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Oregon Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS); 1998

Oregon Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 1998

Weighted Column Percents Unweighted Frequencies

Would you say that breathing secondhand smoke is: ?
(Weighted Column Percents)

Total Age Groups
18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
Very harmful to one's health 65.4 70.4 72.2 63.8 60.8 59.4 65.5
Somewhat harmful to one's health 27.8 26.3 24.4 31.8 31.3 27.7 23.4
Not very harmful to one's health 4.4 1.8 3.0 2.6 6.1 7.0 6.4
Not harmful at all to one's health 2.5 1.5 .4 1.7 1.8 5.9 4.7
Male Very harmful to one's health 56.6 65.1 65.5 53.0 51.9 47.4 56.7
Somewhat harmful to one's health 33.2 29.7 29.5 40.1 35.9 33.0 27.1
Not very harmful to one's health 6.5 3.0 4.6 4.0 9.6 10.1 8.9
Not harmful at all to one's health 3.7 2.1 .4 2.9 2.5 9.5 7.3
Female Very harmful to one's health 73.4 75.9 79.0 74.0 69.9 70.4 71.3
Somewhat harmful to one's health 22.8 22.7 19.3 24.1 26.6 22.9 21.0
Not very harmful to one's health 2.4 .5 1.3 1.4 2.4 4.1 4.7
Not harmful at all to one's health 1.4 .9 .4 .5 1.1 2.6 3.0
Denominator is:
All survey respondents
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Would you say that breathing secondhand smoke is: ?
(Unweighted Frequencies)

Total Age Groups
18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
Total 5403 506 1006 1218 1049 690 934
Very harmful to one's health 3421 364 713 780 624 389 551
Somewhat harmful to one's health 1414 122 246 359 311 181 195
Not very harmful to one's health 230 10 29 31 57 46 57
Not harmful at all to one's health 125 7 4 17 21 35 41
Don't know/not sure 207 3 14 30 36 36 88
Refused 6

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3 2
Male Total 2269 227 466 493 455 296 332
Very harmful to one's health 1209 150 299 252 221 128 159
Somewhat harmful to one's health 708 63 134 185 161 88 77
Not very harmful to one's health 153 9 21 21 43 32 27
Not harmful at all to one's health 80 4 2 13 14 25 22
Don't know/not sure 115 1 10 21 16 21 46
Refused 4

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Female Total 3134 279 540 725 594 394 602
Very harmful to one's health 2212 214 414 528 403 261 392
Somewhat harmful to one's health 706 59 112 174 150 93 118
Not very harmful to one's health 77 1 8 10 14 14 30
Not harmful at all to one's health 45 3 2 4 7 10 19
Don't know/not sure 92 2 4 9 20 15 42
Refused 2



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Denominator is:
All survey respondents