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1997 YRBS Middle School Survey Data

Oregon Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)

1997 Middle School YRBS Questions


Question 20.

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

Unweighted Column Percents/ Unweighted Frequencies
                 Unweighted Column Percents
 __________________________________________________________
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                                      6th     7th     8th
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 Total
 I have never smoked a whole
   cigarette                           77.1    67.6    55.8
 8 years old or younger                 4.8     5.8     6.9
 9 years old                            3.5     3.8     3.8
 10 years old                           6.2     5.8     5.2
 11 years old                           6.1     7.3     7.2
 12 years old                           2.3     7.7     9.5
 13 years old                            .1     1.8     9.3
 14 years old or older                   .0      .1     2.3
 Female
  Total
  I have never smoked a whole
    cigarette                          77.8    68.7    55.2
  8 years old or younger                4.9     5.1     6.1
  9 years old                           3.2     3.6     3.7
  10 years old                          6.6     5.9     5.2
  11 years old                          5.6     7.4     7.0
  12 years old                          2.0     7.9    10.4
  13 years old                           .0     1.4     9.9
  14 years old or older                  .0      .0     2.6
 Male
  Total
  I have never smoked a whole
    cigarette                          76.5    66.6    56.5
  8 years old or younger                4.6     6.5     7.6
  9 years old                           3.8     3.9     3.9
  10 years old                          5.9     5.8     5.3
  11 years old                          6.4     7.2     7.3
  12 years old                          2.7     7.5     8.6
  13 years old                           .1     2.3     8.7
  14 years old or older                  .0      .2     2.1
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                         Total N =
                           9,394
 
                   Unweighted Frequencies
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                                      6th     7th     8th
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 Total
 I have never smoked a whole
   cigarette                          1,183   2,387   2,436
 8 years old or younger                  73     205     301
 9 years old                             53     133     165
 10 years old                            95     205     229
 11 years old                            93     258     312
 12 years old                            36     273     413
 13 years old                             1      65     405
 14 years old or older                    0       4     102
 Female
  Total
  I have never smoked a whole
    cigarette                           616   1,209   1,200
  8 years old or younger                 39      90     132
  9 years old                            25      63      80
  10 years old                           52     103     113
  11 years old                           44     131     152
  12 years old                           16     139     225
  13 years old                            0      25     215
  14 years old or older                   0       0      56
 Male
  Total
  I have never smoked a whole
    cigarette                           562   1,169   1,231
  8 years old or younger                 34     114     166
  9 years old                            28      68      85
  10 years old                           43     102     116
  11 years old                           47     126     160
  12 years old                           20     131     187
  13 years old                            1      40     189
  14 years old or older                   0       4      46
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                         Total N =
                           9,394
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