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2009 Results for 7th Through 8th Grade
Alcohol & Other Drug Use

Question
Area

YRBS
Question

2009 Total Percentage

Detailed Information

Trend Information

Alcohol

Percentage of students who had their first drink of alcohol other than a few sips before age 11 years.

12.1%

Detailed Data Table

North Dakota YRBS
Trends 1995-2009

 

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

43.9 %

Detailed Data Table

Not Available

 

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

9.4%

Detailed Data Table

Not Available

Marijuana

Percentage of students who tried marijuana for the first time before age 11 years.  

2.3%

Detailed Data Table

North Dakota YRBS
Trends 1995-2009

 

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

9.0%

Detailed Data Table

Not Available

Other Drug Use

Percentage of students who ever sniffed glue, breathed the contents of spray cans, or inhaled any paints or sprays to get high.

11.0%

Detailed Data Table

North Dakota YRBS
Trends 1995-2009

 

Percentage of students who have ever used methamphetamines (also called speed, crystal, crank, or ice).

1.7%

Detailed Data Table

Not Available

 

Percentage of students who ever used any form of cocaine, including powder, crack, or freebase.

2.4%

Detailed Data Table

Not Available

 

Percentage of students who have ever taken over-the-counter drugs to get high.

4.6%

Detailed Data Table

Not Available

 

Percentage of students who have ever taken prescription drugs (such as Oxycotin, Percocet, Vicoden, Adderall, Ritalin, or Xanax) without a doctor’s prescription.

6.3%

Detailed Data Table

Not Available

 

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