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1997 YRBS Middle School Survey Data

Oregon Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)

1997 Middle School YRBS Questions


Question 7.

When you rollerblade or ride a skateboard, how often do 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 rollerblade or ride a
   skateboard                          27.8    30.4    40.9
 Never wear a helmet                   32.2    39.7    39.7
 Rarely wear a helmet                   9.2     8.9     7.1
 Sometimes wear a helmet                8.2     6.8     4.5
 Most of the time wear a helmet         7.9     6.4     3.8
 Always wear a helmet                  14.7     7.8     4.0
 Female
  Total
  I do not rollerblade or ride a
    skateboard                         27.7    29.8    40.4
  Never wear a helmet                  28.8    36.5    38.3
  Rarely wear a helmet                  9.8    10.1     7.6
  Sometimes wear a helmet               9.4     7.6     4.9
  Most of the time wear a helmet        8.3     7.2     4.5
  Always wear a helmet                 16.0     8.7     4.2
 Male
  Total
  I do not rollerblade or ride a
    skateboard                         27.7    31.2    41.3
  Never wear a helmet                  36.0    42.6    41.1
  Rarely wear a helmet                  8.5     7.7     6.6
  Sometimes wear a helmet               6.9     6.0     4.1
  Most of the time wear a helmet        7.5     5.7     3.0
  Always wear a helmet                 13.5     6.9     3.8
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                         Total N =
                           9,694
 
                   Unweighted Frequencies
 __________________________________________________________
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                                      6th     7th     8th
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 Total
 I do not rollerblade or ride a
   skateboard                           445   1,113   1,830
 Never wear a helmet                    516   1,452   1,776
 Rarely wear a helmet                   147     327     319
 Sometimes wear a helmet                131     247     200
 Most of the time wear a helmet         126     235     169
 Always wear a helmet                   235     284     180
 Female
  Total
  I do not rollerblade or ride a
    skateboard                          227     541     898
  Never wear a helmet                   236     662     851
  Rarely wear a helmet                   80     183     170
  Sometimes wear a helmet                77     138     109
  Most of the time wear a helmet         68     131     101
  Always wear a helmet                  131     158      94
 Male
  Total
  I do not rollerblade or ride a
    skateboard                          214     569     926
  Never wear a helmet                   278     777     921
  Rarely wear a helmet                   66     141     148
  Sometimes wear a helmet                53     109      91
  Most of the time wear a helmet         58     104      68
  Always wear a helmet                  104     126      86
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                         Total N =
                           9,694
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