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Oregon Healthy Teens 2004, 8th Grade State Summary
How old were you when you first smoked a whole cigarette? (Q23a, 29a)

Total Female Male
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0
never have 80.0 78.5 81.7
8 or younger 3.8 3.5 4.1
9 2.0 2.0 1.9
10 2.0 2.1 1.9
11 2.3 2.7 2.0
12 3.6 4.0 3.2
13 4.8 5.6 3.9
14 1.4 1.6 1.2
15 .0 .1 .0
Weighted percentages exclude missing and/or refused answers.

Oregon Healthy Teens 2004, Data Summary, 8th Grade
How old were you when you first smoked a whole cigarette? (Q23a, 29a)

Total Female Male
Total 11,517 5,949 5,568
never have 9,042 4,582 4,460
8 or younger 478 231 247
9 243 125 118
10 259 131 128
11 286 168 118
12 459 267 192
13 575 345 230
14 171 98 73
15 4 2 2
Unweighted counts.