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1997 YRBS High School Survey

Oregon Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)
1997 High School


       
          Q68. If a classmate, your same age and gender,
            asked you for advice about whether to start
             having sexual intercourse, what would you
                           probably say?
                     Weighted Column Percents
 ----------------------------------------------------------------
                           Total               Grade
                                  -------------------------------
                                    9th    10th    11th    12th
 ----------------------------------------------------------------
 Wait until you're
    married                  32.4    32.5    31.3    33.7    32.4
 Wait until you are older    36.6    39.4    37.4    34.5    33.3
 Go ahead and do it          31.0    28.1    31.3    31.8    34.3
 Female
   Wait until you're
      married                37.2    35.9    36.4    38.5    39.0
   Wait until you are
      older                  45.3    47.9    46.4    43.6    41.9
   Go ahead and do it        17.4    16.2    17.2    17.9    19.1
 Male
   Wait until you're
      married                27.5    29.0    26.2    28.7    25.9
   Wait until you are
      older                  27.6    30.6    28.6    25.0    24.6
   Go ahead and do it        44.9    40.4    45.3    46.3    49.5
 ----------------------------------------------------------------
                            Total N =
                              30,927
 
          Q68. If a classmate, your same age and gender,
            asked you for advice about whether to start
             having sexual intercourse, what would you
                           probably say?
                      Unweighted Frequencies
 ----------------------------------------------------------------
                           Total               Grade
                                  -------------------------------
                                    9th    10th    11th    12th
 ----------------------------------------------------------------
 Wait until you're
    married                10,110   3,045   2,697   2,413   1,955
 Wait until you are older  11,159   3,618   3,138   2,465   1,938
 Go ahead and do it         9,658   2,664   2,679   2,218   2,097
 Female
   Wait until you're
      married               5,904   1,745   1,557   1,426   1,176
   Wait until you are
      older                 7,051   2,224   1,981   1,602   1,244
   Go ahead and do it       2,720     771     718     631     600
 Male
   Wait until you're
      married               4,206   1,300   1,140     987     779
   Wait until you are
      older                 4,108   1,394   1,157     863     694
   Go ahead and do it       6,938   1,893   1,961   1,587   1,497
 ----------------------------------------------------------------
                            Total N =
                              30,927
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