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Appendix B: VEHICLE SAFETY
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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.]

VEHICLE SAFETY

1991 1993 1995 1997 1999
% % % % %
BICYCLE HELMET USE
OREGON*
Rode a bicycle in past 12 months 76 80 79 79 69
Of students who rode a bicycle in the 12 months preceding the survey
Wore a helmet "always" when riding a bicycle 3 4 10 17 17
Wore a helmet "rarely or never" when riding a bicycle 92 89 72 63 64
U.S. DATA**
Rode a bicycle in past 12 months 77 75 76 75 71
Of students who rode a bicycle in the 12 months preceding the survey
Wore a helmet "always" when riding a bicycle 1 na na 4 5
Wore a helmet "rarely or never" when riding a bicycle 96 93 93 88 85
SEATBELT USE
OREGON*
Wore a seatbelt "always" 54 54 53 53 64
Wore a seatbelt "rarely or never" 8 8 6 7 4
U.S. DATA**
Wore a seatbelt "always" 28 na na 33 38
Wore a seatbelt "rarely or never" 26 19 22 19 16
DRINKING AND DRIVING
OREGON*
Rode in a vehicle driven by someone who had been drinking, past 30 days 28 31 30 28 26
Drive a vehicle after drinking, past 30 days 13 11 12 11 10
U.S. DATA**
Rode in a vehicle driven by someone who had been drinking, past 30 days 40 35 39 37 33
Drive a vehicle after drinking, past 30 days 17 14 15 17 13

* Oregon data is unweighted % for years 1991 and 1993 and weighted % for years 1995, 1997, and 1999
** CDC data is weighted for all years