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1997 YRBS High School Survey

Oregon Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)
1997 High School


       
               Q34. How old were you when you smoked
               a whole cigarette for the first time?
                     Weighted Column Percents
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                           Total               Grade
                                  -------------------------------
                                    9th    10th    11th    12th
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 I have never smoked a
    whole cigarette          53.3    58.6    51.8    51.8    49.3
 8 years old or younger       4.2     4.3     4.7     3.9     3.6
 9 or 10 years old            5.2     6.0     5.4     4.4     4.4
 11 or 12 years old          11.3    13.4    12.1    10.4     7.8
 13 or 14 years old          16.6    16.5    18.9    15.7    14.5
 15 or 16 years old           8.3     1.2     7.1    13.0    15.3
 17 years old or more         1.2      .0      .1      .9     5.1
 Female
   I have never smoked a
      whole cigarette        53.4    57.9    52.2    51.8    50.3
   8 years old or younger     3.0     3.3     3.0     3.2     2.2
   9 or 10 years old          4.5     5.8     4.9     3.6     3.0
   11 or 12 years old        11.2    13.8    11.9    10.3     7.1
   13 or 14 years old        17.7    18.0    19.9    16.4    15.6
   15 or 16 years old         9.0     1.2     8.0    14.0    16.6
   17 years old or more       1.2      .0      .1      .7     5.3
 Male
   I have never smoked a
      whole cigarette        53.2    59.3    51.5    51.7    48.3
   8 years old or younger     5.4     5.3     6.3     4.6     5.2
   9 or 10 years old          5.8     6.3     5.8     5.2     5.9
   11 or 12 years old        11.3    12.9    12.3    10.5     8.5
   13 or 14 years old        15.5    15.0    17.8    14.9    13.3
   15 or 16 years old         7.5     1.2     6.3    11.9    14.0
   17 years old or more       1.2      .0      .1     1.1     4.8
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                            Total N =
                              28,739
 
               Q34. How old were you when you smoked
               a whole cigarette for the first time?
                      Unweighted Frequencies
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                           Total               Grade
                                  -------------------------------
                                    9th    10th    11th    12th
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 I have never smoked a
    whole cigarette        15,086   4,884   4,134   3,353   2,715
 8 years old or younger     1,317     420     407     270     220
 9 or 10 years old          1,592     579     446     306     261
 11 or 12 years old         3,310   1,208     957     683     462
 13 or 14 years old         4,725   1,393   1,459   1,042     831
 15 or 16 years old         2,349     116     549     841     843
 17 years old or more         360       0       6      58     296
 Female
   I have never smoked a
      whole cigarette       7,700   2,438   2,087   1,754   1,421
   8 years old or younger     491     170     136     110      75
   9 or 10 years old          726     286     212     132      96
   11 or 12 years old       1,683     652     477     339     215
   13 or 14 years old       2,571     771     783     570     447
   15 or 16 years old       1,309      57     309     475     468
   17 years old or more       183       0       3      22     158
 Male
   I have never smoked a
      whole cigarette       7,386   2,446   2,047   1,599   1,294
   8 years old or younger     826     250     271     160     145
   9 or 10 years old          866     293     234     174     165
   11 or 12 years old       1,627     556     480     344     247
   13 or 14 years old       2,154     622     676     472     384
   15 or 16 years old       1,040      59     240     366     375
   17 years old or more       177       0       3      36     138
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                            Total N =
                              28,739
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