Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Drop in percentage of 11th graders in Genesee County who binge drink

I am looking at the Prevention Needs Assessment Data and it is very interesting. I will be presenting it in a series of articles over the next couple of weeks.

GCASA administers what is called a Prevention Needs Assessment in all public schools in Genesee County between grades 6 and 12 every two years. The PNA is also administerd to Notre Dame High School. This data is collected every two years.

In 2000 33.8% of 11th graders in Genesee County reported that they had binge drank (5 or more drinks on a single occassion) in the previous two weeks.

2002, the rate dropped to 29.5%.
in 2004, to 29.2%,
in 2006, 24.6%,
and in 2008, 23%.

In 8 years that is a drop from 33.9% of kids to 23%.

Could it be that the Tip Line, compliance checks, sticker shock, schools enforcing their Code of Conduct, and increased police interventions are making a difference?

This is article #3 in a series on Prevention Statistics.

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