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APPENDIX B: NUTRITION, DIET AND EXERCISE
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APPENDIX B: SYNOPSIS OF YRBS RESULTS, 1991 THRU 1999
[NOTE: YRBS results from 1991-1993 are not necessarily comparable with later years because of differences in sampling methods and editing.]

NUTRITION, DIET AND EXERCISE

1991 1993 1995 1997 1999
% % % % %
BODY IMAGE AND DIETING
OREGON*
Describe your weight: slightly or very underweight 18 19 18 18 16
Describe your weight: slightly or very overweight 33 34 29 29 30
Were attempting weight loss 40 41 42 42 47
Exercised to lose weight or keep from gaining weight, past 30 days na na 54 54 55
Ate less food, fewer calories, or foods low in fat to lose or keep from gaining weight, past 30 days na na 27 28 39
Took any diet pills to lose weight or keep from gaining weight, past 30 days na na 5 5 6
Vomited or took laxatives to lose or keep from gaining weight, past 30 days na na 5 5 4
U.S. DATA**
Describe your weight: slightly or very underweight 16
Describe your weight: slightly or very overweight 32 34 28 27 30
Were attempting weight loss 42 40 41 40 43
Exercised to lose weight or keep from gaining weight, past 30 days na na 51 52 58
Ate less food, fewer calories, or foods low in fat to lose or keep from gaining weight, past 30 days na na 31 30 40
Took any diet pills to lose weight or keep from gaining weight, past 30 days na na 5 5 8
Vomited or took laxatives to lose or keep from gaining weight, past 30 days na na 5 5 5
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY/EXERCISE
OREGON*
Participated in vigorous physical activity, past 7 days na 70 69 64 72
Played on sports teams, past 12 months na 55 56 55 58
U.S. DATA**
Participated in vigorous physical activity, past 7 days na 66 64 64 65
Played on sports teams, past 12 months 44 49 50 50 55

* Oregon data is unweighted % for years 1991 and 1993 and weighted % for years 1995, 1997, and 1999
**CDC data is weighted for all years
Activities that caused sweating and hard breathing for 20 or more minutes on 3 or more of the 7 days preceding survey.