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1997 YRBS Middle School Survey Data

Oregon Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)

1997 Middle School YRBS Questions


Question 28.

How old were you when you had your first drink of alcohol?

Unweighted Column Percents/ Unweighted Frequencies
                 Unweighted Column Percents
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                                      6th     7th     8th
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 Total
 I never had a drink                   49.6    38.3    26.5
 8 years old or younger                22.0    25.1    27.4
 9 years old                            8.0     6.6     6.4
 10 years old                           8.8     8.6     9.6
 11 years old                           8.2     8.9     8.0
 12 years old                           3.2     9.7    10.1
 13 years old                            .1     2.6     9.4
 14 years old or more                    .1      .2     2.6
 Female
  Total
  I never had a drink                  53.6    40.8    26.8
  8 years old or younger               18.6    22.4    24.4
  9 years old                           6.8     5.9     5.7
  10 years old                          8.8     9.3     9.6
  11 years old                          8.8     9.0     8.1
  12 years old                          3.4    10.4    11.6
  13 years old                           .0     2.3    11.1
  14 years old or more                   .0      .1     2.6
 Male
  Total
  I never had a drink                  45.6    35.8    26.1
  8 years old or younger               25.3    27.8    30.4
  9 years old                           9.5     7.4     7.1
  10 years old                          8.8     7.9     9.5
  11 years old                          7.5     8.9     8.0
  12 years old                          3.0     9.1     8.6
  13 years old                           .3     2.8     7.6
  14 years old or more                   .0      .4     2.6
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                         Total N =
                           9,199
 
                   Unweighted Frequencies
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                                      6th     7th     8th
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 Total
 I never had a drink                    747   1,319   1,133
 8 years old or younger                 332     864   1,174
 9 years old                            121     228     276
 10 years old                           132     297     409
 11 years old                           123     307     344
 12 years old                            48     335     433
 13 years old                             2      88     402
 14 years old or more                     1       7     111
 Female
  Total
  I never had a drink                   412     703     574
  8 years old or younger                143     386     523
  9 years old                            52     101     123
  10 years old                           68     160     206
  11 years old                           68     156     173
  12 years old                           26     179     248
  13 years old                            0      39     238
  14 years old or more                    0       1      56
 Male
  Total
  I never had a drink                   333     610     557
  8 years old or younger                185     473     648
  9 years old                            69     126     152
  10 years old                           64     134     202
  11 years old                           55     151     171
  12 years old                           22     155     183
  13 years old                            2      48     163
  14 years old or more                    0       6      55
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                         Total N =
                           9,199
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