
82.6%
69.8%
55.9%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

30.4%
19.7%
31.1%
42.6%

41.6%
28.6%
43.4%
55.5%

61.7%
50.2%
63.7%
73.6%

38.3%
49.8%
36.3%
26.4%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.4%
2.9%
2.3%
1.9%

3.8%
4.4%
3.8%
3.0%

8.0%
8.7%
8.5%
6.4%

92.0%
91.3%
91.5%
93.6%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

10.1%
5.3%
11.3%
14.7%

14.3%
7.2%
15.7%
21.4%

23.0%
12.5%
24.6%
34.1%

77.0%
87.5%
75.4%
65.9%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

8.5%
4.1%
9.2%
12.9%

12.6%
5.9%
13.4%
20.0%

21.3%
10.6%
22.4%
32.9%

78.7%
89.4%
77.6%
67.1%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

3.2%
1.9%
3.2%
4.6%

5.3%
2.9%
5.3%
8.4%

11.1%
6.2%
11.1%
17.1%

88.9%
93.8%
88.9%
82.9%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.0%
1.1%
2.2%
2.7%

3.3%
1.8%
3.5%
4.8%

6.2%
3.4%
6.4%
9.3%

93.8%
96.6%
93.6%
90.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.9%
0.9%
2.2%
2.7%

3.1%
1.4%
3.4%
4.7%

5.9%
2.8%
6.1%
9.3%

94.1%
97.2%
93.9%
90.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.5%
0.5%
0.4%
0.5%

0.7%
0.8%
0.6%
0.7%

1.4%
1.4%
1.6%
1.3%

98.6%
98.6%
98.4%
98.7%

Tobacco

Alcohol

Inhalants

Any Illicit Drug

Marijuana

Marijuana Only

Cocaine or Crack

Cocaine

Crack

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SPRING 2009
Table B9: Prevalence and recency of use of selected substances by grade
Students living with two parents
(Continued)
 
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.4%
0.6%
1.8%
1.9%

2.4%
0.8%
2.6%
3.9%

4.0%
1.5%
4.5%
6.3%

96.0%
98.5%
95.5%
93.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.8%
0.6%
2.0%
2.9%

2.9%
0.9%
3.2%
5.0%

4.6%
1.5%
4.5%
8.4%

95.4%
98.5%
95.5%
91.6%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.7%
0.4%
1.9%
3.1%

2.9%
0.7%
3.1%
5.5%

4.8%
1.3%
4.8%
9.1%

95.2%
98.7%
95.2%
90.9%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.8%
0.7%
1.0%
0.8%

1.2%
0.9%
1.6%
1.2%

2.0%
1.3%
2.5%
2.3%

98.0%
98.7%
97.5%
97.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.5%
0.3%
0.6%
0.6%

0.9%
0.6%
1.0%
1.1%

1.4%
1.2%
1.5%
1.5%

98.6%
98.8%
98.5%
98.5%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.7%
0.8%
1.9%
2.7%

2.7%
1.1%
2.8%
4.4%

4.5%
1.8%
5.0%
7.4%

95.5%
98.2%
95.0%
92.6%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.3%
0.4%
0.3%
0.2%

0.5%
0.5%
0.4%
0.6%

1.1%
1.1%
1.0%
1.3%

98.9%
98.9%
99.0%
98.7%

Hallucinogens

Uppers

Downers

Rohypnol

Steroids

Ecstasy

Heroin

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SPRING 2009
Table B10: Prevalence and recency of use of selected substances by grade
Students not living with two parents
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

18.2%
8.4%
19.7%
28.0%

24.6%
13.4%
26.9%
34.9%

42.8%
31.7%
44.7%
53.6%

57.2%
68.3%
55.3%
46.4%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

37.8%
27.1%
38.9%
49.0%

51.2%
38.6%
53.8%
62.8%

73.5%
65.5%
76.1%
79.6%

26.5%
34.5%
23.9%
20.4%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

3.0%
4.6%
2.2%
2.4%

5.1%
7.2%
4.4%
3.4%

11.2%
13.7%
11.2%
8.3%

88.8%
86.3%
88.8%
91.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

17.0%
9.6%
19.9%
21.8%

24.0%
13.8%
28.3%
30.5%

38.1%
23.9%
42.9%
48.8%

61.9%
76.1%
57.1%
51.2%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

15.0%
8.2%
17.9%
19.2%

22.3%
12.3%
26.8%
28.4%

36.5%
21.8%
41.3%
47.7%

63.5%
78.2%
58.7%
52.3%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

5.8%
3.8%
7.1%
6.6%

9.6%
6.0%
11.8%
10.9%

19.4%
13.0%
22.2%
23.5%

80.6%
87.0%
77.8%
76.5%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.9%
1.8%
2.9%
4.1%

5.2%
2.6%
5.6%
7.8%

9.8%
5.3%
10.5%
14.3%

90.2%
94.7%
89.5%
85.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.8%
1.6%
2.9%
4.0%

5.1%
2.3%
5.5%
7.8%

9.5%
4.4%
10.4%
14.3%

90.5%
95.6%
89.6%
85.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.8%
0.6%
0.6%
1.2%

1.2%
0.9%
1.1%
1.6%

2.5%
2.4%
2.2%
2.9%

97.5%
97.6%
97.8%
97.1%

Tobacco

Alcohol

Inhalants

Any Illicit Drug

Marijuana

Marijuana Only

Cocaine or Crack

Cocaine

Crack

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Table B10: Prevalence and recency of use of selected substances by grade
Students not living with two parents
(Continued)
 
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.5%
1.1%
2.6%
3.9%

3.7%
1.5%
4.0%
5.8%

6.8%
2.9%
7.9%
10.0%

93.2%
97.1%
92.1%
90.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

3.2%
1.2%
4.2%
4.5%

5.3%
1.9%
6.6%
7.8%

8.5%
3.3%
10.3%
12.5%

91.5%
96.7%
89.7%
87.5%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

3.6%
1.3%
4.5%
5.2%

5.7%
2.0%
7.2%
8.1%

9.0%
2.9%
11.2%
13.6%

91.0%
97.1%
88.8%
86.4%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.3%
1.1%
1.7%
1.2%

2.0%
1.5%
2.7%
1.7%

3.6%
2.5%
4.8%
3.2%

96.4%
97.5%
95.2%
96.8%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.8%
0.7%
1.0%
0.8%

1.1%
0.9%
1.2%
1.1%

2.1%
1.9%
2.2%
2.1%

97.9%
98.1%
97.8%
97.9%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.8%
1.0%
3.0%
4.5%

4.5%
1.9%
4.7%
7.3%

8.0%
3.2%
8.6%
12.7%

92.0%
96.8%
91.4%
87.3%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.6%
0.4%
0.8%
0.8%

1.2%
0.9%
1.2%
1.7%

2.2%
1.7%
2.3%
2.7%

97.8%
98.3%
97.7%
97.3%

Hallucinogens

Uppers

Downers

Rohypnol

Steroids

Ecstasy

Heroin

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SPRING 2009
Table B11: Prevalence and recency of use of selected substances by grade
Students would seek help from adults for substance abuse problems
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

13.1%
5.0%
13.4%
22.7%

18.1%
8.0%
18.3%
30.0%

32.1%
19.6%
32.9%
46.2%

67.9%
80.4%
67.1%
53.8%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

31.2%
19.4%
31.9%
44.5%

42.8%
28.3%
44.7%
57.7%

64.4%
52.2%
67.1%
75.4%

35.6%
47.8%
32.9%
24.6%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.0%
2.6%
1.8%
1.4%

3.2%
4.0%
3.3%
2.3%

7.7%
8.8%
8.1%
6.0%

92.3%
91.2%
91.9%
94.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

11.0%
5.1%
12.5%
16.1%

15.6%
7.3%
17.8%
22.8%

25.8%
13.7%
28.2%
37.4%

74.2%
86.3%
71.8%
62.6%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

9.5%
4.1%
10.8%
14.4%

14.1%
6.2%
16.0%
21.1%

24.2%
12.0%
26.5%
36.1%

75.8%
88.0%
73.5%
63.9%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

3.8%
2.0%
4.5%
5.2%

6.2%
3.1%
7.2%
8.8%

13.3%
7.3%
14.5%
19.1%

86.7%
92.7%
85.5%
80.9%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.7%
0.9%
1.9%
2.5%

3.1%
1.5%
3.3%
4.8%

6.4%
3.1%
6.7%
9.8%

93.6%
96.9%
93.3%
90.2%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.6%
0.7%
1.8%
2.5%

3.0%
1.2%
3.3%
4.8%

6.1%
2.6%
6.5%
9.8%

93.9%
97.4%
93.5%
90.2%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.3%
0.3%
0.2%
0.4%

0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0.7%

1.4%
1.2%
1.4%
1.6%

98.6%
98.8%
98.6%
98.4%

Tobacco

Alcohol

Inhalants

Any Illicit Drug

Marijuana

Marijuana Only

Cocaine or Crack

Cocaine

Crack

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Table B11: Prevalence and recency of use of selected substances by grade
Students would seek help from adults for substance abuse problems
(Continued)
 
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.3%
0.4%
1.5%
2.2%

2.2%
0.7%
2.4%
3.9%

4.2%
1.4%
4.8%
6.7%

95.8%
98.6%
95.2%
93.3%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.8%
0.6%
2.1%
3.0%

3.1%
1.0%
3.5%
5.1%

5.2%
1.8%
5.6%
8.9%

94.8%
98.2%
94.4%
91.1%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.9%
0.6%
2.0%
3.4%

3.2%
1.0%
3.6%
5.4%

5.4%
1.6%
5.9%
9.4%

94.6%
98.4%
94.1%
90.6%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.7%
0.5%
0.9%
0.9%

1.1%
0.7%
1.4%
1.1%

2.1%
1.4%
2.7%
2.2%

97.9%
98.6%
97.3%
97.8%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.5%
0.3%
0.6%
0.5%

0.8%
0.5%
0.9%
0.9%

1.3%
1.2%
1.6%
1.3%

98.7%
98.8%
98.4%
98.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.7%
0.5%
2.0%
2.7%

2.7%
0.9%
2.9%
4.6%

5.0%
1.7%
5.5%
8.4%

95.0%
98.3%
94.5%
91.6%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.3%
0.2%
0.4%
0.3%

0.5%
0.4%
0.5%
0.8%

1.2%
0.9%
1.1%
1.5%

98.8%
99.1%
98.9%
98.5%

Hallucinogens

Uppers

Downers

Rohypnol

Steroids

Ecstasy

Heroin

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Table B12: Prevalence and recency of use of selected substances by grade
Students wouldn''t seek help from adults for substance abuse problems
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

22.0%
12.0%
24.1%
30.2%

29.3%
18.1%
31.9%
38.3%

45.6%
35.0%
47.6%
54.6%

54.4%
65.0%
52.4%
45.4%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

42.4%
33.8%
44.2%
49.4%

56.5%
47.1%
60.4%
62.0%

74.5%
69.0%
76.1%
78.6%

25.5%
31.0%
23.9%
21.4%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

5.0%
7.9%
3.5%
3.4%

8.0%
11.9%
7.0%
4.9%

14.9%
18.9%
15.2%
10.1%

85.1%
81.1%
84.8%
89.9%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

19.9%
13.8%
22.4%
23.5%

27.7%
18.2%
30.8%
34.3%

40.5%
28.3%
44.7%
48.8%

59.5%
71.7%
55.3%
51.2%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

16.5%
10.8%
18.9%
20.0%

24.9%
15.5%
27.7%
31.9%

37.8%
24.7%
42.0%
47.2%

62.2%
75.3%
58.0%
52.8%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

5.8%
5.0%
6.1%
6.3%

10.1%
7.6%
10.6%
12.2%

18.4%
13.9%
20.2%
21.1%

81.6%
86.1%
79.8%
78.9%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

4.5%
2.7%
4.7%
6.2%

7.4%
4.1%
7.4%
10.8%

12.0%
7.0%
12.1%
17.3%

88.0%
93.0%
87.9%
82.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

4.3%
2.2%
4.7%
6.2%

7.0%
3.3%
7.2%
10.6%

11.5%
5.7%
12.0%
17.2%

88.5%
94.3%
88.0%
82.8%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.6%
1.3%
1.5%
2.1%

2.3%
2.2%
2.2%
2.5%

3.7%
4.0%
3.5%
3.5%

96.3%
96.0%
96.5%
96.5%

Tobacco

Alcohol

Inhalants

Any Illicit Drug

Marijuana

Marijuana Only

Cocaine or Crack

Cocaine

Crack

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Table B12: Prevalence and recency of use of selected substances by grade
Students wouldn''t seek help from adults for substance abuse problems
(Continued)
 
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

3.2%
1.5%
4.2%
3.8%

5.0%
2.3%
5.8%
6.9%

8.5%
4.1%
10.0%
11.6%

91.5%
95.9%
90.0%
88.4%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

4.3%
1.9%
5.5%
5.5%

6.9%
2.4%
8.2%
10.1%

9.8%
3.5%
11.6%
14.7%

90.2%
96.5%
88.4%
85.3%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

4.5%
1.4%
6.1%
5.8%

7.1%
2.1%
8.8%
10.4%

10.4%
2.9%
12.2%
16.4%

89.6%
97.1%
87.8%
83.6%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.9%
2.0%
2.6%
1.1%

2.9%
2.7%
3.9%
2.0%

4.1%
3.3%
5.2%
3.9%

95.9%
96.7%
94.8%
96.1%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.4%
1.2%
1.6%
1.5%

1.7%
1.5%
1.8%
2.0%

3.0%
2.6%
2.9%
3.7%

97.0%
97.4%
97.1%
96.3%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

3.8%
1.9%
3.9%
5.8%

5.8%
2.9%
6.3%
8.3%

9.2%
4.7%
10.2%
12.9%

90.8%
95.3%
89.8%
87.1%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.8%
0.9%
0.7%
0.8%

1.6%
1.2%
1.5%
2.1%

2.9%
2.7%
2.6%
3.3%

97.1%
97.3%
97.4%
96.7%

Hallucinogens

Uppers

Downers

Rohypnol

Steroids

Ecstasy

Heroin

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Table B13: Prevalence and recency of use of selected substances by grade
Students living in town three years or less
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

14.4%
7.6%
16.0%
26.5%

19.2%
11.1%
21.2%
33.2%

36.7%
27.3%
38.4%
54.3%

63.3%
72.7%
61.6%
45.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

32.1%
24.8%
34.2%
43.8%

44.3%
35.5%
48.0%
55.9%

67.7%
59.7%
71.5%
77.2%

32.3%
40.3%
28.5%
22.8%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

3.1%
3.8%
2.7%
2.4%

5.2%
6.0%
4.9%
3.9%

11.3%
11.8%
11.3%
10.1%

88.7%
88.2%
88.7%
89.9%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

14.5%
9.3%
17.3%
19.6%

19.8%
12.0%
24.2%
27.4%

31.9%
20.8%
37.5%
44.5%

68.1%
79.2%
62.5%
55.5%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

12.7%
7.6%
15.4%
18.1%

18.4%
10.4%
22.7%
26.6%

30.0%
18.3%
35.7%
43.3%

70.0%
81.7%
64.3%
56.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

5.0%
3.6%
6.2%
5.1%

7.9%
5.2%
10.1%
8.8%

16.0%
11.1%
19.4%
19.1%

84.0%
88.9%
80.6%
80.9%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.5%
2.1%
2.7%
2.7%

4.2%
2.6%
4.9%
6.1%

8.0%
5.0%
9.0%
12.6%

92.0%
95.0%
91.0%
87.4%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.3%
1.9%
2.6%
2.8%

4.0%
2.4%
4.8%
6.0%

7.6%
4.3%
8.8%
12.6%

92.4%
95.7%
91.2%
87.4%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.7%
0.9%
0.7%
0.6%

1.1%
1.1%
1.2%
0.7%

2.3%
2.3%
2.5%
1.8%

97.7%
97.7%
97.5%
98.2%

Tobacco

Alcohol

Inhalants

Any Illicit Drug

Marijuana

Marijuana Only

Cocaine or Crack

Cocaine

Crack

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Table B13: Prevalence and recency of use of selected substances by grade
Students living in town three years or less
(Continued)
 
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.1%
1.3%
2.6%
2.9%

3.2%
1.5%
3.9%
5.4%

5.8%
2.5%
7.6%
9.2%

94.2%
97.5%
92.4%
90.8%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.6%
1.3%
3.4%
3.6%

4.3%
1.7%
5.5%
7.6%

6.6%
2.6%
8.0%
12.4%

93.4%
97.4%
92.0%
87.6%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.8%
0.7%
3.6%
5.8%

4.8%
1.3%
6.2%
9.8%

7.5%
2.1%
9.6%
15.1%

92.5%
97.9%
90.4%
84.9%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.4%
1.5%
1.3%
1.4%

1.9%
1.9%
1.9%
1.7%

3.2%
2.6%
3.7%
3.4%

96.8%
97.4%
96.3%
96.6%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.7%
0.4%
1.1%
0.4%

1.0%
0.9%
1.3%
0.5%

2.0%
1.8%
2.4%
1.3%

98.0%
98.2%
97.6%
98.7%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.2%
1.5%
2.2%
4.0%

3.4%
2.0%
3.6%
6.4%

6.8%
2.9%
7.7%
13.6%

93.2%
97.1%
92.3%
86.4%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0.2%

0.9%
0.9%
0.9%
0.7%

2.0%
1.8%
2.0%
2.0%

98.0%
98.2%
98.0%
98.0%

Hallucinogens

Uppers

Downers

Rohypnol

Steroids

Ecstasy

Heroin

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Table B14: Prevalence and recency of use of selected substances by grade
Students living in town more than three years
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

14.9%
5.8%
15.5%
23.5%

20.5%
9.3%
21.1%
31.0%

34.1%
20.6%
34.8%
46.7%

65.9%
79.4%
65.2%
53.3%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

33.6%
21.3%
34.2%
45.2%

45.6%
30.9%
47.3%
58.6%

65.8%
54.3%
67.4%
75.6%

34.2%
45.7%
32.6%
24.4%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.5%
3.4%
2.1%
2.0%

3.9%
5.2%
3.7%
2.9%

8.4%
10.0%
8.8%
6.5%

91.6%
90.0%
91.2%
93.5%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

12.1%
5.8%
13.6%
16.9%

17.4%
8.6%
19.2%
24.4%

27.8%
15.0%
29.4%
38.9%

72.2%
85.0%
70.6%
61.1%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

10.3%
4.7%
11.5%
14.7%

15.6%
7.3%
17.1%
22.5%

26.1%
13.2%
27.5%
37.7%

73.9%
86.8%
72.5%
62.3%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

3.9%
2.2%
4.1%
5.4%

6.6%
3.6%
6.8%
9.5%

13.7%
7.7%
13.8%
19.7%

86.3%
92.3%
86.2%
80.3%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.3%
1.1%
2.5%
3.4%

4.0%
1.9%
4.1%
6.0%

7.5%
3.7%
7.6%
11.1%

92.5%
96.3%
92.4%
88.9%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.2%
0.8%
2.4%
3.3%

3.8%
1.5%
4.0%
6.0%

7.2%
3.1%
7.5%
11.1%

92.8%
96.9%
92.5%
88.9%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.5%
0.4%
0.4%
0.8%

0.8%
0.8%
0.6%
1.1%

1.7%
1.5%
1.6%
1.9%

98.3%
98.5%
98.4%
98.1%

Tobacco

Alcohol

Inhalants

Any Illicit Drug

Marijuana

Marijuana Only

Cocaine or Crack

Cocaine

Crack

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Table B14: Prevalence and recency of use of selected substances by grade
Students living in town more than three years
(Continued)
 
Past
Month

School
Year

Ever
Used

Never
Used

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

1.7%
0.5%
2.0%
2.6%

2.8%
0.9%
2.9%
4.5%

4.8%
1.9%
5.1%
7.4%

95.2%
98.1%
94.9%
92.6%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.3%
0.7%
2.7%
3.4%

3.7%
1.1%
4.2%
5.8%

5.9%
2.0%
6.4%
9.4%

94.1%
98.0%
93.6%
90.6%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.3%
0.7%
2.7%
3.6%

3.7%
1.0%
4.1%
5.9%

6.0%
1.7%
6.3%
10.0%

94.0%
98.3%
93.7%
90.0%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.9%
0.5%
1.3%
0.8%

1.4%
0.8%
2.1%
1.2%

2.4%
1.4%
3.3%
2.4%

97.6%
98.6%
96.7%
97.6%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.6%
0.5%
0.7%
0.7%

1.0%
0.7%
1.0%
1.2%

1.6%
1.3%
1.6%
1.8%

98.4%
98.7%
98.4%
98.2%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

2.1%
0.6%
2.5%
3.2%

3.4%
1.1%
3.6%
5.4%

5.6%
2.1%
6.1%
8.7%

94.4%
97.9%
93.9%
91.3%

All
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

0.4%
0.3%
0.4%
0.5%

0.8%
0.5%
0.7%
1.1%

1.4%
1.1%
1.2%
1.8%

98.6%
98.9%
98.8%
98.2%

Hallucinogens

Uppers

Downers

Rohypnol

Steroids

Ecstasy

Heroin

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3. Margin Tables

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SPRING 2009

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Spring 2009
The FREQ Procedure
GENDER
q1
Frequency Percent
485E3 52.01
Female
448E3 47.99
Male

Frequency Missing = 3417.0081668

ON AVERAGE WHAT
GRADES DO YOU GET
q6
Frequency Percent
27E4 29.22
Mostly A's
476E3 51.44
Mostly B's
155E3 16.78
Mostly C's
16838
1.82
Mostly D's
6812
0.74
Mostly F's

QUALIFY FOR
FREE/REDUCED PRICE
LUNCH
q11
Frequency Percent
128E3 13.84
Don't Know
458E3 49.53
No
339E3 36.63
Yes

Frequency Missing = 11449.954612

q2
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

GRADE
Frequency Percent
332E3 35.42
332E3 35.42
273E3 29.16

LIVE WITH BOTH
PARENTS
q3 Frequency Percent
361E3 38.77
No
571E3 61.23
Yes

Frequency Missing = 4892.3912396

AGE
q4 Frequency Percent
326
0.03
11 or younger
285
0.03
12
75666
8.11
13
217E3 23.29
14
113E3 12.12
15
226E3 24.25
16
104E3 11.11
17
177E3 18.96
18
19520
2.09
19 or older

Frequency Missing = 11279.205514

LENGTH OF TIME IN
THIS DISTRICT
q7 Frequency Percent
83285
9.00
<1 year
164E3 17.76
2-3 years
677E3 73.24
>4 years

Frequency Missing = 11813.647264

DO YOU HAVE A
JOB
q8 Frequency Percent
64E4 69.21
No
284E3 30.79
Yes

PARTICIPATE IN
SCHOOL ATHLETICS
q12a Frequency Percent
46E4 53.51
No
4E5 46.49
Yes

Frequency Missing = 76764.311524

PARTICIPATE IN
SCHOOL
BAND/ORCHESTRA
q12b Frequency Percent
649E3 83.06
No
132E3 16.94
Yes

Frequency Missing = 155664.13903
Frequency Missing = 12700.577427

q9
No
Yes

DO YOU GET AN
ALLOWANCE
Frequency Percent
606E3 65.87
314E3 34.13

PARTICIPATE IN
SCHOOL CHOIR
q12c Frequency Percent
675E3 90.26
No
72790
9.74
Yes

Frequency Missing = 189226.52404
Frequency Missing = 3612.7199827

ETHNICITY
q5
Frequency Percent
133E3 14.55
African/American
11031
1.20
Asian/American
39E4 42.50
Mexican/American
3095
0.34
Native/American
20936
2.28
Other
359E3 39.13
White

Frequency Missing = 17337.572251

EITHER PARENT COLLEGE
GRADUATE
q10
Frequency Percent
126E3 13.58
Don't Know
373E3 40.35
No
426E3 46.07
Yes

PARTICIPATE IN
DRAMA/SPEECH/ART
CLUBS
q12d
Frequency Percent
613E3
82.25
No
132E3
17.75
Yes

Frequency Missing = 191037.65052
Frequency Missing = 11555.546739

Frequency Missing = 19809.176063

The frequencies have been weighted so that the
analysis reflects the distribution of students by grade
level in the district
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PARTICIPATE IN DRILL
TEAM/CHEERLEADING
q12e
Frequency Percent
678E3
91.86
No
60052
8.14
Yes

PARTICIPATE IN
SCHOOL SERVICE
CLUBS
q12j Frequency Percent
704E3 89.56
No
82123 10.44
Yes

Frequency Missing = 198963.95536
Frequency Missing = 150150.1654
PARTICIPATE IN
STUDENT
GOVERNMENT
q12f Frequency Percent
702E3 94.85
No
38073
5.15
Yes

PARTICIPATE IN
OTHER SCHOOL
CLUBS OR GROUPS
q12k Frequency Percent
615E3 77.09
No
183E3 22.91
Yes

Frequency Missing = 197002.69101
Frequency Missing = 138733.31015
PARTICIPATE IN SCHOOL
NEWSPAPER/YEARBOOK
q12g
Frequency Percent
706E3
94.38
No
42062
5.62
Yes

PARTICIPATE IN
ATHLETIC TEAMS
OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL
q12l Frequency Percent
53E4 63.78
No
301E3 36.22
Yes

Frequency Missing = 188746.07172
Frequency Missing = 105681.75195
PARTICIPATE IN
ACADEMIC
CLUBS/SOCIETIES
q12h Frequency Percent
643E3 83.68
No
125E3 16.32
Yes

Frequency Missing = 168759.04723

PARTICIPATE IN
ACADEMIC
COMPETITION
GROUPS
q12i Frequency Percent
67E4 86.45
No
105E3 13.55
Yes

Frequency Missing = 162189.79839

PARTICIPATE IN
OTHER CLUBS OR
GROUPS OUTSIDE OF
SCHOOL
q12m Frequency Percent
556E3 67.43
No
269E3 32.57
Yes

Frequency Missing = 112354.99841

DO YOU FEEL SAFE IN YOUR
HOME
q13a Frequency Percent
737E3 79.48
Very Safe
167E3 17.96
Somewhat Safe
11778
1.27
Not Very Safe
3350
0.36
Not Safe At All
8657
0.93
Don't Know

DO YOU FEEL SAFE IN YOUR
NEIGHBORHOOD
q13b Frequency Percent
383E3 41.50
Very Safe
43E4 46.52
Somewhat Safe
74111
8.02
Not Very Safe
21247
2.30
Not Safe At All
15273
1.65
Don't Know

Frequency Missing = 12841.637975

DO YOU FEEL SAFE AT
SCHOOL
q13c Frequency Percent
331E3 35.79
Very Safe
447E3 48.33
Somewhat Safe
83004
8.97
Not Very Safe
37499
4.05
Not Safe At All
26341
2.85
Don't Know

Frequency Missing = 11894.447359

FRIENDS FEELING
CLOSE TO THEIR
PARENTS
q14a Frequency Percent
42297
4.58
None
246E3
26.60
A Few
249E3 26.96
Some
313E3 33.85
Most
73943
8.01
All

Frequency Missing = 13553.396148

HOW MANY FRIENDS
CARRY WEAPONS
q14b Frequency Percent
558E3 61.30
None
21E4 23.01
A Few
92951 10.20
Some
35236
3.87
Most
14742
1.62
All

Frequency Missing = 25825.391504

Frequency Missing = 9033.4716692

The frequencies have been weighted so that the
analysis reflects the distribution of students by grade
level in the district
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HOW MANY FRIENDS
CARE ABOUT GOOD
GRADES
q14c Frequency Percent
25479
2.84
None
127E3 14.14
A Few
215E3 24.02
Some
386E3 43.06
Most
143E3 15.93
All

RECENT CIGARETTE USE
Q16A Frequency Percent
614E3 66.91
Never Heard/Used
134E3 14.65
In Your Lifetime
47575
5.19
Since School Began
122E3 13.25
In the Past Month

RECENT LIQUOR USE
Q16F Frequency Percent
471E3 51.74
Never Heard/Used
139E3 15.31
In Your Lifetime
99124 10.90
Since School Began
201E3 22.05
In the Past Month

Frequency Missing = 19247.78604

Frequency Missing = 27307.593044

Frequency Missing = 41037.477366

RECENT SMOKELESS TOBACCO
USE
Q16B Frequency Percent
811E3 89.12
Never Heard/Used
40101
4.40
In Your Lifetime
18393
2.02
Since School Began
40532
4.45
In the Past Month

RECENT INHALANT USE
Q16G Frequency Percent
828E3 90.79
Never Heard/Used
44833
4.92
In Your Lifetime
14867
1.63
Since School Began
24247
2.66
In the Past Month

HOW MANY FRIENDS
BELONG TO A GANG
q14d Frequency Percent
609E3 66.19
None
165E3 17.87
A Few
84269
9.15
Some
46921
5.10
Most
15513
1.69
All

Frequency Missing = 16156.081569

FRIENDS WISHING TO
DROP OUT OF
SCHOOL
q14e Frequency Percent
517E3 55.95
None
261E3 28.27
A Few
93967 10.18
Some
33753
3.66
Most
17984
1.95
All

Frequency Missing = 13361.327217

PARENTS ATTEND
PTA/SCHOOL OPEN
HOUSES
q15 Frequency Percent
502E3 63.04
No
294E3 36.96
Yes

Frequency Missing = 140965.48912

Frequency Missing = 25235.149643
Frequency Missing = 26371.799505

RECENT BEER USE
Q16C Frequency Percent
439E3 48.76
Never Heard/Used
171E3 18.95
In Your Lifetime
89571
9.94
Since School Began
201E3 22.34
In the Past Month

RECENT MARIJUANA USE
Q17A Frequency Percent
661E3 72.80
Never Heard/Used
97990 10.80
In Your Lifetime
49318
5.43
Since School Began
99543 10.97
In the Past Month

Frequency Missing = 29225.704606
Frequency Missing = 35937.747369

RECENT WINE COOLER USE
Q16D Frequency Percent
454E3 50.14
Never Heard/Used
168E3 18.50
In Your Lifetime
106E3 11.68
Since School Began
178E3 19.68
In the Past Month

RECENT COCAINE USE
Q17B Frequency Percent
834E3 92.70
Never Heard/Used
30862
3.43
In Your Lifetime
14810
1.65
Since School Began
20038
2.23
In the Past Month

Frequency Missing = 37176.470884
Frequency Missing = 30612.236825

RECENT WINE USE
Q16E Frequency Percent
494E3 55.59
Never Heard/Used
187E3 21.08
In Your Lifetime
92215 10.38
Since School Began
115E3 12.95
In the Past Month

RECENT CRACK USE
Q17C Frequency Percent
875E3 98.17
Never Heard/Used
8381
0.94
In Your Lifetime
2763
0.31
Since School Began
5184
0.58
In the Past Month

Frequency Missing = 45426.70418
Frequency Missing = 47959.140948

The frequencies have been weighted so that the
analysis reflects the distribution of students by grade
level in the district
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RECENT HALLUCINOGEN USE
Q17E Frequency Percent
84E4 94.92
Never Heard/Used
19661
2.22
In Your Lifetime
9392
1.06
Since School Began
15926
1.80
In the Past Month

RECENT ECSTASY USE
Q17J Frequency Percent
84E4 94.10
Never Heard/Used
22375
2.50
In Your Lifetime
11252
1.26
Since School Began
19110
2.14
In the Past Month

Frequency Missing = 51756.415677

Frequency Missing = 43565.347652

MARIJUANA USE IN PAST
MONTH
q18d Frequency Percent
765E3 85.03
Never Heard/Used
62311
6.93
1-2 times
36091
4.01
3-10 times
36240
4.03
11+ times

Frequency Missing = 37315.90945
RECENT UPPER USE
Q17F Frequency Percent
831E3 93.87
Never Heard/Used
20191
2.28
In Your Lifetime
13284
1.50
Since School Began
20762
2.34
In the Past Month

RECENT HEROIN USE
Q17K Frequency Percent
883E3 98.47
Never Heard/Used
6754
0.75
In Your Lifetime
3230
0.36
Since School Began
3774
0.42
In the Past Month

Frequency Missing = 51282.520789

Frequency Missing = 40473.30105

COCAINE USE IN PAST MONTH
q18e Frequency Percent
876E3 96.72
Never Heard/Used
19223
2.12
1-2 times
5822
0.64
3-10 times
4624
0.51
11+ times

Frequency Missing = 31316.47864
RECENT DOWNER USE
Q17G Frequency Percent
828E3 93.56
Never Heard/Used
21713
2.45
In Your Lifetime
13639
1.54
Since School Began
21699
2.45
In the Past Month

TOBACCO USE IN PAST MONTH
q18a Frequency Percent
757E3 83.20
Never Heard/Used
65780
7.23
1-2 times
34575
3.80
3-10 times
52596
5.78
11+ times

Frequency Missing = 51419.471829

Frequency Missing = 26422.055172

CRACK USE IN PAST MONTH
q18f Frequency Percent
899E3 99.11
Never Heard/Used
4761
0.52
1-2 times
1824
0.20
3-10 times
1480
0.16
11+ times

Frequency Missing = 29300.167408
RECENT ROHYPNOL USE
Q17H Frequency Percent
863E3 97.38
Never Heard/Used
9910
1.12
In Your Lifetime
4238
0.48
Since School Began
9110
1.03
In the Past Month

ALCOHOL USE IN PAST MONTH
q18b Frequency Percent
565E3 62.24
Never Heard/Used
195E3 21.51
1-2 times
106E3 11.67
3-10 times
41519
4.57
11+ times

Frequency Missing = 50299.785315

Frequency Missing = 29236.677318

RECENT STEROID USE
Q17I Frequency Percent
869E3 98.33
Never Heard/Used
6231
0.70
In Your Lifetime
2853
0.32
Since School Began
5642
0.64
In the Past Month

INHALANT USE IN PAST MONTH
q18c Frequency Percent
87E4 96.66
Never Heard/Used
21467
2.38
1-2 times
6335
0.70
3-10 times
2252
0.25
11+ times

Frequency Missing = 52783.182012

Frequency Missing = 36364.025228

CLOSE FRIENDS USE
CIGARETTES
q19a Frequency Percent
361E3 40.83
Never heard/None
283E3 31.94
A few
148E3 16.74
Some
77635
8.77
Most
15201
1.72
All

Frequency Missing = 51595.823703

CLOSE FRIENDS USE
SMOKELESS TOBACCO
q19b Frequency Percent
588E3 67.29
Never heard/None
166E3 19.04
A few
81867
9.37
Some
30440
3.48
Most
7158
0.82
All

The frequencies have been weighted so that the
analysis reflects the distribution of students by grade
level in the district
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Frequency Missing = 62622.736762

CLOSE FRIENDS USE BEER
q19c Frequency Percent
253E3 29.00
Never heard/None
202E3 23.13
A few
172E3 19.69
Some
177E3 20.31
Most
68691
7.88
All

CLOSE FRIENDS USE INHALANTS
q19g Frequency Percent
71E4 81.39
Never heard/None
105E3 12.02
A few
35989
4.13
Some
15395
1.77
Most
6066
0.70
All

DIFFICULT TO GET BEER
q20c Frequency Percent
79015
9.07
Never heard of
93039 10.68
Impossible
45230
5.19
Very difficult
97750 11.22
Somewhat diff
196E3 22.49
Somewhat easy
36E4 41.36
Very easy

Frequency Missing = 64704.368309
Frequency Missing = 65251.151906

Frequency Missing = 64672.964283

CLOSE FRIENDS USE WINE
COOLERS
q19d Frequency Percent
343E3 39.55
Never heard/None
193E3 22.21
A few
165E3 19.00
Some
12E4 13.87
Most
46604
5.37
All

Frequency Missing = 69460.580543

CLOSE FRIENDS USE WINE
q19e Frequency Percent
435E3 50.30
Never heard/None
214E3 24.78
A few
124E3 14.32
Some
64968
7.52
Most
26619
3.08
All

CLOSE FRIENDS USE
MARIJUANA
q19h Frequency Percent
424E3 48.13
Never heard/None
177E3 20.05
A few
13E4 14.77
Some
11E4 12.47
Most
40342
4.58
All

DIFFICULT TO GET WINE
COOLERS
q20d Frequency Percent
112E3 12.81
Never heard of
103E3 11.79
Impossible
55619
6.37
Very difficult
107E3 12.26
Somewhat diff
187E3 21.40
Somewhat easy
309E3 35.37
Very easy

Frequency Missing = 55330.870962
Frequency Missing = 63883.077885
DIFFICULT TO GET
CIGARETTES
q20a Frequency Percent
92957 10.53
Never heard of
126E3 14.28
Impossible
48732
5.52
Very difficult
77120
8.73
Somewhat diff
152E3 17.23
Somewhat easy
386E3 43.71
Very easy

DIFFICULT TO GET WINE
q20e Frequency Percent
96300 11.14
Never heard of
114E3 13.17
Impossible
61109
7.07
Very difficult
115E3 13.27
Somewhat diff
176E3 20.38
Somewhat easy
302E3 34.97
Very easy

Frequency Missing = 53663.239808
Frequency Missing = 72930.792957

CLOSE FRIENDS USE LIQUOR
q19f Frequency Percent
318E3 36.36
Never heard/None
177E3 20.25
A few
16E4 18.36
Some
157E3 17.96
Most
61839
7.07
All

Frequency Missing = 72090.806513
DIFFICULT TO GET
SMOKELESS TOBACCO
q20b Frequency Percent
184E3 21.02
Never heard of
16E4 18.27
Impossible
65552
7.49
Very difficult
90557 10.35
Somewhat diff
112E3 12.86
Somewhat easy
262E3 30.00
Very easy

DIFFICULT TO GET LIQUOR
q20f Frequency Percent
93533 10.71
Never heard of
129E3 14.80
Impossible
67397
7.71
Very difficult
103E3 11.84
Somewhat diff
176E3 20.12
Somewhat easy
304E3 34.81
Very easy

Frequency Missing = 61990.3095

Frequency Missing = 63172.498559

Frequency Missing = 62613.279371

The frequencies have been weighted so that the
analysis reflects the distribution of students by grade
level in the district
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Spring 2009
DIFFICULT TO GET
INHALANTS
q20g Frequency Percent
164E3 18.98
Never heard of
142E3 16.45
Impossible
46881
5.41
Very difficult
59286
6.85
Somewhat diff
94571 10.92
Somewhat easy
358E3 41.39
Very easy

DIFFICULT TO GET
HALLUCINOGENS
q20l Frequency Percent
284E3 33.04
Never heard of
225E3 26.24
Impossible
115E3 13.40
Very difficult
94640 11.02
Somewhat diff
61824
7.20
Somewhat easy
78117
9.10
Very easy

Frequency Missing = 70862.425614

Frequency Missing = 78087.882949

DIFFICULT TO GET
MARIJUANA
q20h Frequency Percent
115E3 13.35
Never heard of
206E3 23.87
Impossible
77090
8.93
Very difficult
95174 11.03
Somewhat diff
123E3 14.26
Somewhat easy
246E3 28.55
Very easy

DIFFICULT TO GET UPPERS
q20m Frequency Percent
368E3 43.15
Never heard of
174E3 20.37
Impossible
81556
9.57
Very difficult
74918
8.79
Somewhat diff
65613
7.70
Somewhat easy
88871 10.43
Very easy

DIFFICULT TO GET STEROIDS
q20p Frequency Percent
185E3 21.72
Never heard of
294E3 34.52
Impossible
134E3 15.69
Very difficult
99741 11.70
Somewhat diff
62886
7.38
Somewhat easy
76664
8.99
Very easy

Frequency Missing = 84339.388176

DIFFICULT TO GET ECSTASY
q20q Frequency Percent
236E3 27.61
Never heard of
239E3 27.99
Impossible
11E4 12.89
Very difficult
91525 10.71
Somewhat diff
70874
8.30
Somewhat easy
107E3 12.50
Very easy

Frequency Missing = 82550.31088
Frequency Missing = 84351.241739
Frequency Missing = 73840.615762

DIFFICULT TO GET COCAINE
q20i Frequency Percent
148E3 17.25
Never heard of
268E3 31.31
Impossible
129E3 15.05
Very difficult
117E3 13.69
Somewhat diff
83441
9.74
Somewhat easy
111E3 12.96
Very easy

DIFFICULT TO GET DOWNERS
q20n Frequency Percent
367E3 43.00
Never heard of
174E3 20.38
Impossible
81581
9.56
Very difficult
74305
8.71
Somewhat diff
65231
7.65
Somewhat easy
91255 10.70
Very easy

DIFFICULT TO GET HEROIN
q20r Frequency Percent
223E3 26.09
Never heard of
299E3 34.93
Impossible
134E3 15.62
Very difficult
85923 10.04
Somewhat diff
47410
5.54
Somewhat easy
66533
7.78
Very easy

Frequency Missing = 81083.040441
Frequency Missing = 83725.457668
Frequency Missing = 79737.07893

DIFFICULT TO GET CRACK
q20j Frequency Percent
166E3 19.39
Never heard of
279E3 32.59
Impossible
142E3 16.59
Very difficult
118E3 13.74
Somewhat diff
68874
8.04
Somewhat easy
82638
9.65
Very easy

DIFFICULT TO GET
ROHYPNOL
q20o Frequency Percent
395E3 46.40
Never heard of
184E3 21.63
Impossible
90471 10.63
Very difficult
71573
8.41
Somewhat diff
44734
5.26
Somewhat easy
65188
7.66
Very easy

Frequency Missing = 80427.545172

Frequency Missing = 86050.026213

AGE WHEN FIRST USED
CIGARETTES
q21a Frequency Percent
38653 12.53
9 or younger
21533
6.98
10 years old
20415
6.62
11 years old
33359 10.81
12 years old
45223 14.66
13 years old
41141 13.33
14 years old
45450 14.73
15 years old
31743 10.29
16 years old
21171
6.86
17 years old
9839
3.19
18 or older

Frequency Missing = 628242.95791

The frequencies have been weighted so that the
analysis reflects the distribution of students by grade
level in the district
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AGE WHEN FIRST USED
SMOKELESS TOBACCO
q21b Frequency Percent
5786
6.25
9 or younger
3602
3.89
10 years old
5916
6.39
11 years old
7798
8.42
12 years old
12293 13.27
13 years old
12437 13.42
14 years old
16448 17.75
15 years old
13933 15.04
16 years old
10217 11.03
17 years old
4220
4.55
18 or older

AGE WHEN FIRST USED
WINE
q21e Frequency Percent
46667 11.39
9 or younger
30782
7.51
10 years old
32549
7.94
11 years old
48960 11.95
12 years old
65758 16.05
13 years old
57029 13.92
14 years old
61144 14.92
15 years old
39357
9.60
16 years old
19511
4.76
17 years old
8065
1.97
18 or older

AGE WHEN FIRST USED
MARIJUANA
q21h Frequency Percent
10466
4.49
9 or younger
9259
3.97
10 years old
14155
6.07
11 years old
26279 11.27
12 years old
37788 16.20
13 years old
39307 16.85
14 years old
43348 18.58
15 years old
28677 12.29
16 years old
17707
7.59
17 years old
6278
2.69
18 or older

Frequency Missing = 526948.29887

Frequency Missing = 703507.09822

AGE WHEN FIRST USED
LIQUOR
q21f Frequency Percent
22259
5.14
9 or younger
15416
3.56
10 years old
21917
5.06
11 years old
41288
9.53
12 years old
69505 16.05
13 years old
72931 16.84
14 years old
86438 19.96
15 years old
57881 13.36
16 years old
34364
7.93
17 years old
11097
2.56
18 or older

AGE WHEN FIRST USED
COCAINE
q21i Frequency Percent
749
1.22
9 or younger
502
0.82
10 years old
1910
3.12
11 years old
3527
5.76
12 years old
9466 15.47
13 years old
8939 14.61
14 years old
14385 23.51
15 years old
12346 20.17
16 years old
7379 12.06
17 years old
1993
3.26
18 or older

Frequency Missing = 503673.23003

Frequency Missing = 875574.1877

AGE WHEN FIRST USED
INHALANTS
q21g Frequency Percent
9176 13.58
9 or younger
5878
8.70
10 years old
6670
9.87
11 years old
10253 15.18
12 years old
12036 17.82
13 years old
10230 15.15
14 years old
6953 10.29
15 years old
4097
6.06
16 years old
1640
2.43
17 years old
614
0.91
18 or older

AGE WHEN FIRST USED
CRACK
q21j Frequency Percent
745
5.33
9 or younger
190
1.36
10 years old
746
5.34
11 years old
1726 12.34
12 years old
2551 18.25
13 years old
2106 15.07
14 years old
2036 14.56
15 years old
2005 14.34
16 years old
1391
9.95
17 years old
486
3.47
18 or older

Frequency Missing = 869223.20597

Frequency Missing = 922788.5087

Frequency Missing = 844119.48162

AGE WHEN FIRST USED
BEER
q21c Frequency Percent
83985 17.38
9 or younger
31943
6.61
10 years old
30608
6.33
11 years old
50455 10.44
12 years old
71475 14.79
13 years old
64651 13.38
14 years old
71479 14.79
15 years old
47189
9.77
16 years old
23154
4.79
17 years old
8288
1.72
18 or older

Frequency Missing = 453543.71652

AGE WHEN FIRST USED
WINE COOLERS
q21d Frequency Percent
43009
9.73
9 or younger
29148
6.59
10 years old
31233
7.06
11 years old
53367 12.07
12 years old
71785 16.23
13 years old
67993 15.37
14 years old
72768 16.45
15 years old
43713
9.88
16 years old
22395
5.06
17 years old
6841
1.55
18 or older

Frequency Missing = 494518.07871

The frequencies have been weighted so that the
analysis reflects the distribution of students by grade
level in the district
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Spring 2009
AGE WHEN FIRST USED
HALLUCINOGENS
q21l Frequency Percent
728
1.83
9 or younger
531
1.34
10 years old
1317
3.32
11 years old
2349
5.92
12 years old
5273 13.30
13 years old
5494 13.86
14 years old
7960 20.07
15 years old
8190 20.66
16 years old
6024 15.19
17 years old
1787
4.51
18 or older

AGE WHEN FIRST USED
ROHYPNOL
q21o Frequency Percent
724
3.76
9 or younger
487
2.53
10 years old
1511
7.85
11 years old
2240 11.64
12 years old
3375 17.53
13 years old
3327 17.28
14 years old
3553 18.46
15 years old
2424 12.59
16 years old
1272
6.61
17 years old
335
1.74
18 or older

AGE WHEN FIRST USED
HEROIN
q21r Frequency Percent
599
5.25
9 or younger
312
2.74
10 years old
593
5.19
11 years old
946
8.28
12 years old
1757 15.39
13 years old
1663 14.57
14 years old
2180 19.09
15 years old
1543 13.51
16 years old
1374 12.04
17 years old
452
3.96
18 or older

Frequency Missing = 897117.26586

Frequency Missing = 917521.62113

Frequency Missing = 925350.1872

AGE WHEN FIRST USED
UPPERS
q21m Frequency Percent
1618
3.03
9 or younger
1221
2.28
10 years old
1555
2.91
11 years old
3322
6.21
12 years old
6951 13.00
13 years old
9334 17.46
14 years old
12493 23.37
15 years old
10795 20.19
16 years old
4936
9.23
17 years old
1244
2.33
18 or older

AGE WHEN FIRST USED
STEROIDS
q21p Frequency Percent
2052 15.52
9 or younger
550
4.16
10 years old
290
2.19
11 years old
1062
8.03
12 years old
1561 11.81
13 years old
1910 14.44
14 years old
1966 14.87
15 years old
1920 14.52
16 years old
1357 10.26
17 years old
555
4.20
18 or older

HOW OFTEN NORMALLY USE
CIGARETTES
q22a Frequency Percent
32610
3.70
Every day
23046
2.62
Several times/wk
35446
4.03
Several times/mo
51875
5.89
About once/month
42265
4.80
About once/year
79643
9.05
< once/year
616E3 69.91
Never used

Frequency Missing = 883301.87774

Frequency Missing = 923547.4294

AGE WHEN FIRST USED
DOWNERS
q21n Frequency Percent
1087
1.96
9 or younger
1076
1.94
10 years old
1925
3.47
11 years old
3456
6.22
12 years old
7042 12.68
13 years old
10036 18.07
14 years old
14319 25.78
15 years old
10639 19.16
16 years old
4809
8.66
17 years old
1145
2.06
18 or older

AGE WHEN FIRST USED
ECSTASY
q21q Frequency Percent
624
1.25
9 or younger
512
1.03
10 years old
1049
2.11
11 years old
1851
3.72
12 years old
5226 10.49
13 years old
7361 14.78
14 years old
10864 21.81
15 years old
11079 22.24
16 years old
8273 16.61
17 years old
2974
5.97
18 or older

HOW OFTEN NORMALLY USE
SMOKELESS TOBACCO
q22b Frequency Percent
10124
1.16
Every day
6892
0.79
Several times/wk
8835
1.01
Several times/mo
15095
1.73
About once/month
15665
1.80
About once/year
30739
3.53
< once/year
784E3 89.97
Never used

Frequency Missing = 881236.60906

Frequency Missing = 886955.31834

Frequency Missing = 56322.848

Frequency Missing = 65746.296247

The frequencies have been weighted so that the
analysis reflects the distribution of students by grade
level in the district
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Spring 2009
HOW OFTEN NORMALLY USE
BEER
q22c Frequency Percent
2721
0.31
Every day
34601
3.96
Several times/wk
96931 11.10
Several times/mo
116E3 13.31
About once/month
92267 10.56
About once/year
87316 10.00
< once/year
443E3 50.75
Never used

Frequency Missing = 63420.589002

HOW OFTEN NORMALLY USE
WINE COOLERS
q22d Frequency Percent
1419
0.16
Every day
22210
2.54
Several times/wk
75572
8.65
Several times/mo
113E3
12.88
About once/month
109E3 12.49
About once/year
84734
9.70
< once/year
468E3 53.58
Never used

Frequency Missing = 63022.596129

HOW OFTEN NORMALLY USE
WINE
q22e Frequency Percent
875
0.10
Every day
13908
1.61
Several times/wk
49626
5.74
Several times/mo
81536
9.44
About once/month
12E4 13.92
About once/year
105E3 12.10
< once/year
493E3 57.09
Never used

Frequency Missing = 72834.449737

HOW OFTEN NORMALLY USE
LIQUOR
q22f Frequency Percent
2064
0.24
Every day
27209
3.10
Several times/wk
94654 10.80
Several times/mo
115E3 13.17
About once/month
97431 11.12
About once/year
69236
7.90
< once/year
47E4 53.67
Never used

Frequency Missing = 60366.221919

HOW OFTEN NORMALLY USE
INHALANTS
q22g Frequency Percent
1533
0.18
Every day
3800
0.45
Several times/wk
7158
0.84
Several times/mo
10726
1.26
About once/month
10312
1.21
About once/year
23589
2.78
< once/year
792E3 93.28
Never used

Frequency Missing = 87259.06471

HOW OFTEN NORMALLY USE
MARIJUANA
q22h Frequency Percent
21235
2.50
Every day
23267
2.74
Several times/wk
34301
4.04
Several times/mo
39173
4.61
About once/month
34999
4.12
About once/year
51103
6.01
< once/year
646E3 75.99
Never used

Frequency Missing = 86780.428126

HOW OFTEN NORMALLY USE
COCAINE
q22i Frequency Percent
1063
0.13
Every day
3820
0.45
Several times/wk
8165
0.96
Several times/mo
9855
1.16
About once/month
10728
1.27
About once/year
18417
2.18
< once/year
795E3 93.85
Never used

Frequency Missing = 90175.717605

HOW OFTEN NORMALLY USE
CRACK
q22j Frequency Percent
605
0.07
Every day
1184
0.14
Several times/wk
1323
0.16
Several times/mo
2471
0.29
About once/month
2724
0.32
About once/year
4563
0.54
< once/year
839E3 98.49
Never used

Frequency Missing = 84888.267005

HOW OFTEN NORMALLY USE
HALLUCINOGENS
q22l Frequency Percent
700
0.08
Every day
1176
0.14
Several times/wk
3524
0.42
Several times/mo
7983
0.95
About once/month
11704
1.39
About once/year
10729
1.27
< once/year
808E3 95.76
Never used

Frequency Missing = 92787.078028

HOW OFTEN NORMALLY USE
UPPERS
q22m Frequency Percent
1988
0.24
Every day
3170
0.38
Several times/wk
8378
0.99
Several times/mo
11082
1.31
About once/month
10542
1.25
About once/year
13037
1.55
< once/year
795E3 94.28
Never used

Frequency Missing = 93796.938699

HOW OFTEN NORMALLY USE
DOWNERS
q22n Frequency Percent
1063
0.13
Every day
4319
0.51
Several times/wk
9001
1.06
Several times/mo
11663
1.38
About once/month
11102
1.31
About once/year
13622
1.61
< once/year
797E3 94.01
Never used

The frequencies have been weighted so that the
analysis reflects the distribution of students by grade
level in the district
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Spring 2009
Frequency Missing = 88621.648513

HOW OFTEN NORMALLY USE
ROHYPNOL
q22o Frequency Percent
406
0.05
Every day
1838
0.22
Several times/wk
1990
0.24
Several times/mo
3803
0.45
About once/month
4084
0.48
About once/year
5857
0.69
< once/year
828E3 97.87
Never used

Frequency Missing = 91236.690466

HOW OFTEN NORMALLY USE
STEROIDS
q22p Frequency Percent
1869
0.22
Every day
785
0.09
Several times/wk
1165
0.14
Several times/mo
2094
0.25
About once/month
1910
0.22
About once/year
4371
0.51
< once/year
839E3 98.57
Never used

HOW OFTEN NORMALLY USE
HEROIN
q22r Frequency Percent
261
0.03
Every day
1169
0.13
Several times/wk
793
0.09
Several times/mo
2230
0.26
About once/month
2099
0.24
About once/year
4373
0.50
< once/year
855E3 98.74
Never used

AMOUNT OF WINE AT ONE
TIME
q23c Frequency Percent
441E3 50.73
Never drink this
23533
2.71
12+ drinks
18748
2.16
9-11 drinks
48731
5.60
5-8 drinks
83442
9.59
3-4 drinks
83827
9.64
2 drinks
89924 10.34
1 drink
80401
9.24
< 1 drink

Frequency Missing = 70616.761205
Frequency Missing = 66898.571852
AMOUNT OF BEER AT ONE
TIME
q23a Frequency Percent
441E3 50.62
Never drink this
31788
3.65
12+ drinks
25667
2.95
9-11 drinks
60996
7.01
5-8 drinks
91149 10.47
3-4 drinks
69369
7.97
2 drinks
69707
8.01
1 drink
81190
9.33
< 1 drink

AMOUNT OF LIQUOR AT ONE
TIME
q23d Frequency Percent
424E3 48.44
Never drink this
41402
4.73
12+ drinks
28480
3.25
9-11 drinks
61692
7.04
5-8 drinks
74323
8.48
3-4 drinks
61687
7.04
2 drinks
70663
8.07
1 drink
113E3 12.95
< 1 drink

Frequency Missing = 66197.140333
Frequency Missing = 60610.269291

Frequency Missing = 85331.385028

HOW OFTEN NORMALLY USE
ECSTASY
q22q Frequency Percent
575
0.07
Every day
1896
0.22
Several times/wk
7121
0.83
Several times/mo
10405
1.21
About once/month
12711
1.48
About once/year
14828
1.73
< once/year
812E3 94.47
Never used

AMOUNT OF WINE COOLERS
AT ONE TIME
q23b Frequency Percent
478E3 55.34
Never drink this
12207
1.41
12+ drinks
5942
0.69
9-11 drinks
17206
1.99
5-8 drinks
37665
4.36
3-4 drinks
59665
6.90
2 drinks
113E3 13.06
1 drink
141E3 16.26
< 1 drink

HOW MANY 5+ DRINKS IN PAST
30 DAYS
q24 Frequency Percent
384E3 43.13
Never 5+ at time
3E5 33.68
None
62751
7.05
1 day
46806
5.26
2 days
49924
5.61
3 to 5 days
22391
2.52
6 to 9 days
24506
2.75
10 or more days

Frequency Missing = 72155.783925

Frequency Missing = 46662.357972

Frequency Missing = 77363.410178
GET ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
FROM HOME
q25a Frequency Percent
383E3 43.60
Do not Drink
224E3 25.48
Never
189E3 21.58
Seldom
55618
6.34
Most of the Time
26343
3.00
Always

The frequencies have been weighted so that the
analysis reflects the distribution of students by grade
level in the district
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Spring 2009
Frequency Missing = 59295.672836

GET ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
FROM FRIENDS
q25b Frequency Percent
348E3 39.89
Do not Drink
142E3 16.24
Never
143E3 16.39
Seldom
164E3 18.77
Most of the Time
75980
8.72
Always

Frequency Missing = 64993.228229

GET ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
FROM A STORE
q25c Frequency Percent
364E3 41.99
Do not Drink
359E3 41.50
Never
73423
8.48
Seldom
44655
5.16
Most of the Time
24896
2.88
Always

Frequency Missing = 70944.518362

GET ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
AT PARTIES
q25d Frequency Percent
337E3 38.64
Do not Drink
13E4 14.95
Never
12E4 13.77
Seldom
142E3 16.26
Most of the Time
143E3 16.38
Always

Frequency Missing = 64261.757532

GET ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
FROM OTHER
q25e Frequency Percent
365E3 42.12
Do not Drink
219E3 25.29
Never
127E3 14.66
Seldom
80652
9.31
Most of the Time
74618
8.62
Always

USE MARIJUANA AS JOINTS
q26a Frequency Percent
701E3 79.98
Never
71279
8.13
Seldom
39391
4.49
Half the time
36173
4.13
Most of the time
22195
2.53
Always
6426
0.73
Don't know

USE MARIJUANA OTHER WAYS
q26e Frequency Percent
765E3 88.71
Never
44554
5.17
Seldom
12878
1.49
Half the time
11767
1.36
Most of the time
14277
1.66
Always
13923
1.61
Don't know

Frequency Missing = 60358.968962

Frequency Missing = 74383.940209

USE MARIJUANA AS BLUNTS
q26b Frequency Percent
695E3 79.76
Never
59999
6.89
Seldom
33990
3.90
Half the time
40462
4.64
Most of the time
35394
4.06
Always
6524
0.75
Don't know

USED METHAMPHETAMINE EVEN
ONE TIME
q27 Frequency Percent
844E3
96.02
Never heard/used
8593
0.98
At least once/month
6724
0.77
At least once/year
19612
2.23
At least once/life

Frequency Missing = 58300.591567
Frequency Missing = 65330.944274

USE MARIJUANA IN BONGS OR
WATER PIPES
q26c Frequency Percent
743E3 85.73
Never
53735
6.20
Seldom
23792
2.75
Half the time
23278
2.69
Most of the time
17686
2.04
Always
5142
0.59
Don't know

Frequency Missing = 70394.219964

USE MARIJUANA IN PIPES
q26d Frequency Percent
73E4 84.60
Never
47655
5.52
Seldom
26632
3.08
Half the time
31669
3.67
Most of the time
21988
2.55
Always
4986
0.58
Don't know

Frequency Missing = 73411.821273
Frequency Missing = 70786.005472

RECENT PRECRIPTION DRUG USE
- CODEINE
q28a Frequency Percent
79E4 93.64
Never heard/used
17605
2.09
At least once/month
17904
2.12
At least once/year
18153
2.15
At least once/life

Frequency Missing = 93582.863093

RECENT PRECRIPTION DRUG USE
- OXYCONTIN ETC
q28b Frequency Percent
805E3 96.43
Never heard/used
9429
1.13
At least once/month
9870
1.18
At least once/year
10455
1.25
At least once/life

Frequency Missing = 102156.12673

RECENT PRECRIPTION DRUG USE
- VICODIN ETC
q28c Frequency Percent
768E3 92.67
Never heard/used
21691
2.62
At least once/month
20574
2.48
At least once/year
18555
2.24
At least once/life

The frequencies have been weighted so that the
analysis reflects the distribution of students by grade
level in the district
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Spring 2009
Frequency Missing = 107537.06465

RECENT PRECRIPTION DRUG USE
- VALIUM ETC
q28d Frequency Percent
799E3 95.84
Never heard/used
9268
1.11
At least once/month
11698
1.40
At least once/year
13663
1.64
At least once/life

Frequency Missing = 103580.57094

RECENT PRECRIPTION DRUG USE
- XANAX ETC
q28e Frequency Percent
726E3 86.04
Never heard/used
43084
5.11
At least once/month
37136
4.40
At least once/year
37590
4.45
At least once/life

DANGEROUS FOR KIDS TO
USE ALCOHOL
q30b Frequency Percent
337E3 42.07
Very
272E3 33.94
Somewhat
129E3 16.11
Not very
34572
4.32
Not at all
28404
3.55
Don't know

DANGEROUS FOR KIDS TO
USE CRACK
q30f Frequency Percent
648E3 84.40
Very
63514
8.28
Somewhat
10143
1.32
Not very
8138
1.06
Not at all
37864
4.93
Don't know

Frequency Missing = 136890.31967

Frequency Missing = 169505.13093

DANGEROUS FOR KIDS TO
USE INHALANTS
q30c Frequency Percent
552E3 71.37
Very
127E3 16.47
Somewhat
36651
4.74
Not very
15544
2.01
Not at all
41918
5.42
Don't know

DANGEROUS FOR KIDS TO
USE ECSTASY
q30g Frequency Percent
613E3 78.84
Very
78184 10.06
Somewhat
23903
3.08
Not very
12562
1.62
Not at all
49855
6.41
Don't know

Frequency Missing = 162946.50068

Frequency Missing = 159461.27619

DANGEROUS FOR KIDS TO
USE MARIJUANA
q30d Frequency Percent
437E3 56.50
Very
133E3 17.25
Somewhat
93236 12.05
Not very
80197 10.36
Not at all
29712
3.84
Don't know

DANGEROUS FOR KIDS TO
USE STEROIDS
q30h Frequency Percent
583E3 73.27
Very
115E3 14.43
Somewhat
36957
4.64
Not very
14252
1.79
Not at all
46705
5.87
Don't know

Frequency Missing = 162976.58322

Frequency Missing = 140709.62983

DANGEROUS FOR KIDS TO
USE COCAINE
q30e Frequency Percent
624E3 82.04
Very
76511 10.07
Somewhat
16079
2.12
Not very
9108
1.20
Not at all
34792
4.58
Don't know

DANGEROUS FOR KIDS TO
USE HEROIN
q30i Frequency Percent
7E5 86.59
Very
45926
5.68
Somewhat
9408
1.16
Not very
7575
0.94
Not at all
45506
5.63
Don't know

Frequency Missing = 176699.5887

Frequency Missing = 128120.36283

Frequency Missing = 92883.665042

TAKE DXM, TRIPLE CS, ETC. TO
GET HIGH
q29 Frequency Percent
787E3 92.50
Never heard/used
20618
2.42
At least once/month
16926
1.99
At least once/year
26322
3.09
At least once/life

Frequency Missing = 85744.842871

DANGEROUS FOR KIDS TO
USE TOBACCO
q30a Frequency Percent
378E3 46.54
Very
229E3 28.18
Somewhat
126E3 15.46
Not very
41327
5.08
Not at all
38556
4.74
Don't know

Frequency Missing = 123960.42623

The frequencies have been weighted so that the
analysis reflects the distribution of students by grade
level in the district
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Spring 2009
DANGEROUS FOR KIDS TO
USE METHAMPHETAMINE
q30j Frequency Percent
695E3
83.82
Very
50272
6.07
Somewhat
9638
1.16
Not very
8814
1.06
Not at all
65401
7.89
Don't know

SENT TO
PRINCIPAL/DEAN SINCE
SEPTEMBER
q31d Frequency Percent
68E4 79.59
None
123E3 14.40
1-3 days
29388
3.44
4-9 days
21870
2.56
10+ days

Frequency Missing = 107895.21314

Frequency Missing = 82835.437165

DAYS SKIPPED SINCE
SEPTEMBER
q31a Frequency Percent
583E3 68.11
None
19E4 22.15
1-3 days
51865
6.06
4-9 days
31551
3.68
10+ days

SOMEONE CALLED
HOME SINCE
SEPTEMBER
q31e Frequency Percent
712E3 84.64
None
97752 11.62
1-3 days
18215
2.16
4-9 days
13273
1.58
10+ days

TROUBLE WITH FRIENDS
BECAUSE OF DRINKING
q32a Frequency Percent
766E3 91.80
None
58729
7.04
1-3 times
6216
0.75
4-9 times
3418
0.41
10+ times

Frequency Missing = 102723.54265

DRIVEN A CAR AFTER A
GOOD BIT TO DRINK
q32b Frequency Percent
747E3 90.20
None
60858
7.34
1-3 times
10386
1.25
4-9 times
9960
1.20
10+ times

Frequency Missing = 108150.15892
Frequency Missing = 80227.899386
Frequency Missing = 95353.271518

q31b
None
1-3 days
4-9 days
10+ days

DAYS ILL SINCE
SEPTEMBER
Frequency Percent
219E3 25.66
441E3 51.59
153E3 17.94
41068
4.81

IN TROUBLE FOR
DRINKING SINCE
SEPTEMBER
q31f Frequency Percent
83E4 98.61
None
7263
0.86
1-3 days
1492
0.18
4-9 days
2924
0.35
10+ days

CRITICIZED BY DATE
BECAUSE OF DRINKING
q32c Frequency Percent
753E3 91.33
None
58566
7.10
1-3 times
7849
0.95
4-9 times
5103
0.62
10+ times

Frequency Missing = 112105.59558

Frequency Missing = 82753.031338
Frequency Missing = 95392.657617
OTHER DAYS MISSED
SINCE SEPTEMBER
q31c Frequency Percent
297E3 35.06
None
451E3
53.20
1-3 days
73779
8.71
4-9 days
25702
3.03
10+ days

IN TROUBLE FOR DRUG
USE SINCE SEPTEMBER
q31g Frequency Percent
833E3 98.42
None
8279
0.98
1-3 days
1667
0.20
4-9 days
3446
0.41
10+ days

TROUBLE WITH POLICE
BECAUSE OF DRINKING
q32d Frequency Percent
789E3 96.22
None
25160
3.07
1-3 times
3316
0.40
4-9 times
2519
0.31
10+ times

Frequency Missing = 116981.40818

Frequency Missing = 89326.484292
Frequency Missing = 90327.388601

TROUBLE WITH FRIENDS
BECAUSE OF DRUG USE
q32e Frequency Percent
755E3 93.74
None
39805
4.94
1-3 times
6883
0.85
4-9 times
3752
0.47
10+ times

The frequencies have been weighted so that the
analysis reflects the distribution of students by grade
level in the district
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Spring 2009
Frequency Missing = 131553.22985

DRIVEN A CAR WHILE
HIGH FROM DRUGS
q32f Frequency Percent
741E3 92.21
None
37382
4.65
1-3 times
10385
1.29
4-9 times
14810
1.84
10+ times

Frequency Missing = 132984.93036

CRITICIZED BY DATE
BECAUSE OF DRUG USE
q32g Frequency Percent
749E3 93.23
None
41536
5.17
1-3 times
7220
0.90
4-9 times
5627
0.70
10+ times

CLASS DAYS HIGH ON
MARIJUANA SINCE SEPT
q33b Frequency Percent
763E3 90.28
None
44323
5.24
1-3 days
13699
1.62
4-9 days
24150
2.86
10+ days

Frequency Missing = 91539.535869

CLASS DAYS HIGH ON
INHALANTS SINCE SEPT
q33c Frequency Percent
825E3 97.73
None
11749
1.39
1-3 days
3362
0.40
4-9 days
4027
0.48
10+ days

DRUG USE AT PARTIES THIS
SCHOOL YEAR
q34b Frequency Percent
441E3 51.53
Never
98458 11.49
Seldom
67991
7.94
Half the time
67017
7.82
Most of the time
72921
8.51
Always
23859
2.79
Don't know
84945
9.92
Didn't attend

Frequency Missing = 80144.443395

SOUGHT HELP FOR
DRUG/ALCOHOL
PROBLEM
q35
Frequency Percent
731E3 92.76
No
57123
7.24
Yes

Frequency Missing = 92844.824987
Frequency Missing = 148319.94355

Frequency Missing = 133471.01128

TROUBLE WITH POLICE
BECAUSE OF DRUG USE
q32h Frequency Percent
795E3 97.45
None
15904
1.95
1-3 times
2073
0.25
4-9 times
2839
0.35
10+ times

CLASS DAYS HIGH ON
OTHER DRUG(S)
q33d Frequency Percent
795E3 93.85
None
31888
3.77
1-3 days
9840
1.16
4-9 days
10360
1.22
10+ days

WOULD SEEK HELP
FROM SCHOOL
COUNSELOR
q36a Frequency Percent
583E3 70.08
No
249E3 29.92
Yes

Frequency Missing = 89840.922325
Frequency Missing = 104415.91166

Frequency Missing = 120608.70269

CLASS DAYS DRUNK ON
ALCOHOL SINCE SEPT
q33a Frequency Percent
772E3 91.20
None
54913
6.49
1-3 days
8903
1.05
4-9 days
10659
1.26
10+ days

Frequency Missing = 90756.034605

ALCOHOL USE AT PARTIES
THIS SCHOOL YEAR
q34a Frequency Percent
326E3 38.16
Never
91895 10.74
Seldom
62900
7.35
Half the time
116E3 13.52
Most of the time
159E3 18.58
Always
15136
1.77
Don't know
84457
9.87
Didn't attend

Frequency Missing = 81314.66118

WOULD SEEK HELP
OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL
q36b Frequency Percent
574E3 69.53
No
252E3 30.47
Yes

Frequency Missing = 110731.99958

WOULD SEEK HELP
FROM OTHER
COUNSELOR
q36c Frequency Percent
512E3 62.64
No
305E3 37.36
Yes

Frequency Missing = 119609.96679

The frequencies have been weighted so that the
analysis reflects the distribution of students by grade
level in the district
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Spring 2009
WOULD SEEK HELP
FROM PARENTS
q36d Frequency Percent
335E3 40.65
No
489E3 59.35
Yes

q37a
No
Yes

DRUG/ALCOHOL
INFO--SCHOOL
HEALTH CLASS
Frequency Percent
381E3 51.39
361E3 48.61

DRUG/ALCOHOL
INFO--SCHOOL
STUDENT GROUP OR
CLUB
q37f Frequency Percent
619E3 84.93
No
11E4 15.07
Yes

Frequency Missing = 112683.71357
Frequency Missing = 194421.93547
Frequency Missing = 207912.93792
WOULD SEEK HELP
FROM A MEDICAL
DOCTOR
q36e Frequency Percent
471E3 57.63
No
346E3 42.37
Yes

DRUG/ALCOHOL
INFO--SCHOOL
ASSEMBLY PROGRAM
q37b Frequency Percent
4E5 54.71
No
331E3 45.29
Yes

q37g
No
Yes

DRUG/ALCOHOL
INFO--INVITED
SCHOOL GUEST
Frequency Percent
501E3 68.57
229E3 31.43

Frequency Missing = 119460.46746
Frequency Missing = 205008.66417
Frequency Missing = 206730.66552
WOULD SEEK HELP
FROM FRIENDS
q36f Frequency Percent
219E3 26.49
No
607E3 73.51
Yes

Frequency Missing = 110689.60235

WOULD SEEK HELP
FROM ANOTHER
ADULT
q36g Frequency Percent
323E3 39.03
No
505E3 60.97
Yes

q37c
No
Yes

DRUG/ALCOHOL
INFO--SCHOOL
GUIDANCE
COUNSELOR
Frequency Percent
555E3 77.12
165E3 22.88

DRUG/ALCOHOL
INFO--ANOTHER
SCHOOL SOURCE
q37h Frequency Percent
503E3 67.99
No
237E3 32.01
Yes

Frequency Missing = 216767.2428

Frequency Missing = 196582.99989

DRUG/ALCOHOL
INFO--SCIENCE CLASS
q37d Frequency Percent
508E3 70.34
No
214E3 29.66
Yes

DRUG/ALCOHOL INFO-WEBSITE/ONLINE CHAT
GROUP
q38a
Frequency Percent
593E3
72.90
No
221E3
27.10
Yes

Frequency Missing = 108534.34505
Frequency Missing = 214711.80481
WOULD NOT SEEK
HELP
q36h Frequency Percent
695E3 85.23
No
12E4 14.77
Yes

Frequency Missing = 121301.27494

Frequency Missing = 122786.49667

q37e
No
Yes

DRUG/ALCOHOL
INFO--SOCIAL
STUDIES CLASS
Frequency Percent
625E3 86.47
97784 13.53

DRUG/ALCOHOL INFO-BOOKS/MAGAZINES/POSTERS/PA
MPHLETS
q38b
Frequency
434E3
No
376E3
Yes

Frequency Missing = 214092.31384

The frequencies have been weighted so that the
analysis reflects the distribution of students by grade
level in the district
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Spring 2009
DRUG/ALCOHOL INFO-BOOKS/MAGAZINES/POSTERS/PA
MPHLETS
q38b
Percent
53.58
No
46.42
Yes

Frequency Missing = 126590.60048

DRUG/ALCOHOL INFO-TV/RADIO/OTHER
AUDIO/VIDEO
q38c
Frequency Percent
383E3
47.34
No
427E3
52.66
Yes

Frequency Missing = 126772.33097

DRUG/ALCOHOL
INFO--PARENTS
q38d Frequency Percent
423E3 51.69
No
396E3 48.31
Yes

Frequency Missing = 117967.24899

PARENTS FEEL ABOUT KIDS
SMOKING CIGARET
q39a Frequency Percent
606E3 72.48
Strong disapprove
83496
9.98
Mild disapprove
66790
7.99
Neither
12343
1.48
Mildly approve
8802
1.05
Strongly approve
58725
7.02
Don't know

Frequency Missing = 102756.44581

PARENTS FEEL ABOUT KIDS
USING MARIJUANA
q39c Frequency Percent
677E3 81.09
Strong disapprove
45874
5.50
Mild disapprove
38066
4.56
Neither
10080
1.21
Mildly approve
11388
1.36
Strongly approve
52334
6.27
Don't know

Frequency Missing = 102392.25045

TESTED FOR DRUG
USE AT SCHOOL
q40 Frequency Percent
716E3 85.23
No
124E3 14.77
Yes

Frequency Missing = 96652.586821

PURCHASED
LOTTERY TICKET IN
PAST YEAR
q41 Frequency Percent
708E3 84.91
No
126E3 15.09
Yes

Frequency Missing = 102442.85661

Frequency Missing = 100495.88496

PARENTS FEEL ABOUT KIDS
DRINKING BEER
q39b Frequency Percent
507E3 60.81
Strong disapprove
138E3 16.51
Mild disapprove
91878 11.02
Neither
31545
3.78
Mildly approve
11665
1.40
Strongly approve
54010
6.48
Don't know

The frequencies have been weighted so that the
analysis reflects the distribution of students by grade
level in the district
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