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1997 YRBS Middle School Survey Data

Oregon Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)

1997 Middle School YRBS Questions


Question 49.

How do you think of your weight?

Unweighted Column Percents/ Unweighted Frequencies
                 Unweighted Column Percents
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                                      6th     7th     8th
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 Total
 Very underweight                       5.2     3.8     2.7
 Slightly underweight                  17.0    17.0    14.2
 About the right weight                54.5    54.0    54.5
 Slightly overweight                   20.3    21.3    24.4
 Very overweight                        3.1     3.9     4.3
 Female
  Total
  Very underweight                      4.6     3.9     2.6
  Slightly underweight                 17.2    16.8    13.2
  About the right weight               53.2    50.9    48.7
  Slightly overweight                  21.4    22.9    30.2
  Very overweight                       3.6     5.5     5.3
 Male
  Total
  Very underweight                      5.9     3.6     2.7
  Slightly underweight                 16.8    17.3    15.2
  About the right weight               55.9    56.8    60.4
  Slightly overweight                  19.0    19.9    18.5
  Very overweight                       2.4     2.3     3.2
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                         Total N =
                           9,631
 
                   Unweighted Frequencies
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                                      6th     7th     8th
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 Total
 Very underweight                        82     138     119
 Slightly underweight                   267     619     633
 About the right weight                 857   1,959   2,434
 Slightly overweight                    319     774   1,087
 Very overweight                         48     141     191
 Female
  Total
  Very underweight                       37      70      57
  Slightly underweight                  139     303     292
  About the right weight                430     917   1,080
  Slightly overweight                   173     412     669
  Very overweight                        29      99     118
 Male
  Total
  Very underweight                       45      66      61
  Slightly underweight                  127     314     339
  About the right weight                423   1,030   1,351
  Slightly overweight                   144     360     414
  Very overweight                        18      42      72
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                         Total N =
                           9,631
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