TABLE 1

Questions and Responses Used to Identify Children at Risk of Smoking Cigarettes or Drinking Alcohol

VariableNot at RiskAt Riska
Smoking
    Have you ever tried smoking a cigarette, even just a puff?NoYes
    Do you think you will smoke a cigarette some time in the next year?Definitely noProbably no
Probably yes
Definitely yes
    If one of your friends offered you a cigarette, would you try it?Definitely noProbably no
Probably yes
Definitely yes
Drinking
    Have you ever had beer, wine or liquor that your parents didn’t know about?NoYes
    Do you think you will drink beer, wine, or liquor in the next year?Definitely noProbably no
Probably yes
Definitely yes
    If one of your friends offered you beer, wine or liquor, would you try it?Definitely noProbably no
Probably yes
Definitely yes
  • a Any one of the responses would signify risk for the behavior.