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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

Q49. How old were you when you had your first drink of alcohol other than a few sips?

Weighted Column Percents

TOTAL Grade
6th grade 7th grade 8th grade
TOTAL 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
I have never had a drink of alcohol 60.4 75.3 59.1 47.4
8 years old or younger 9.3 8.8 9.6 9.4
9 or 10 years old 8.5 7.9 9.2 8.4
11 or 12 years old 13.7 7.9 16.6 16.5
13 or 14 years old 8.0 .1 5.4 18.1
15 years old or older .1
.0 .2
Female Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
I have never had a drink of alcohol 62.7 78.2 62.2 48.7
8 years old or younger 6.7 6.5 6.8 6.8
9 or 10 years old 7.4 7.5 7.5 7.3
11 or 12 years old 14.2 7.7 17.6 16.9
13 or 14 years old 8.9 .1 5.9 20.0
15 years old or older .1

.2
Male Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
I have never had a drink of alcohol 58.1 72.3 56.1 46.1
8 years old or younger 11.8 11.0 12.3 12.0
9 or 10 years old 9.6 8.3 11.0 9.5
11 or 12 years old 13.3 8.1 15.6 16.1
13 or 14 years old 7.1 .2 4.9 16.1
15 years old or older .1
.1 .2

Q49. How old were you when you had your first drink of alcohol other than a few sips?
Frequencies

TOTAL Grade
6th grade 7th grade 8th grade
TOTAL 18,419 4,635 5,263 8,521
I have never had a drink of alcohol 9,744 3,161 2,826 3,757
8 years old or younger 1,599 366 452 781
9 or 10 years old 1,475 334 451 690
11 or 12 years old 2,475 343 808 1,324
13 or 14 years old 1,679 5 253 1,421
15 years old or older 16
1 15
Refused/Unknown 1,431 426 472 533
Female Total 9,293 2,305 2,681 4,307
I have never had a drink of alcohol 5,113 1,651 1,497 1,965
8 years old or younger 611 133 174 304
9 or 10 years old 642 157 190 295
11 or 12 years old 1,274 167 430 677
13 or 14 years old 936 1 134 801
15 years old or older 8

8
Refused/Unknown 709 196 256 257
Male Total 9,126 2,330 2,582 4,214
I have never had a drink of alcohol 4,631 1,510 1,329 1,792
8 years old or younger 988 233 278 477
9 or 10 years old 833 177 261 395
11 or 12 years old 1,201 176 378 647
13 or 14 years old 743 4 119 620
15 years old or older 8
1 7
Refused/Unknown 722 230 216 276