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Oregon Healthy Teens 2004, 8th Grade State Summary
How old were you when you first began drinking alcoholic beverages regularly; i.e., at least once or twice a month? (Q23c, 29c)

Total Female Male
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0
never have 83.9 82.5 85.4
8 or younger .7 .6 .8
9 .6 .6 .5
10 1.0 .8 1.2
11 1.6 1.5 1.7
12 3.0 3.5 2.4
13 6.6 7.5 5.6
14 2.5 2.8 2.2
15 .2 .1 .3
Weighted percentages exclude missing and/or refused answers.

Oregon Healthy Teens 2004, Data Summary, 8th Grade
How old were you when you first began drinking alcoholic beverages regularly; i.e., at least once or twice a month? (Q23c, 29c)

Total Female Male
Total 11,465 5,930 5,535
never have 9,535 4,848 4,687
8 or younger 84 37 47
9 79 39 40
10 117 50 67
11 181 85 96
12 365 223 142
13 766 458 308
14 324 185 139
15 14 5 9
Unweighted counts.