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Figure 6.6 is titled "Perceived Great Risk of Marijuana, Cocaine, Alcohol, and Cigarette Use among Youths Aged 12 to 17, by Age: 2004." This is a bar graph, where substance use behaviors are shown on the horizontal axis, and the percentage perceiving great risk is shown on the vertical axis. For each of the four behavior categories, there are bars representing persons aged 12 or 13, 14 or 15, and 16 or 17.

The percentage who perceived that smoking marijuana once a month is a great risk was 44.5 percent among youths aged 12 or 13, 34.1 percent among youths aged 14 or 15, and 26.2 percent among youths aged 16 or 17.
The percentage who perceived that using cocaine once a month is a great risk was 43.0 percent among youths aged 12 or 13, 48.6 percent among youths aged 14 or 15, and 57.4 percent among youths aged 16 or 17.
The percentage who perceived that having 4 or 5 drinks of alcohol nearly every day is a great risk was 65.5 percent among youths aged 12 or 13, 60.6 percent among youths aged 14 or 15, and 59.3 percent among youths aged 16 or 17.
The percentage who perceived that smoking one or more packs of cigarettes per day is a great risk was 66.9 percent among youths aged 12 or 13, 67.7 percent among youths aged 14 or 15, and 68.0 percent among youths aged 16 or 17.

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