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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

Q73. Which of the following are you trying to do about your weight?

Weighted Column Percents

TOTAL Grade
6th grade 7th grade 8th grade
TOTAL 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Lose weight 40.2 38.1 39.4 42.8
Gain weight 9.5 9.2 9.2 10.1
Stay the same weight 22.2 23.7 22.5 20.4
I am not trying to do anything about my weight 28.1 29.0 28.8 26.6
Female Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Lose weight 50.7 44.4 50.2 57.2
Gain weight 4.7 5.8 4.3 3.9
Stay the same weight 20.7 22.5 20.6 19.1
I am not trying to do anything about my weight 23.9 27.2 24.8 19.8
Male Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Lose weight 29.4 31.8 28.3 28.0
Gain weight 14.5 12.6 14.2 16.6
Stay the same weight 23.7 24.8 24.5 21.8
I am not trying to do anything about my weight 32.5 30.8 33.0 33.6

Q73. Which of the following are you trying to do about your weight?
Frequencies

TOTAL Grade
6th grade 7th grade 8th grade
TOTAL 18,419 4,635 5,263 8,521
Lose weight 7,253 1,700 2,014 3,539
Gain weight 1,706 407 457 842
Stay the same weight 3,860 1,051 1,128 1,681
I am not trying to do anything about my weight 4,930 1,276 1,441 2,213
Refused/Unknown 670 201 223 246
Female Total 9,293 2,305 2,681 4,307
Lose weight 4,710 991 1,314 2,405
Gain weight 406 132 110 164
Stay the same weight 1,818 498 521 799
I am not trying to do anything about my weight 2,073 606 633 834
Refused/Unknown 286 78 103 105
Male Total 9,126 2,330 2,582 4,214
Lose weight 2,543 709 700 1,134
Gain weight 1,300 275 347 678
Stay the same weight 2,042 553 607 882
I am not trying to do anything about my weight 2,857 670 808 1,379
Refused/Unknown 384 123 120 141