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2009 Results for 9th Through 12th Grade
Alcohol & Other Drug Use

Question
Area

YRBS
Question

2009 Total Percentage

Detailed Information

Trend Information

Alcohol

Percentage of students who had at least one drink of alcohol on one or more days during their life. 

72.3%

Detailed Data Table

North Dakota YRBS
Trends 1995-2009

 

Percentage of students who had their first drink of alcohol other than a few sips before age 13 years.

19.9%

Detailed Data Table

North Dakota YRBS
Trends 1995-2009

 

Percentage of students who had at least one drink of alcohol on one or more of the past 30 days.

43.3%

Detailed Data Table

North Dakota YRBS
Trends 1995-2009

 

Percentage of students who had five or more drinks of alcohol in a row, that is, within a couple of hours, on one or more of the past 30 days.

30.7%

Detailed Data Table

North Dakota YRBS
Trends 1995-2009

 

Percentage of students who had at least one drink of alcohol on school property on one or more of the past 30 days.

4.2%

Detailed Data Table

North Dakota YRBS
Trends 1995-2009

 

Among students who reported current alcohol use, the percentage who usually got the alcohol they drank from someone who gave it to them during the past 30 days.

35.7%

Detailed Data Table

North Dakota YRBS
Trends 1995-2009

 

Percentage of students who think people are at no risk harming themselves (physically or in other ways), if they have five or more drinks of an alcoholic beverage (beer, wine or liquor) once or twice each week.

12.5%

Detailed Data Table

Not Available

 

Percentage of students who agree that in their community, drinking among teenagers is acceptable. 

25.3%

Detailed Data Table

Not Available

Marijuana

Percentage of students who used marijuana one or more times during their life.

30.7%

Detailed Data Table

North Dakota YRBS
Trends 1995-2009

 

Percentage of students who tried marijuana for the first time before age 13 years. 

6.4%

Detailed Data Table

North Dakota YRBS
Trends 1995-2009

 

Percentage of students who used marijuana one or more times during the past 30 days. 

16.9%

Detailed Data Table

North Dakota YRBS
Trends 1995-2009

 

Percentage of students who used marijuana on school property one or more times during the past 30 days.

3.8%

Detailed Data Table

North Dakota YRBS
Trends 1995-2009

 

Percentage of students who think people are at no risk harming themselves (physically or in other ways) if they smoke marijuana once a month.

24.1%

Detailed Data Table

Not Available

Other Drugs

Percentage of students who used any form of cocaine, including powder, crack, or freebase one or more times during their life. 

5.1%

Detailed Data Table

North Dakota YRBS
Trends 1995-2009

 

Percentage of students who 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.

11.5%

Detailed Data Table

North Dakota YRBS
Trends 1995-2009

 

Percentage of students who used methamphetamines one or more times during their life.

3.4%

Detailed Data Table

North Dakota YRBS
Trends 1995-2009

 

Percentage of students who used ecstasy one or more times during their life.

5.3%

Detailed Data Table

North Dakota YRBS
Trends 1995-2009

 

Percentage of students who used a needle to inject any illegal drug into their body one or more times during their life.

2.2%

Detailed Data Table

North Dakota YRBS
Trends 1995-2009

 

Percentage of students who were offered, sold, or given an illegal drug by someone on school property during the past 12 months.

19.5%

Detailed Data Table

North Dakota YRBS
Trends 1995-2009

 

Percentage of students who have taken over-the-counter drugs to get high one or more times during their life.

13.3%

Detailed Data Table

Not Available

 

Percentage of students who have taken a prescription drug (such as OxyContin, Percocet, Vicodin, Adderall, Ritalin, or Xanax) without a doctor’s prescription one or more times during their life.

15.0%

Detailed Data Table

Not Available

 

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