- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A state-by-state look at results of results of steroids tests in high schools:


Tests administered: 600

Positive results: 1

Notes: Florida had a statewide testing program only during the 2007-08 school year.



Tests administered: 264

Positive results: 6

Notes: The program began in the fall of 2008; results reflect only one semester of testing. All six students who tested positive had medical exemptions.


New Jersey

Tests administered: 1,001

Positive results: 2

Notes: Results reflect 2006-07 and 2007-08 school years.



Tests administered: 28,934

Positive results: 11

Notes: Results reflect spring 2008 and fall 2008 semesters. Additionally, there were 12 unresolved tests sent for review and 70 “process positives” in which students had unexcused absences, refused to give samples or left testing sites.


Sources: Florida High School Athletic Association, Illinois High School Association; New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association; University Interscholastic League of Texas.

(This version CORRECTS the number of positive tests in Texas to 11 instead of 9 and unresolved tests to 12 instead of 14.)

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