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Statistics...    

                                                    Teen lifetime USE

OVERALL: 80.4% of students had at least one drink of alcohol during their lifetime.

RACE: White (81.7%) and Hispanic (82.9%) students were significantly more likely than black students (73.7%) to have had at least one drink of alcohol during their lifetime.

AGE: Students in grades 11 (83.2%) and 12 (85.5%) were significantly more likely than students in grade 9 (72.4%) to have had at least one drink of alcohol during their lifetime.

Teen Current Alcohol Use

OVERALL: 51.6% of students had had at least one drink of alcohol during the 30 days preceding the survey (i.e., current alcohol use).

RACE: White (54.1%) and Hispanic (54.7%) students were significantly more likely than black students (42.0%) to report current alcohol use.

AGE: Students in grades 11 (53.7%) and 12 (56.5%) were significantly more likely than students in grade 9 (45.6%) to report current alcohol use.

Teen Episodic Heavy Drinking

OVERALL: 32.6% of students had had five or more drinks of alcohol on at least one occasion during the 30 days preceding the survey (i.e., episodic heavy drinking).

GENDER: Males (36.2%) were significantly more likely than females (28.6%) to report episodic heavy drinking.

RACE: Whites (35.6%) and Hispanics (37.7%) were significantly more likely than blacks (18.8%) to report episodic heavy drinking.

AGE: The older the student, the more significantly likely to report episodic heavy drinking. Breakdown by age was: Grade 9 (24.5%); Grade 10 (30.3%); Grade 11 (34.9%); Grade 12 (39.0%).

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