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High school students who carried a weapon in the past 30 days, by sex and race, 1993-2003 (line graph): 2003: Non-Hispanic White male, 27.1%; non-Hispanic Black male, 24.9%; Hispanic male, 24.3%; non-Hispanic White female, 5.5%; non-Hispanic Black female, 9.8%; Hispanic female, 8.5%. The percentage of students carrying weapons has generally decreased among both sexes and each race/ethnicity.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (21 May, 2004). MMWR, Vol. 53, No. SS-2: Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance — United States, 2003. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.