BEER: x Trends in Lifetime, Annual, 30-Day, and Daily Prevalence of Use in Grades 8, 10, and 12

(Entries are Percentages)

Lifetime Graph
Annual Graph
30-Day Graph
Daily Graph
  1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019   2018 -
2019
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Lifetime 8th Grade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58.7 58.2 47.1 47.5 46.6 47.6 45.5 45.7 43.5 44.1 41.8 37.8 33.5 38.5 35.6 36.0 34.2 34.3 31.0 33.0 29.4 26.4 24.7 21.2 22.2 19.6 19.8 22.0 19.1 | -2.9* | -2.1 -10.0 | -39.6*** -67.4 | 0.0 0.0
  10th Grade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73.9 73.3 63.5 63.1 62.7 64.9 64.4 60.5 61.5 63.2 61.0 56.3 54.2 56.1 57.0 56.0 53.7 51.8 51.2 51.5 49.8 46.9 45.7 43.9 40.8 35.5 37.2 38.2 35.4 | -2.8 | -8.5*** -19.4 | -38.5*** -52.1 | 0.0 0.0
  12th Grade 86.9 88.1 89.0 88.7 89.3 88.8 88.5 89.1 88.4 88.2 86.6 88.2 86.7 86.8 84.4 81.9 80.8 80.7 76.0 78.4 77.8 78.7 79.3 74.7 76.9 74.9 73.1 72.9 70.8 68.8 66.9 67.8 66.0 66.6 64.4 64.0 63.6 62.0 60.5 54.4 52.5 55.4 52.6 51.4 | -1.3 | -9.2*** -15.1 | -38.0*** -42.5 | 0.0 0.0
Last 12 Months 8th Grade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35.4 36.2 33.4 34.0 34.0 34.7 33.1 32.0 32.1 31.1 28.7 25.5 23.8 29.3 25.6 26.4 25.1 25.0 22.3 23.6 21.8 18.1 17.0 14.2 16.4 12.5 13.3 15.2 13.5 | -1.7 | -0.6 -4.5 | -22.6*** -62.6 | 1.0 7.9
  10th Grade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55.0 52.7 50.3 50.6 51.2 53.2 52.3 47.9 49.6 51.4 48.5 43.4 41.7 47.0 45.8 46.1 43.8 41.8 42.3 41.7 39.3 37.7 37.1 34.8 33.2 27.6 29.2 29.9 27.2 | -2.7 | -7.7*** -22.0 | -27.9*** -50.7 | 0.0 0.0
  12th Grade 75.2 77.0 77.0 79.3 78.2 78.0 76.4 78.4 76.7 74.5 74.0 75.2 73.1 69.7 68.7 65.9 62.9 63.9 62.1 64.8 66.8 64.4 65.0 63.4 62.3 61.8 59.3 59.4 58.6 56.0 55.1 55.4 54.3 55.3 52.8 51.5 52.3 50.2 48.3 43.4 41.9 43.4 42.1 41.5 | -0.6 | -6.8** -14.2 | -37.8*** -47.7 | 0.0 0.0
Last 30 Days 8th Grade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.2 16.9 17.4 18.3 18.8 18.4 16.7 16.2 16.6 15.2 15.0 12.3 12.0 14.4 12.8 12.5 12.2 11.8 10.0 10.6 9.8 7.9 6.8 6.3 7.3 4.7 5.7 6.8 5.8 | -1.0 | -0.6 -8.7 | -13.0*** -69.2 | 1.1 22.3
  10th Grade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31.1 28.9 28.7 30.2 29.9 30.5 30.4 28.3 29.5 30.6 28.0 24.6 23.2 26.5 24.8 26.8 24.4 22.4 22.6 22.4 19.6 19.6 18.4 17.3 15.7 13.0 14.0 14.1 12.2 | -1.9 | -5.1*** -29.5 | -19.0*** -60.9 | 0.0 0.0
  12th Grade 59.8 62.1 62.3 63.7 62.9 62.7 60.3 61.7 59.5 56.7 55.5 56.2 53.3 51.4 47.2 47.2 42.0 43.4 42.6 44.9 46.9 44.4 45.6 42.7 42.7 41.4 39.7 37.8 38.3 38.0 35.5 36.6 33.7 34.9 31.7 29.0 32.2 30.8 28.6 25.4 23.6 25.5 21.8 21.9 | 0.1 | -6.7*** -23.4 | -41.8*** -65.6 | 0.1 0.3
Binge Drinking 8th Grade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.2 7.3 8.2 8.5 8.5 9.2 7.6 8.0 8.3 7.5 8.1 6.1 5.5 6.8 5.8 5.5 5.4 5.1 4.9 4.8 4.3 3.5 3.0 2.5 2.5 2.0 2.6 2.9 2.5 | -0.3 | -0.0 -1.1 | -6.6*** -72.6 | 0.6 28.1
  10th Grade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.4 15.1 16.1 17.0 17.1 17.9 17.5 16.0 18.1 17.5 16.3 14.1 13.8 13.6 13.1 14.5 13.7 10.8 11.3 10.9 10.3 10.4 9.1 8.2 7.4 5.6 6.4 6.8 5.4 | -1.4 | -2.8** -33.8 | -12.7*** -70.2 | 0.0 0.0
  12th Grade 33.0 35.1 35.4 36.4 36.6 38.0 37.6 38.1 36.2 32.0 33.1 33.8 31.0 31.3 27.0 28.5 25.4 25.5 24.5 27.6 29.2 26.7 28.5 25.6 27.5 26.7 26.1 21.4 23.7 22.4 21.4 22.0 20.9 20.8 19.5 16.8 18.8 17.3 16.8 13.6 11.5 14.7 11.2 11.5 | 0.4 | -5.2*** -31.3 | -26.6*** -69.8 | 0.4 3.1

Source: The Monitoring the Future study, the University of Michigan.
Daily use is defined as use on 20 or more occasions in the last 30 days
For notes referenced in the title and a table of Ns click here: Notes
*** = p < 0.001 ** = p < 0.01 * = p < 0.05