Alcohol and Other Drug Use

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Alcohol and Other Drug Use
Percentage of High School Students Who Ever Drank Alcohol,*
by Type of Grades Earned (Mostly A’s, B’s, C’s or D’s/F’s), 2009**
100
74
% of students who
engaged in behavior
80
80
87
63
60
40
20
0
Ever drank alcohol
Mostly A's
Mostly B's
*Had at least one drink of alcohol on at least 1 day during their life.
**p<.0001 after controlling for sex, race/ethnicity, and grade level.
United States, Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2009
Mostly C's
Mostly D's/F's
Percentage of High School Students Who Currently Used Alcohol,*
by Type of Grades Earned (Mostly A’s, B’s, C’s or D’s/F’s), 2009**
100
% of students who
engaged in behavior
80
62
60
51
43
40
32
20
0
Current alcohol use
Mostly A's
Mostly B's
*Had at least one drink of alcohol on at least 1 day during the 30 days before the survey.
**p<.0001 after controlling for sex, race/ethnicity, and grade level.
United States, Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2009
Mostly C's
Mostly D's/F's
Percentage of High School Students Who Reported Current Binge Drinking,*
by Type of Grades Earned (Mostly A’s, B’s, C’s or D’s/F’s), 2009**
100
% of students who
engaged in behavior
80
60
46
40
25
20
30
17
0
Current binge drinking
Mostly A's
Mostly B's
Mostly C's
Mostly D's/F's
*Had five or more drinks of alcohol in a row within a couple of hours on at least 1 day during the 30 days before the survey.
**p<.0001 after controlling for sex, race/ethnicity, and grade level.
United States, Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2009
Percentage of High School Students Who Drank Alcohol for the First Time Before Age
13 Years,* by Type of Grades Earned (Mostly A’s, B’s, C’s or D’s/F’s), 2009**
100
% of students who
engaged in behavior
80
60
41
40
20
28
14
19
0
Drank alcohol for the first time before age 13 years
Mostly A's
Mostly B's
*Other than a few sips.
**p<.0001 after controlling for sex, race/ethnicity, and grade level.
United States, Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2009
Mostly C's
Mostly D's/F's
Percentage of High School Students Who Drank Alcohol on School Property,*
by Type of Grades Earned (Mostly A’s, B’s, C’s or D’s/F’s), 2009**
100
% of students who
engaged in behavior
80
60
40
17
20
2
3
6
0
Drank alcohol on school property
Mostly A's
Mostly B's
Mostly C's
* At least one drink of alcohol on at least 1 day during the 30 days before the survey.
**p<.0001 after controlling for sex, race/ethnicity, and grade level.
United States, Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2009
Mostly D's/F's
Percentage of High School Students Who Ever Used Marijuana,*
by Type of Grades Earned (Mostly A’s, B’s, C’s or D’s/F’s), 2009**
100
% of students who
engaged in behavior
80
66
60
50
37
40
20
21
0
Ever used marijuana
Mostly A's
Mostly B's
*Used marijuana one or more times during their life.
**p<.0001 after controlling for sex, race/ethnicity, and grade level.
United States, Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2009
Mostly C's
Mostly D's/F's
Percentage of High School Students Who Currently Used Marijuana,*
by Type of Grades Earned (Mostly A’s, B’s, C’s or D’s/F’s), 2009**
100
% of students who
engaged in behavior
80
60
48
40
20
30
19
10
0
Current marijuana use
Mostly A's
Mostly B's
*Used marijuana one or more times during the 30 days before the survey.
**p<.0001 after controlling for sex, race/ethnicity, and grade level.
United States, Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2009
Mostly C's
Mostly D's/F's
Percentage of High School Students Who Tried Marijuana for the First Time Before
Age 13 Years, by Type of Grades Earned (Mostly A’s, B’s, C’s or D’s/F’s), 2009*
100
% of students who
engaged in behavior
80
60
40
24
20
3
5
12
0
Tried marijuana for the first time before age 13 years
Mostly A's
Mostly B's
*p<.0001 after controlling for sex, race/ethnicity, and grade level.
United States, Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2009
Mostly C's
Mostly D's/F's
Percentage of High School Students Who Used Marijuana on School Property,*
by Type of Grades Earned (Mostly A’s, B’s, C’s or D’s/F’s), 2009**
100
% of students who
engaged in behavior
80
60
40
17
20
3
2
6
0
Used marijuana on school property
Mostly A's
Mostly B's
*One or more times during the 30 days before the survey.
**p<.0001 after controlling for sex, race/ethnicity, and grade level.
United States, Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2009
Mostly C's
Mostly D's/F's
Percentage of High School Students Who Ever Took Prescription Drugs Without a
Doctor's Prescription,* by Type of Grades Earned (Mostly A’s, B’s, C’s or D’s/F’s), 2009**
100
% of students who
engaged in behavior
80
60
41
40
20
13
19
26
0
Ever took prescription drugs without a doctor's prescription
Mostly A's
Mostly B's
Mostly C's
*For example, OxyContin, Percocet, Vicodin, Adderall, Ritalin, or Xanax one or more times during their life.
**p<.0001 after controlling for sex, race/ethnicity, and grade level.
United States, Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2009
Mostly D's/F's
Percentage of High School Students Who Ever Used Cocaine,*
by Type of Grades Earned (Mostly A’s, B’s, C’s or D’s/F’s), 2009**
100
% of students who
engaged in behavior
80
60
40
20
20
3
9
5
0
Ever used cocaine
Mostly A's
Mostly B's
Mostly C's
*Used any form of cocaine (e.g., powder, crack, or freebase) one or more times during their life.
**p<.0001 after controlling for sex, race/ethnicity, and grade level.
United States, Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2009
Mostly D's/F's
Percentage of High School Students Who Currently Used Cocaine,*
by Type of Grades Earned (Mostly A’s, B’s, C’s or D’s/F’s), 2009**
100
% of students who
engaged in behavior
80
60
40
20
0
13
1
2
3
Current cocaine use
Mostly A's
Mostly B's
Mostly C's
*Any form of cocaine (e.g., powder, crack, or freebase) one or more times during the 30 days before the survey.
**p<.0001 after controlling for sex, race/ethnicity, and grade level.
United States, Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2009
Mostly D's/F's
Percentage of High School Students Who Ever Injected Illegal Drugs,*
by Type of Grades Earned (Mostly A’s, B’s, C’s or D’s/F’s), 2009**
100
% of students who
engaged in behavior
80
60
40
20
0
1
1
2
9
Ever injected illegal drugs
Mostly A's
Mostly B's
*Used a needle to inject any illegal drug into their body one or more times during their life.
**p<.0001 after controlling for sex, race/ethnicity, and grade level.
United States, Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2009
Mostly C's
Mostly D's/F's
Percentage of High School Students Who Ever Used Inhalants,*
by Type of Grades Earned (Mostly A’s, B’s, C’s or D’s/F’s), 2009**
100
% of students who
engaged in behavior
80
60
40
27
20
7
11
14
0
Ever used inhalants
Mostly A's
Mostly B's
Mostly C's
Mostly D's/F's
*Sniffed glue, breathed the contents of aerosol spray cans, or inhaled any paints or sprays to get high one or more times during their life.
**p<.0001 after controlling for sex, race/ethnicity, and grade level.
United States, Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2009
Percentage of High School Students Who Ever Took Steroids Without a Doctor’s
Prescription,* by Type of Grades Earned (Mostly A’s, B’s, C’s or D’s/F’s), 2009**
100
% of students who
engaged in behavior
80
60
40
20
12
2
4
2
0
Ever took steroids without a doctor's prescription
Mostly A's
Mostly B's
Mostly C's
*Took steroid pills or shots without a doctor’s prescription one or more times during their life.
**p<.0001 after controlling for sex, race/ethnicity, and grade level.
United States, Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2009
Mostly D's/F's
Percentage of High School Students Who Ever Used Hallucinogenic Drugs,*
by Type of Grades Earned (Mostly A’s, B’s, C’s or D’s/F’s), 2009**
100
% of students who
engaged in behavior
80
60
40
23
20
4
7
10
0
Ever used hallucinogenic drugs
Mostly A's
Mostly B's
Mostly C's
Mostly D's/F's
*Used hallucinogenic drugs (e.g. LSD, acid, PCP, angel dust, mescaline, or mushrooms) one or more times during their life.
**p<.0001 after controlling for sex, race/ethnicity, and grade level.
United States, Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2009
Percentage of High School Students Who Ever Used Heroin,*
by Type of Grades Earned (Mostly A’s, B’s, C’s or D’s/F’s), 2009**
100
% of students who
engaged in behavior
80
60
40
20
10
2
2
2
0
Ever used heroin
Mostly A's
Mostly B's
*Used heroin (also called smack, junk, or China White) one or more times during their life.
**p<.0001 after controlling for sex, race/ethnicity, and grade level.
United States, Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2009
Mostly C's
Mostly D's/F's
Percentage of High School Students Who Ever Used Methamphetamines,*
by Type of Grades Earned (Mostly A’s, B’s, C’s or D’s/F’s), 2009**
100
% of students who
engaged in behavior
80
60
40
14
20
2
3
5
0
Ever used methamphetamines
Mostly A's
Mostly B's
Mostly C's
*Used methamphetamines (also called speed, crystal, crank, or ice) one or more times during their life.
**p<.0001 after controlling for sex, race/ethnicity, and grade level.
United States, Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2009
Mostly D's/F's
Percentage of High School Students Who Ever Used Ecstasy*
by Type of Grades Earned (Mostly A’s, B’s, C’s or D’s/F’s), 2009**
100
% of students who
engaged in behavior
80
60
40
21
20
5
3
9
0
Ever used ecstasy
Mostly A's
Mostly B's
*Used ecstasy (also called MDMA) one or more times during their life.
**p<.0001 after controlling for sex, race/ethnicity, and grade level.
United States, Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2009
Mostly C's
Mostly D's/F's
Percentage of High School Students Who Were Offered, Sold, or Given an
Illegal Drug by Someone on School Property,* by Type of Grades Earned
(Mostly A’s, B’s, C’s or D’s/F’s), 2009**
100
% of students who
engaged in behavior
80
60
44
40
20
15
22
27
0
Offered, sold, or given an illegal drug by someone on school property
Mostly A's
Mostly B's
*During the 12 months before the survey.
**p<.0001 after controlling for sex, race/ethnicity, and grade level.
United States, Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2009
Mostly C's
Mostly D's/F's

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