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1997 YRBS Middle School Survey Data

Oregon Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)

1997 Middle School YRBS Questions


Question 22.

How do you get your own cigarettes?
MARK THE ONE BEST ANSWER.

Unweighted Column Percents/ Unweighted Frequencies
                 Unweighted Column Percents
 __________________________________________________________
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                                      6th     7th     8th
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 Total
 I do not smoke cigarettes during
   past 30 days                        88.4    82.6    73.9
 Friends gave them to me                7.0     8.4    12.7
 Family members gave them to me         1.0     1.1     1.9
 I give someone else money to buy
   them for me                           .8     2.3     4.9
 I bought them from a grocery store      .0      .2      .4
 I bought them from a convenience
   store or gas station                  .1      .4      .4
 I stole them from a store               .4     1.2     1.4
 Some other way                         2.5     3.8     4.4
 Female
  Total
  I do not smoke cigarettes during
    past 30 days                       88.1    82.8    70.7
  Friends gave them to me               7.4     8.5    15.1
  Family members gave them to me        1.0     1.4     2.1
  I give someone else money to buy
    them for me                          .8     2.5     5.8
  I bought them from a grocery
    store                                .0      .2      .2
  I bought them from a convenience
    store or gas station                 .1      .4      .4
  I stole them from a store              .3      .7      .9
  Some other way                        2.3     3.6     4.9
 Male
  Total
  I do not smoke cigarettes during
    past 30 days                       88.7    82.5    77.1
  Friends gave them to me               6.2     8.3    10.3
  Family members gave them to me         .9      .7     1.7
  I give someone else money to buy
    them for me                          .8     2.2     3.9
  I bought them from a grocery
    store                                .0      .2      .6
  I bought them from a convenience
    store or gas station                 .0      .4      .5
  I stole them from a store              .5     1.8     1.9
  Some other way                        2.7     4.0     3.9 
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                         Total N =
                           8,650
 
                   Unweighted Frequencies
 __________________________________________________________
 ----------------------------------------------------------
                                      6th     7th     8th
 ----------------------------------------------------------
 Total
 I do not smoke cigarettes during
   past 30 days                       1,358   2,814   2,761
 Friends gave them to me                107     286     474
 Family members gave them to me          15      36      70
 I give someone else money to buy
   them for me                           12      80     183
 I bought them from a grocery store       0       6      15
 I bought them from a convenience
   store or gas station                   1      12      16
 I stole them from a store                6      42      52
 Some other way                          38     131     164
 Female
  Total
  I do not smoke cigarettes during
    past 30 days                        699   1,408   1,317
  Friends gave them to me                59     144     282
  Family members gave them to me          8      24      39
  I give someone else money to buy
    them for me                           6      42     109
  I bought them from a grocery
    store                                 0       3       3
  I bought them from a convenience
    store or gas station                  1       6       7
  I stole them from a store               2      12      16
  Some other way                         18      62      91
 Male
  Total
  I do not smoke cigarettes during
    past 30 days                        654   1,395   1,438
  Friends gave them to me                46     140     192
  Family members gave them to me          7      11      31
  I give someone else money to buy
    them for me                           6      38      73
  I bought them from a grocery
    store                                 0       3      12
  I bought them from a convenience
    store or gas station                  0       6       9
  I stole them from a store               4      30      36
  Some other way                         20      68      73
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                         Total N =
                           8,650
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