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Appendix B: TOBACCO USE: CIGARETTES
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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.]

TOBACCO USE: CIGARETTES

1991 1993 1995 1997 1999
% % % % %
CIGARETTE SMOKING
OREGON*
Ever tried smoking (even one or two puffs) 64 na na na na
Ever tried smoking (whole cigarette) 49 49 46 47 49
Smoked a whole cigarette prior to age 13 21 27 21 21 21
Smoked one or more days, past 30 days 22 25 24 23 25
Frequent cigarette use (smoked on 20 or more days during past 30 days) 9 12 13 12 11
Smoked every day, past 30 days 6 9 8 8 7
Smoked two or more cigarettes per day on days when smoked, past 30 days 15 16 18 17 16
Ever smoked regularly (at least one cigarette per day for 30 days) 20 22 na na 19
Have ever quit smoking for 3 months or longer (of those who ever smoked) na na 53 69 75
Smoked cigarettes on school property (past 30 days) na 10 12 11 8
U.S. DATA**
Ever tried smoking (even one or two puffs) 70 69 71 70 70
Ever tried smoking (whole cigarette) na na na 59 59
Smoked a whole cigarette prior to age 13 24 27 25 25 25
Smoked one or more days, past 30 days 27 31 35 36 35
Frequent cigarette use (smoked on 20 or more days during past 30 days) 13 14 16 17 17
Smoked two or more cigarettes per day on days when smoked, past 30 days 19 21 24 24 23
Ever smoked regularly (at least one cigarette per day for 30 days) na 25 na na 25
Smoked cigarettes on school property (past 30 days) na 13 16 15 14
CIGARETTE ACCESS
OREGON*
Bought cigarettes from store or gas station, under 18 years old, past 30 days*** na 54 53 42 33
Underage smokers who were refused sale of cigarettes, past 30 days*** na 35 46 42 40
Underage smokers not asked to show proof of age when buying cigarettes, past 30 days*** na na 66 67 62

* Oregon data is unweighted % for years 1991 and 1993 and weighted % for years 1995, 1997, and 1999
** CDC data is weighted for all years
*** Of those who smoked on one or more days in the past 30 days (Q34)
Of those students under 18 who tried to buy cigarettes in the 30 days preceding the survey
NOTE: CDC national data for cigarette access is not shown here. The questions were different and therefore the results cannot be compared.