Figure 6.7 is titled "Perceived Great Risk of Smoking Marijuana Once a Month among Youths Aged 12 to 17, by Gender: 2002 through 2004." This is a bar graph, where gender is shown on the horizontal axis, and the percentage perceiving great risk is shown on the vertical axis. For each gender, there are bars representing 2002, 2003, and 2004. Tests of statistical significance at the .05 level were performed between 2003 and 2004 estimates and between 2002 and 2004 estimates; significant results are indicated where appropriate.

Among male youths aged 12 to 17, the percentage perceiving that smoking marijuana once a month is a great risk was 30.7 percent in 2002, 33.2 percent in 2003, and 32.6 percent in 2004. The difference between the 2004 estimate and 2002 estimate was significant.

Among female youths aged 12 to 17, the percentage perceiving that smoking marijuana once a month is a great risk was 34.1 percent in 2002, 36.7 percent in 2003, and 37.4 percent in 2004. The difference between the 2004 estimate and 2002 estimate was significant.

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