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1997 YRBS Middle School Survey Data

Oregon Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)

1997 Middle School YRBS Questions


Question 50.

Which of the following are you trying to do about your weight?

Unweighted Column Percents/ Unweighted Frequencies
                 Unweighted Column Percents
 __________________________________________________________
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                                      6th     7th     8th
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 Total
 Lose weight                           39.6    39.8    42.1
 Gain weight                            9.8    10.7    10.9
 Stay the same weight                  25.0    23.0    19.7
 I am not trying to do anything
   about my weight                     25.7    26.5    27.3
 Female
  Total
  Lose weight                          47.0    51.5    56.5
  Gain weight                           8.0     5.7     4.6
  Stay the same weight                 21.9    20.1    18.4
  I am not trying to do anything
    about my weight                    23.1    22.7    20.5
 Male
  Total
  Lose weight                          31.6    28.1    27.8
  Gain weight                          11.8    15.7    17.1
  Stay the same weight                 28.2    25.7    21.1
  I am not trying to do anything
    about my weight                    28.4    30.5    34.1
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                         Total N =
                           9,637
 
                   Unweighted Frequencies
 __________________________________________________________
 ----------------------------------------------------------
                                      6th     7th     8th
 ----------------------------------------------------------
 Total
 Lose weight                            628   1,445   1,877
 Gain weight                            155     388     484
 Stay the same weight                   396     834     880
 I am not trying to do anything
   about my weight                      407     964   1,216
 Female
  Total
  Lose weight                           382     928   1,253
  Gain weight                            65     102     102
  Stay the same weight                  178     363     407
  I am not trying to do anything
    about my weight                     188     409     455
 Male
  Total
  Lose weight                           242     509     619
  Gain weight                            90     284     381
  Stay the same weight                  216     465     470
  I am not trying to do anything
    about my weight                     217     553     759
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                         Total N =
                           9,637
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