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1999 YRBS Middle School Survey Data

Oregon Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)

1999 Middle School YRBS Questions


Weighted Column Percents | Frequencies

Q72. How do you describe your weight?

Weighted Column Percents

TOTAL Grade
6th grade 7th grade 8th grade
TOTAL 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Very underweight 1.9 2.6 1.7 1.5
Slightly underweight 15.5 17.3 15.3 14.0
About the right weight 55.7 57.2 55.5 54.6
Slightly overweight 23.2 20.4 23.5 25.6
Very overweight 3.6 2.6 4.0 4.3
Female Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Very underweight 1.4 1.6 1.4 1.1
Slightly underweight 14.6 16.8 14.6 12.5
About the right weight 53.2 57.3 53.2 49.4
Slightly overweight 25.9 21.1 25.3 30.9
Very overweight 5.0 3.2 5.6 6.1
Male Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Very underweight 2.5 3.5 2.1 1.9
Slightly underweight 16.4 17.8 16.0 15.5
About the right weight 58.3 57.1 57.8 60.0
Slightly overweight 20.5 19.8 21.7 20.1
Very overweight 2.2 1.9 2.3 2.5

Q72. How do you describe your weight?
Frequencies

TOTAL Grade
6th grade 7th grade 8th grade
TOTAL 18,419 4,635 5,263 8,521
Very underweight 317 113 84 120
Slightly underweight 2,643 748 743 1,152
About the right weight 9,740 2,477 2,757 4,506
Slightly overweight 4,214 908 1,213 2,093
Very overweight 672 112 202 358
Refused/Unknown 833 277 264 292
Female Total 9,293 2,305 2,681 4,307
Very underweight 116 37 34 45
Slightly underweight 1,253 370 362 521
About the right weight 4,637 1,227 1,327 2,083
Slightly overweight 2,433 473 680 1,280
Very overweight 473 70 144 259
Refused/Unknown 381 128 134 119
Male Total 9,126 2,330 2,582 4,214
Very underweight 201 76 50 75
Slightly underweight 1,390 378 381 631
About the right weight 5,103 1,250 1,430 2,423
Slightly overweight 1,781 435 533 813
Very overweight 199 42 58 99
Refused/Unknown 452 149 130 173