Table 6-2. MTF: Prevalence of binge drinking in the past 2 weeks, by grade and sex, United States, 1991–2009.
Sex and Year Total* 8th grade 10th grade 12th grade
Both Sexes
2009 16.7 7.8 17.5 25.2
2008 16.1 8.1 16.0 24.6
2007 17.8 8.3 19.6 25.9
2006 19.2 8.7 19.9 25.4
2005 19.5 8.4 19.0 27.1
2004 20.5 9.4 19.9 29.2
2003 20.4 9.8 20.0 27.9
2002 20.8 10.3 20.3 28.6
2001 22.0 11.0 22.8 29.7
2000 22.8 11.7 24.1 30.0
1999 23.3 13.1 23.5 30.8
1998 22.7 11.5 22.4 31.5
1997 23.1 12.3 23.1 31.3
1996 23.0 13.3 22.8 30.2
1995 22.5 12.3 22.0 29.8
1994 21.9 12.1 21.9 28.2
1993 21.0 11.3 21.0 27.5
1992 20.4 11.3 19.1 27.9
1991 21.5 10.9 21.0 29.8
Male
2009 18.8 7.8 18.8 30.5
2008 17.2 8.1 16.6 28.4
2007 19.4 8.2 20.9 30.7
2006 20.5 8.6 21.0 28.9
2005 21.2 8.2 19.9 32.6
2004 22.3 8.8 21.6 34.3
2003 22.7 10.2 21.1 34.2
2002 22.8 10.4 21.6 34.2
2001 25.3 11.5 26.1 36.0
2000 25.9 11.7 27.6 36.7
1999 27.3 14.0 27.4 38.1
1998 26.0 12.1 24.7 39.2
1997 26.6 13.0 26.3 37.9
1996 26.2 14.1 25.1 37.0
1995 25.7 12.5 24.1 36.9
1994 26.7 13.2 26.4 37.0
1993 24.8 12.4 24.1 34.6
1992 23.8 11.6 21.5 35.6
1991 25.6 12.1 24.1 37.8
Female
2009 14.5 7.7 16.1 20.2
2008 15.0 8.0 15.4 21.3
2007 16.0 8.2 18.3 21.5
2006 17.6 8.5 18.9 21.5
2005 17.5 8.6 17.9 21.6
2004 18.5 9.9 18.1 24.2
2003 18.1 9.4 19.0 22.1
2002 18.5 10.0 19.0 23.0
2001 18.8 10.2 19.7 23.7
2000 19.5 11.3 20.6 23.5
1999 19.4 12.0 20.0 23.6
1998 19.3 10.8 20.4 24.0
1997 19.5 11.5 20.1 24.4
1996 19.8 12.4 20.4 23.5
1995 19.4 12.1 19.7 23.0
1994 17.3 11.1 17.3 20.2
1993 17.1 10.3 17.7 20.7
1992 17.0 10.8 17.0 20.3
1991 17.1 9.6 18.1 21.2

*Estimates for 8th–12th grades combined are calculated by AEDS using the MTF public-use data.
NOTE: Standard errors are not available.
The 1991–2007 estimates for 8th and 10th grades differ slightly from previous reports due to an error in the MTF data editing process prior to 2008.
SOURCE: Johnston, L.D., O'Malley, P.M., Bachman, J.G., & Shulenberg, J.E. (2010). Monitoring the Future national survey results on drug use, 1975–2009. Volume I: Secondary school students (NIH Publication No. 10-7584). Bethesda, MD: National Institute on Drug Abuse, 734 pp.

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