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1997 YRBS High School Survey

Oregon Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)
1997 High School


       
        Q48. How old were you when you had your first drink
                 of alcohol other than a few sips?
                     Weighted Column Percents
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                           Total               Grade
                                  -------------------------------
                                    9th    10th    11th    12th
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 I have never had a drink
    of alcohol other than
    a few sips               29.4    36.6    28.7    27.1    22.3
 8 years old or younger      10.3    12.1    10.9     9.0     8.4
 9 or 10 years old            6.5     8.4     6.6     5.6     4.5
 11 or 12 years old          12.2    15.7    12.2    10.4     9.0
 13 or 14 years old          25.0    24.4    28.3    24.7    21.6
 15 or 16 years old          14.6     2.9    13.1    21.8    26.1
 17 years old or older        1.9      .0      .2     1.3     8.1
 Female
   I have never had a
      drink of alcohol
      other than a few
      sips                   29.1    35.8    28.4    27.0    22.0
   8 years old or younger     8.2    10.1     9.2     6.3     6.0
   9 or 10 years old          5.2     7.0     5.4     4.3     3.4
   11 or 12 years old        12.0    17.2    11.2    10.2     7.5
   13 or 14 years old        27.4    26.8    31.6    26.6    23.4
   15 or 16 years old        16.1     3.1    14.1    24.6    28.9
   17 years old or older      2.0      .0      .1     1.0     8.8
 Male
   I have never had a
      drink of alcohol
      other than a few
      sips                   29.8    37.3    29.1    27.1    22.6
   8 years old or younger    12.5    14.1    12.6    11.9    10.8
   9 or 10 years old          7.8     9.8     7.8     7.0     5.6
   11 or 12 years old        12.4    14.2    13.1    10.7    10.5
   13 or 14 years old        22.6    21.9    25.0    22.8    19.8
   15 or 16 years old        13.1     2.6    12.2    18.9    23.3
   17 years old or older      1.9      .0      .2     1.7     7.4
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                            Total N =
                              31,288
 
        Q48. How old were you when you had your first drink
                 of alcohol other than a few sips?
                      Unweighted Frequencies
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                           Total               Grade
                                  -------------------------------
                                    9th    10th    11th    12th
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 I have never had a drink
    of alcohol other than
    a few sips              9,085   3,339   2,499   1,922   1,325
 8 years old or younger     3,366   1,156     998     690     522
 9 or 10 years old          2,036     777     566     403     290
 11 or 12 years old         3,905   1,510   1,072     756     567
 13 or 14 years old         7,763   2,277   2,373   1,777   1,336
 15 or 16 years old         4,526     279   1,110   1,555   1,582
 17 years old or older        607       0      12      95     500
 Female
   I have never had a
      drink of alcohol
      other than a few
      sips                  4,571   1,653   1,240     999     679
   8 years old or younger   1,349     495     405     259     190
   9 or 10 years old          852     341     241     161     109
   11 or 12 years old       1,967     839     500     376     252
   13 or 14 years old       4,367   1,288   1,357     987     735
   15 or 16 years old       2,530     154     599     898     879
   17 years old or older      313       0       5      38     270
 Male
   I have never had a
      drink of alcohol
      other than a few
      sips                  4,514   1,686   1,259     923     646
   8 years old or younger   2,017     661     593     431     332
   9 or 10 years old        1,184     436     325     242     181
   11 or 12 years old       1,938     671     572     380     315
   13 or 14 years old       3,396     989   1,016     790     601
   15 or 16 years old       1,996     125     511     657     703
   17 years old or older      294       0       7      57     230
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                            Total N =
                              31,288
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