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1999 YRBS High School Survey

Oregon Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)
1999 High School

Weighted Column Percents | Counts

Q33 How old were you when you smoked a whole cigarette for the first time?

Weighted Column Percents

TOTAL Grade
9th 10th 11th 12th
TOTAL 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
I have never smoked a whole cigarette 50.6 57.4 50.8 48.0 44.2
8 years old or younger 3.7 4.6 3.5 3.2 3.3
9 or 10 years old 5.1 6.1 5.2 4.7 3.9
11 or 12 years old 12.5 14.8 13.5 12.0 8.8
13 or 14 years old 17.6 15.0 19.0 18.0 18.7
15 or 16 years old 9.0 2.1 8.1 12.5 15.1
17 years old or more 1.6
.0 1.5 5.9
Female Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
I have never smoked a whole cigarette 50.9 58.2 50.2 48.3 44.5
8 years old or younger 2.5 3.2 2.2 2.2 2.2
9 or 10 years old 4.5 6.1 4.7 3.7 3.1
11 or 12 years old 12.2 14.3 13.2 11.9 8.2
13 or 14 years old 19.0 16.1 21.3 18.9 20.5
15 or 16 years old 9.3 2.1 8.4 13.4 15.7
17 years old or more 1.6
.0 1.5 5.8
Male Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
I have never smoked a whole cigarette 50.2 56.4 51.3 47.7 43.9
8 years old or younger 5.0 6.2 4.9 4.2 4.5
9 or 10 years old 5.6 6.2 5.7 5.7 4.7
11 or 12 years old 12.8 15.2 13.7 12.2 9.5
13 or 14 years old 16.0 13.8 16.5 17.1 17.0
15 or 16 years old 8.6 2.1 7.8 11.6 14.5
17 years old or more 1.7
.1 1.5 6.0


Q33 How old were you when you smoked a whole cigarette for the first time?

Counts

TOTAL Grade
9th 10th 11th 12th
TOTAL 22,913 7,002 6,070 6,380 3,461
I have never smoked a whole cigarette 11,285 3,824 2,958 3,021 1,482
8 years old or younger 884 332 234 202 116
9 or 10 years old 1,239 451 342 306 140
11 or 12 years old 2,940 1,039 838 756 307
13 or 14 years old 4,033 1,107 1,128 1,137 661
15 or 16 years old 1,938 153 505 781 499
17 years old or more 304
2 93 209
Refused/Unknown 290 96 63 84 47
Female Total 11,597 3,632 3,016 3,218 1,731
I have never smoked a whole cigarette 5,769 2,006 1,478 1,536 749
8 years old or younger 311 127 69 73 42
9 or 10 yea rs old 565 236 147 124 58
11 or 12 years old 1,454 527 409 381 137
13 or 14 years old 2,218 622 635 602 359
15 or 16 years old 1,025 79 255 430 261
17 years old or more 153
1 44 108
Refused/Unknown 102 35 22 28 17
Male Total 11,316 3,370 3,054 3,162 1,730
I have never smoked a whole cigarette 5,516 1,818 1,480 1,485 733
8 years old or younger 573 205 165 129 74
9 or 10 years old 674 215 195 182 82
11 or 12 years old 1,486 512 429 375 170
13 or 14 years old 1,815 485 493 535 302
15 or 16 years old 913 74 250 351 238
17 years old or more 151
1 49 101
Refused/Unknown 188 61 41 56 30