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1997 YRBS Middle School Survey Data

Oregon Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)

1997 Middle School YRBS Questions


Question 23.

When you bought cigarettes in a store during the past 30 days, were you ever asked to show proof of age?

Unweighted Column Percents/ Unweighted Frequencies
                  Unweighted Column Percents
 __________________________________________________________
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                                      6th     7th     8th
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 Total
 I did not smoke cigarettes in past
   30 days                             86.8    81.8    74.2
 I did not buy cigarettes in past
   30 days                             11.3    14.7    20.5
 Yes, I was asked to show proof of
   age                                   .3      .2      .7
 No, I was not asked to show proof
   of age                               1.7     3.3     4.6
 Female
  Total
  I did not smoke cigarettes in
    past 30 days                       86.4    82.5    71.5
  I did not buy cigarettes in past
    30 days                            12.5    14.7    24.3
  Yes, I was asked to show proof of
    age                                  .0      .1      .4
  No, I was not asked to show proof
    of age                              1.0     2.7     3.7
 Male
  Total
  I did not smoke cigarettes in
    past 30 days                       87.6    81.2    76.9
  I did not buy cigarettes in past
    30 days                             9.4    14.6    16.7
  Yes, I was asked to show proof of
    age                                  .5      .3     1.0
  No, I was not asked to show proof
    of age                              2.5     3.9     5.4
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                         Total N =
                           9,373
 
                   Unweighted Frequencies
 __________________________________________________________
 ----------------------------------------------------------
                                      6th     7th     8th
 ----------------------------------------------------------
 Total
 I did not smoke cigarettes in past
   30 days                            1,326   2,888   3,226
 I did not buy cigarettes in past
   30 days                              172     518     892
 Yes, I was asked to show proof of
   age                                    4       7      30
 No, I was not asked to show proof
   of age                                26     118     198
 Female
  Total
  I did not smoke cigarettes in
    past 30 days                        682   1,454   1,549
  I did not buy cigarettes in past
    30 days                              99     260     527
  Yes, I was asked to show proof of
    age                                   0       2       9
  No, I was not asked to show proof
    of age                                8      47      81
 Male
  Total
  I did not smoke cigarettes in
    past 30 days                        641   1,422   1,670
  I did not buy cigarettes in past
    30 days                              69     256     363
  Yes, I was asked to show proof of
    age                                   4       5      21
  No, I was not asked to show proof
    of age                               18      69     117
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                         Total N =
                           9,373
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