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Times used crack or freebased cocaine in life

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For sample persons ages 12-21, CRAKXLIFE reports how many times the person has used the forms of cocaine known as crack or freebase. Response categories include: never in life; 1 or 2 times; 3 to 9 times; 10 to 19 times; 20 to 39 times; or, 40 or more times.

This variable is part of the 1992 Youth Risk Behavior supplement. The supplement includes questions about injury risks, physical fights, weapons use, cigarette smoking, chewing tobacco, alcohol and illegal drug use, AIDS/HIV education, diet and nutrition, physical activities, staying away from home, and sexual behaviors.

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  • 1992: Sample persons age 12-21.


  • 1992