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Statistically Speaking

Spring break is upon us. Whether you're one of the 540,000 students who spend spring break in Panama City Beach, Fla. (the number one spring break destination) each year, or plan to spend the week relaxing in Pittsburgh, everybody could use a break. If you're undecided about what to do during spring break week, here are some statistics to help inform your decision.

Number of students who travel for spring break: 2.14 million

Percentage of students who travel outside the U.S. for spring break: 17

Amount of money students spent during spring break 2003: $1 billion

Average number of alcoholic beverages spring breakers consume per day: 20

Percentage of spring breakers who have at least one sexual encounter over spring break week: 65

Percentage of students under the age of 21 who consume alcohol during break: 97