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1997 YRBS Middle School Survey Data

Oregon Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)

1997 Middle School YRBS Questions


Question 6.

When you ride a bicycle, how often did you wear a helmet?

Unweighted Column Percents/ Unweighted Frequencies
                 Unweighted Column Percents
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                                      6th     7th     8th
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 Total
 I do not ride a bicycle                9.7    11.6    17.9
 Never wear a helmet                   12.9    18.0    23.3
 Rarely wear a helmet                  12.0    11.8    13.4
 Sometimes wear a helmet               11.4    12.1    10.6
 Most of the time wear a helmet        20.8    20.5    16.5
 Always wear a helmet                  33.3    25.9    18.2
 Female
  Total
  I do not ride a bicycle              12.9    15.6    23.9
  Never wear a helmet                   8.4    14.0    18.8
  Rarely wear a helmet                 12.6    10.8    11.8
  Sometimes wear a helmet              11.8    12.1     9.9
  Most of the time wear a helmet       20.3    20.6    17.7
  Always wear a helmet                 34.1    26.9    17.9
 Male
  Total
  I do not ride a bicycle               6.3     7.7    11.9
  Never wear a helmet                  17.8    21.9    27.8
  Rarely wear a helmet                 11.0    12.9    15.2
  Sometimes wear a helmet              11.0    12.1    11.3
  Most of the time wear a helmet       21.6    20.4    15.3
  Always wear a helmet                 32.3    25.0    18.6
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                         Total N =
                           9,710
 
                   Unweighted Frequencies
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                                      6th     7th     8th
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 Total
 I do not ride a bicycle                156     426     802
 Never wear a helmet                    207     659   1,047
 Rarely wear a helmet                   192     433     602
 Sometimes wear a helmet                183     444     475
 Most of the time wear a helmet         334     749     741
 Always wear a helmet                   534     947     817
 Female
  Total
  I do not ride a bicycle               106     283     533
  Never wear a helmet                    69     254     420
  Rarely wear a helmet                  104     196     262
  Sometimes wear a helmet                97     220     221
  Most of the time wear a helmet        167     374     394
  Always wear a helmet                  281     488     399
 Male
  Total
  I do not ride a bicycle                49     141     268
  Never wear a helmet                   138     399     623
  Rarely wear a helmet                   85     235     340
  Sometimes wear a helmet                85     221     253
  Most of the time wear a helmet        167     372     343
  Always wear a helmet                  250     456     417
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                         Total N =
                           9,710
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