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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

Q60. If a classmate, your same age and gender, asked you for your advice about whether to start having sexual intercourse, what would you probably say?

Weighted Column Percents

TOTAL Grade
6th grade 7th grade 8th grade
TOTAL 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Wait until you're married 42.9 53.3 40.2 35.6
Wait until you are older 45.0 41.1 47.5 46.5
Go ahead and do it 12.1 5.7 12.3 17.9
Female Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Wait until you're married 48.2 57.2 46.3 41.7
Wait until you are older 46.6 40.0 49.2 50.3
Go ahead and do it 5.1 2.8 4.5 8.0
Male Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Wait until you're married 37.5 49.4 33.9 29.4
Wait until you are older 43.4 42.1 45.6 42.5
Go ahead and do it 19.1 8.5 20.5 28.2

Q60. If a classmate, your same age and gender, asked you for your advice about whether to start having sexual intercourse, what would you probably say?
Frequencies

TOTAL Grade
6th grade 7th grade 8th grade
TOTAL 18,419 4,635 5,263 8,521
Wait until you're married 7,369 2,377 2,067 2,925
Wait until you are older 8,114 1,823 2,414 3,877
Go ahead and do it 2,351 253 619 1,479
Refused/Unknown 585 182 163 240
Female Total 9,293 2,305 2,681 4,307
Wait until you're married 4,216 1,290 1,194 1,732
Wait until you are older 4,296 877 1,287 2,132
Go ahead and do it 526 65 125 336
Refused/Unknown 255 73 75 107
Male Total 9,126 2,330 2,582 4,214
Wait until you're married 3,153 1,087 873 1,193
Wait until you are older 3,818 946 1,127 1,745
Go ahead and do it 1,825 188 494 1,143
Refused/Unknown 330 109 88 133