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2000 Adult Behavioral Risk Factor Data

Oregon Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 2000

Weighted Column Percents Unweighted Frequencies
Do you think that the tobacco companies have been honest
or dishonest with the public about the dangers of tobacco use?

(Weighted Column Percents)

Total Age Groups
18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
Very honest 6.8 7.5 8.1 8.5 5.8 5.5 4.8
Somewhat honest 13.5 22.9 18.9 13.2 9.8 9.1 9.4
Neither honest nor dishonest 2.3 1.4 2.3 1.7 2.2 2.5 3.5
Very dishonest 49.7 32.7 44.1 49.6 56.7 57.1 54.0
Somewhat dishonest? 27.7 35.5 26.6 27.0 25.5 25.8 28.3
Male Very honest 5.7 7.2 5.6 7.0 5.3 6.0 3.1
Somewhat honest 12.5 18.9 18.5 12.9 7.9 7.5 9.5
Neither honest nor dishonest 2.2 1.4 1.4 2.3 2.6 2.8 2.9
Very dishonest 51.4 36.2 50.6 50.9 54.9 56.7 57.0
Somewhat dishonest? 28.1 36.4 23.9 26.9 29.3 27.0 27.5
Female Very honest 7.8 7.9 10.8 10.0 6.2 5.0 6.0
Somewhat honest 14.5 27.2 19.3 13.6 11.7 10.6 9.4
Neither honest nor dishonest 2.4 1.5 3.3 1.1 1.9 2.3 3.9
Very dishonest 48.1 28.9 37.0 48.3 58.6 57.5 51.9
Somewhat dishonest? 27.3 34.5 29.5 27.0 21.5 24.7 28.8
Denominator is:
All survey respondents.

Do you think that the tobacco companies have been honest
or dishonest with the public about the dangers of tobacco use?

(Unweighted Frequencies)

Total Age Groups
18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
Total 5,690 511 1,036 1,213 1,189 759 982
Very honest 365 39 81 98 65 42 40
Somewhat honest 689 106 186 144 111 62 80
Neither honest nor dishonest 124 8 22 19 25 18 32
Very dishonest 2,730 158 422 577 662 414 497
Somewhat dishonest? 1,474 169 271 336 273 175 250
Don't know/Not sure 251 25 47 34 34 40 71
Refused 57 6 7 5 19 8 12
Male Total 2,270 218 445 483 490 292 342
Very honest 115 14 22 27 26 17 9
Somewhat honest 252 33 78 58 36 19 28
Neither honest nor dishonest 50 3 7 13 11 8 8
Very dishonest 1,135 81 208 240 265 158 183
Somewhat dishonest? 616 77 111 136 133 76 83
Don't know/Not sure 77 6 17 8 10 11 25
Refused 25 4 2 1 9 3 6
Female Total 3,420 293 591 730 699 467 640
Very honest 250 25 59 71 39 25 31
Somewhat honest 437 73 108 86 75 43 52
Neither honest nor dishonest 74 5 15 6 14 10 24
Very dishonest 1,595 77 214 337 397 256 314
Somewhat dishonest? 858 92 160 200 140 99 167
Don't know/Not sure 174 19 30 26 24 29 46
Refused 32 2 5 4 10 5 6
Denominator is:
All survey respondents.