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Survey Numbers

Every 2 years the Coalition partners with the Dover School Department to implement a student behavior survey.

The survey is taken by students in grades 7 through 12 and asks a variety of questions around risky behaviors. These surveys have us identify problems and track successes. Below you will find a brief summary of the data relating to each of the 4 substances that the Coalition works on.

Click here to view the full 2011 YRBS Community Level report.

Tobacco Use

Percent of students who have used cigarettes in the past 30 days.
Grade 2004 2006 2008 2009 2011
7 4.8  2.3  5.1  3.7  4.4
8 8.4  4.5  3.3 13.6  15.5
9 8.7  14.4  16.8  12.6  19.9
10 18.1  16.3  13.7  19.4  19.9
11 32.1  15.9  22.3  21.4  20.8
12 25.2  25.4 24.0  26.3  24.7
* statistics from local sampling only

Alcohol Use

Percent of students who have used alcohol in the past 30 days.
Grade 2004 2006 2008 2009 2011
7 7.6 8.8 4.9 3.8 6.6
8 17.5 15.3 9.9 16.1 19.3
9 24.9 32.1 23.3 21.8 30.6
10 38.2 46.1 34.4 28.5 33.5
11 53.2 51.3 42.2 37.0 35.8
12 48.8 59.3 49.7 44.2 47.0
* statistics from local sampling only

Marijuana Use

Percent of students who have used marijuana in the past 30 days.
Grade 2004 2006 2008 2009 2011
7 4.3 2.3 5.6 3.3 4.0
8 9.3 3.2 10.0 18.3 15.3
9 15.7 19.3 17.7 18.6 24.6
10 29.3 22.2 21.4 26.7 29.7
11 33.9 33.3 29.1 29.5 28.7
12 33.0 35.1 35.4 32.2 34.0
* statistics from local sampling only

Prescription Drugs

Percent of students who have used prescription drugs in the past 30 days.
Grade 2009 2011
7 2.1 2.8
8 10.4 8.3
9 9.1 11.1
10 7.9 9.4
11 11.7 11.0
12 12.0 13.6
* statistics from local sampling only

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