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Figure 6.1 is titled "Past Month Binge Drinking and Marijuana Use among Youths Aged 12 to 17, by Perceptions of Risk: 2004." It is a bar graph, where alcohol and marijuana use behaviors are shown on the horizontal axis, and the percentage using in the past month is shown on the vertical axis. For each of the two behavior categories there is a bar representing perceived great risk and a bar representing perceived moderate, slight, or no risk.

Among youths aged 12 to 17 who perceived great risk in having 4 or 5 drinks of alcohol nearly every day, 7.3 percent reported binge drinking in the past month. Among youths aged 12 to 17 who perceived moderate, slight, or no risk in having 4 or 5 drinks of alcohol nearly every day, 17.3 percent reported binge drinking in the past month. Among youths aged 12 to 17 who perceived great risk in smoking marijuana once a month, 1.4 percent used marijuana in the past month. Among youths aged 12 to 17 who perceived moderate, slight, or no risk in smoking marijuana once a month, 11.0 percent used marijuana in the past month.

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