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Document Number: 5367

Violence-related Behaviors Among High School Students United States, 1991-2003 - Researchers present 13-year national trends on the percentage of students who: (1) carried a weapon on at least one day during the 30 days before the survey or at least once during the 12 months before the survey; (2) participated in a physical fight or (3) were in a physical fight that resulted in injuries that had to be treated by a doctor or nurse. For the years 1993-2003, they also indicate the percentage of students who: (4) carried a weapon on school property on at least one day during the 30 days before the survey or (5) did not attend school on at least one day because they felt too unsafe or (6) were in at least one physical fight on school property in the 12 months before the survey or (7) were threatened or injured with a weapon on school property. Data on each of the seven areas are disaggregated by gender, race and grade (9-12). (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, July 2004)...


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