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Table 4 Prevalence of student tobacco, alcohol and marijuana usea*

From: A school-based resilience intervention to decrease tobacco, alcohol and marijuana use in high school students

  TOBACCO ALCOHOL MARIJUANA
  Ever smokedb Last 3 monthsc Current smokerd Last 3 monthse Binge drinkingf Last 3 monthsg
  2002 n (%) 2006 n (%) 2002 n (%) 2006 n (%) 2002 n (%) 2006 n (%) 2002 n (%) 2006 n (%) 2002 n (%) 2006 n (%) 2002 n (%) 2006 n (%)
All students             
  714 (50.6) 309 (26.8) 352 (24.9) 137 (12.0) 334 (23.2) 135 (11.2) 687 (48.7) 334 (29.5) 483 (33.8) 204 (17.4) 231 (16.3) 77 (6.8)
School             
A 212 (51.0) 103 (31.5) 102 (24.9) 48 (14.7) 100 (24.6) 42 (13.0) 194 (48.1) 94 (28.8) 143 (33.8) 61 (18.8) 68 (16.6) 23 (7.1)
B 289 (50.9) 120 (24.6) 143 (25.2) 52 (10.5) 129 (22.9) 54 (11.0) 283 (49.8) 151 (30.8) 198 (34.6) 85 (17.0) 85 (15.0) 25 (5.0)
C 213 (49.9) 86 (25.2) 107 (24.4) 37 (11.6) 105 (24.7) 39 (11.5) 210 (47.8) 89 (28.2) 142 (32.8) 58 (16.6) 78 (17.7) 29 (9.1)
Grade             
7 110 (29.2) 31 (10.6) 33 (8.8) 9 (3.1) 43 (11.3) 7 (2.2) 83 (22.1) 31 (10.8) 53 (13.9) 12 (3.9) 18 (4.8) 2 (0.7)
8 173 (50.1) 63 (20.5) 96 (27.3) 25 (8.1) 91 (25.4) 30 (9.5) 158 (45.1) 62 (20.3) 103 (29.3) 33 (10.7) 52 (14.8) 17 (5.6)
9 193 (59.4) 104 (36.2) 97 (30.0) 49 (17.3) 90 (27.0) 50 (16.8) 192 (58.9) 105 (37.6) 134 (40.5) 74 (25.3) 70 (21.4) 28 (10.0)
10 235 (65.3) 111 (41.4) 124 (34.5) 54 (20.5) 109 (29.9) 48 (17.7) 251 (70.7) 136 (51.9) 189 (52.5) 85 (31.6) 88 (24.5) 30 (11.4)
Gender             
Male 339 (47.4) 148 (27.1) 159 (22.1) 66 (12.4) 160 (21.8) 73 (12.6) 361 (50.3) 173 (32.8) 266 (36.7) 113 (20.1) 125 (17.3) 42 (7.9)
Female 375 (53.9) 161 (26.4) 188 (27.4) 71 (11.7) 174 (24.6) 62 (9.9) 318 (46.6) 159 (26.4) 217 (30.8) 91 (14.8) 102 (14.8) 34 (5.6)
  1. * All outcomes significantly lower in 2006 compared to 2002 (p ≤ 0.01 used due to multiple testing45)
  2. a43-100 students answers missing per question
  3. bever smoked at least a few puffs of a cigarette
  4. csmoked at least one cigarette on at least one day in the last three months
  5. dcurrently smokes at least part of a cigarette in a week
  6. edrank at least one alcoholic drink on at least one day in the last three months
  7. fdrank at least five alcoholic drinks on at least one day in the last four weeks
  8. gused marijuana on at least one day in the last three months