Youth Alcohol Data

Purpose

To assess adolescent behavioral health risks.

Key Information

Health risk about alcohol use as reported by public school students grades 6 through 12 on the Youth Risk Behavior Survey.

Key Findings

  • 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

Darker colors indicate higher rates.