TABLE 4

Prevalence of Risk Behaviors Among US High School Students Who Drink Alcohol, According to Binge-Drinking Days, 2003

Risk BehaviorsNo. of Binge Drinking Daysa
0 (n = 2489), % (95% CI)1 (n = 1292), % (95% CI)2 (n = 896), % (95% CI)3–5 (n = 906), % (95% CI)6–9 (n = 541), % (95% CI)>10 (n = 419), % (95% CI)
Driving
    Drove when they had been drinking alcoholb10.6 (9.2–12.0)18.7 (15.6–21.9)27.8 (24.2–31.4)40.8 (36.9–44.8)55.5 (48.4–62.6)68.2 (60.9–75.5)
    Rode with a driver who had been drinking     alcoholc33.5 (31.1–36.0)43.0 (39.1–47.0)55.4 (5.1–59.7)60.9 (56.7–65.2)75.9 (68.7–83.1)85.3 (81.2–89.3)
Sexual behavior
    Currently sexually actived36.8 (33.3–40.3)44.9 (40.3–49.5)51.8 (45.9–57.7)61.9 (56.8–71.5)62.2 (52.9–71.5)83.8 (75.5–92.0)
    No condom use during last sexual intercoursee35.8 (30.3–41.2)39.2 (33.8–44.5)37.7 (32.3–43.0)37.4 (30.0–44.7)38.3 (30.3–46.3)49.7 (42.9–56.6)
    Alcohol or drug use before last sexual intercoursee13.2 (10.5–15.8)24.1 (19.1–29.1)28.8 (22.7–34.9)44.7 (38.0–51.4)55.0 (49.6–60.3)64.4 (56.3–72.5)
    Had been pregnant or gotten someone pregnantf4.2 (2.9–5.4)4.8 (3.0–6.7)6.2 (3.5–8.8)5.7 (3.6–7.8)6.5 (2.8–10.3)23.9 (14.3–33.5)
Tobacco use
    Current cigarette or cigar useg26.5 (23.0–29.9)48.6 (44.6–52.6)59.1 (54.6–63.6)66.6 (61.9–71.3)75.8 (68.9–82.7)85.0 (80.5–89.4)
    Current smokeless tobacco useh3.4 (2.2–4.6)7.8 (4.6–10.9)10.4 (6.5–14.4)12.9 (8.9–16.9)21.6 (15.7–27.4)35.3 (26.5–44.2)
Interpersonal Violence
    In a physical fighti36.5 (34.2–38.8)41.1 (35.9–46.2)46.3 (41.3–51.2)54.2 (49.4–58.9)52.0 (45.3–58.9)73.2 (66.4–80.0)
    Dating violencej9.2 (7.7–10.8)12.6 (9.8–15.5)14.6 (10.1–19.2)10.1 (7.1–13.1)13.2 (9.3–17.1)30.6 (22.3–39.0)
    Forced to have sexual intercoursek8.2 (6.4–10.0)13.8 (10.9–16.6)9.7 (7.3–12.1)9.3 (6.3–12.3)15.6 (11.2–19.9)28.8 (21.6–36.0)
Suicide
    Seriously considered attempting suicidel20.2 (18.1–22.4)24.2 (21.0–27.3)21.8 (16.5–27.2)18.7 (15.4–22.0)27.0 (22.1–31.9)38.0 (26.7–49.4)
    Attempted suicidem9.3 (7.7–10.9)11.9 (9.0–14.9)10.1 (6.9–13.4)11.7 (8.4–15.0)16.7 (11.2–22.2)29.0 (17.3–40.6)
Other drug use
    Current marijuana usen24.4 (21.5–27.2)39.0 (34.4–43.5)49.8 (45.6–54.1)58.7 (50.8–66.5)65.4 (59.7–71.0)78.6 (71.7–85.5)
    Current cocaine useo1.5 (0.7–2.2)6.1 (3.2–9.0)7.0 (4.7–9.3)11.4 (7.7–15.0)16.3 (11.1–21.6)37.0 (28.2–45.7)
    Current inhalant usep2.7 (1.8–3.6)6.5 (4.3–8.6)5.4 (3.5–7.3)7.6 (5.0–10.3)8.2 (4.7–11.7)27.0 (18.9–35.2)
  • a Drank ≥5 drinks of alcohol in a row on ≥ 1day during the past 30 days.

  • b Driving a car or other vehicle when they had been drinking alcohol during the past 30 days.

  • c Riding in a car or other vehicle driven by someone who had been drinking alcohol during the past 30 days.

  • d Had sexual intercourse with ≥1 person during the past 3 months.

  • e Among those currently sexually active.

  • f Ever been or gotten someone else pregnant.

  • g Smoked cigarettes or cigars on ≥1 day during the past 30 days.

  • h Used chewing tobacco, snuff, or dip on ≥1 day during the past 30 days.

  • i In a physical fight during the past 12 months.

  • j Hit, slapped, or physically hurt on purpose by boyfriend or girlfriend during the past 12 months.

  • k Ever physically forced to have sexual intercourse.

  • l During the past 12 months.

  • m Actually attempt suicide ≥1 time during the past 12 months.

  • n Used marijuana ≥1 time during the past 30 days.

  • o Used any form of cocaine ≥1 time during the past 30 days.

  • p Sniffed glue, breathed aerosol spray, or inhaled paints ≥1 time during the past 30 days.