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Table 1 Characteristics of adolescents in the 2005 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (United States)

From: Correlates of weapon carrying among high school students in the United States

Characteristic Total % (n) Males % (n) Females % (n)
Age (years)    
   <15 10.7 (1,221) 9.6 (520) 11.9 (701)
   15 26.4 (3,170) 25.6 (1,450) 27.6 (1,720)
   16 25.9 (3,535) 26.9 (1,718) 24.9 (1,817)
   17 23.3 (3,661) 23.0 (1,780) 23.7 (1,881)
   18+ 13.6 (2,270) 14.9 (1,196) 12.3 (1,074)
Ethnicity    
   White 67.8 (6,117) 68.3 (3,015) 67.4 (3,102)
   American Indian or Alaska native 1.1 (144) 1.1 (86) 1.2 (58)
   Asian 3.7 (366) 4.0 (187) 3.4 (179)
   Black 16.0 (3,343) 15.6 (1,575) 16.5 (1,768)
   Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0.9 (90) 0.8 (44) 1.1 (46)
   Hispanic 10.5 (2,063) 10.3 (920) 10.6 (1,143)
Substance use (tobacco, alcohol, and illegal drugs) 85.9 (6,969) 86.7 (3,541) 85.1 (3,428)
Depression 28.5 (4,136) 20.4 (1,477) 36.7 (2,719)
Suicidal ideation 16.9 (2,330) 12.0 (772) 21.8 (1,558)
Property stolen or deliberately damaged on school property 29.7 (4,132) 31.4 (2,105) 28.0 (2,027)
Rape 7.5 (1,046) 4.2 (308) 10.8 (738)
Threatened or injured with a weapon on school property 7.9 (1,083) 9.7 (649) 6.1 (434)
Physical fighting 35.8 (4,862) 43.4 (2,877) 28.2 (1,985)
Weapon carrying on school property 6.5 (815) 10.2 (625) 2.6 (190)