Youth Alcohol Data

Purpose

To assess adolescent behavioral health risks using the Youth Risk Behavior Survey.

Key Information

Health risk about alcohol use as reported by public school students grades 6 through 12.

Key Findings, 2017

  • One in five middle school students have tried drinking alcohol.
  • The prevalence of current drinking and early drinking among high school students has decreased since 2007.
  • High School students who are Lesbian, Gay or Bi-sexual (LGB) or have disabilities report higher rates of early, binge, and current drinking.

Rhode Island Numbers

Alcohol Usage

High School risk behavior by demographic groups, 2017

Note: Darker colors indicate higher rates. LGB stands for Lesbian, gay or bisexual.