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1999 YRBS Middle School Survey Data

Oregon Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)

1999 Middle School YRBS Questions


Weighted Column Percents | Frequencies

Q29. How old were you when you smoked a whole cigarette for the first time?

Weighted Column Percents

TOTAL Grade
6th grade 7th grade 8th grade
TOTAL 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
I have never smoked a whole cigarette 75.7 86.8 75.2 65.5
8 years old or younger 4.0 3.7 4.3 4.0
9 or 10 years old 6.1 4.8 6.8 6.6
11 or 12 years old 10.4 4.7 11.4 15.1
13 or 14 years old 3.8 .0 2.3 8.8
15 years old or older .0

.1
Female Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
I have never smoked a whole cigarette 76.0 88.0 75.7 65.2
8 years old or younger 3.3 3.0 3.8 3.2
9 or 10 years old 5.6 4.4 5.9 6.3
11 or 12 years old 10.9 4.7 12.1 15.6
13 or 14 years old 4.1
2.4 9.6
15 years old or older .0

.1
Male Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
I have never smoked a whole cigarette 75.3 85.7 74.6 65.9
8 years old or younger 4.7 4.3 4.9 4.7
9 or 10 years old 6.6 5.2 7.8 6.8
11 or 12 years old 9.9 4.7 10.6 14.5
13 or 14 years old 3.4 .1 2.1 8.0
15 years old or older .1

.1

Q29. How old were you when you smoked a whole cigarette for the first time?
Frequencies

TOTAL Grade
6th grade 7th grade 8th grade
TOTAL 18,419 4,635 5,263 8,521
I have never smoked a whole cigarette 13,135 3,855 3,838 5,442
8 years old or younger 695 156 209 330
9 or 10 years old 1,139 214 355 570
11 or 12 years old 2,064 208 603 1,253
13 or 14 years old 834 3 103 728
15 years old or older 9

9
Refused/Unknown 543 199 155 189
Female Total 9,293 2,305 2,681 4,307
I have never smoked a whole cigarette 6,678 1,939 1,980 2,759
8 years old or younger 299 68 96 135
9 or 10 years old 534 97 164 273
11 or 12 years old 1,083 103 326 654
13 or 14 years old 450
51 399
15 years old or older 3

3
Refused/Unknown 246 98 64 84
Male Total 9,126 2,330 2,582 4,214
I have never smoked a whole cigarette 6,457 1,916 1,858 2,683
8 years old or younger 396 88 113 195
9 or 10 years old 605 117 191 297
11 or 12 years old 981 105 277 599
13 or 14 years old 384 3 52 329
15 years old or older 6

6
Refused/Unknown 297 101 91 105