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1997 YRBS Middle School Survey Data

Oregon Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)

1997 Middle School YRBS Questions


Question 31.

How old were you when you first tried marijuana?

Unweighted Column Percents/ Unweighted Frequencies
                 Unweighted Column Percents
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                                      6th     7th     8th
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 Total
 I have never tried marijuana          91.6    84.5    72.0
 8 years old or younger                 1.4     1.7     1.8
 9 years old                            1.1      .8     1.0
 10 years old                           1.5     2.0     2.1
 11 years old                           3.1     4.0     3.6
 12 years old                           1.2     4.9     7.3
 13 years old                            .2     2.2     9.6
 14 years old or older                   .0      .1     2.6
 Female
  Total
  I have never tried marijuana         91.8    86.6    72.5
  8 years old or younger                 .9     1.4     1.2
  9 years old                           1.4      .5      .8
  10 years old                          1.7     1.7     2.2
  11 years old                          3.2     3.6     3.3
  12 years old                          1.0     4.2     7.5
  13 years old                           .0     2.0    10.1
  14 years old or older                  .0      .1     2.4
 Male
  Total
  I have never tried marijuana         91.7    82.5    71.5
  8 years old or younger                2.0     1.9     2.5
  9 years old                            .8     1.1     1.1
  10 years old                          1.2     2.3     2.0
  11 years old                          2.8     4.3     3.8
  12 years old                          1.1     5.5     7.1
  13 years old                           .4     2.4     9.2
  14 years old or older                  .0      .1     2.7
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                         Total N =
                           9,463
 
                   Unweighted Frequencies
 __________________________________________________________
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                                      6th     7th     8th
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 Total
 I have never tried marijuana         1,421   3,010   3,154
 8 years old or younger                  22      59      80
 9 years old                             17      27      43
 10 years old                            23      71      93
 11 years old                            48     141     156
 12 years old                            18     174     319
 13 years old                             3      78     422
 14 years old or older                    0       2     114
 Female
  Total
  I have never tried marijuana          735   1,535   1,586
  8 years old or younger                  7      24      26
  9 years old                            11       8      18
  10 years old                           14      31      49
  11 years old                           26      64      73
  12 years old                            8      74     164
  13 years old                            0      35     220
  14 years old or older                   0       1      53
 Male
  Total
  I have never tried marijuana          682   1,462   1,562
  8 years old or younger                 15      34      54
  9 years old                             6      19      25
  10 years old                            9      40      44
  11 years old                           21      76      83
  12 years old                            8      98     154
  13 years old                            3      43     202
  14 years old or older                   0       1      60
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                         Total N =
                           9,463
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