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1997 YRBS High School Survey

Oregon Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)
1997 High School


       
               Q89. How do you describe your weight?
                     Weighted Column Percents
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                           Total               Grade
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                                    9th    10th    11th    12th
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 Very underweight             2.3     2.8     2.3     2.1     1.9
 Slightly underweight        15.3    15.7    16.7    14.6    13.8
 About the right weight      53.0    53.3    52.1    53.0    53.8
 Slightly overweight         26.0    25.1    25.6    26.6    27.3
 Very overweight              3.4     3.1     3.4     3.8     3.3
 Female
   Very underweight           1.7     2.2     1.6     1.5     1.1
   Slightly underweight      11.8    13.7    12.5    10.4     9.5
   About the right weight    49.2    49.5    48.4    48.9    50.5
   Slightly overweight       32.8    30.9    32.8    34.3    33.9
   Very overweight            4.5     3.7     4.7     4.9     5.0
 Male
   Very underweight           2.9     3.4     2.9     2.7     2.7
   Slightly underweight      19.0    17.7    20.9    19.0    18.2
   About the right weight    56.9    57.5    55.8    57.4    57.2
   Slightly overweight       19.0    19.1    18.4    18.4    20.4
   Very overweight            2.1     2.4     2.0     2.5     1.6
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                            Total N =
                              31,179
 
             Q89. How do you describe your weight?
                      Unweighted Frequencies
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                           Total               Grade
                                  -------------------------------
                                    9th    10th    11th    12th
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 Very underweight             750     268     208     156     118
 Slightly underweight       4,706   1,431   1,383   1,062     830
 About the right weight    16,359   4,859   4,454   3,764   3,282
 Slightly overweight        8,250   2,374   2,217   1,966   1,693
 Very overweight            1,114     296     315     281     222
 Female
   Very underweight           298     119      80      60      39
   Slightly underweight     1,867     651     537     393     286
   About the right weight   7,753   2,281   2,097   1,805   1,570
   Slightly overweight      5,277   1,489   1,409   1,298   1,081
   Very overweight            777     193     218     195     171
 Male
   Very underweight           452     149     128      96      79
   Slightly underweight     2,839     780     846     669     544
   About the right weight   8,606   2,578   2,357   1,959   1,712
   Slightly overweight      2,973     885     808     668     612
   Very overweight            337     103      97      86      51
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                            Total N =
                              31,179
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