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1999 Adult Behavioral Risk Factor Data

Oregon Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 1999

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 7.0 5.9 9.9 6.5 5.7 6.1 7.5
Somewhat honest 13.8 25.4 15.1 15.3 6.8 11.0 11.9
Neither honest nor dishonest 3.2 1.6 1.9 3.3 2.1 4.6 5.6
Very dishonest 50.0 40.4 47.1 47.8 58.5 55.2 49.7
Somewhat dishonest 26.0 26.7 26.0 27.1 26.9 23.0 25.3
Male Very honest 6.7 7.8 9.0 5.5 3.7 6.8 8.6
Somewhat honest 13.5 22.1 12.9 15.6 6.9 9.7 15.1
Neither honest nor dishonest 2.7 1.8 2.7 4.0 .3 3.2 4.3
Very dishonest 51.6 48.4 47.0 45.5 58.4 59.1 54.7
Somewhat dishonest 25.5 19.9 28.4 29.5 30.7 21.2 17.3
Female Very honest 7.3 4.0 10.9 7.4 7.7 5.6 6.7
Somewhat honest 14.1 28.9 17.3 15.0 6.7 12.3 9.5
Neither honest nor dishonest 3.6 1.3 1.2 2.5 4.0 5.9 6.7
Very dishonest 48.4 31.9 47.1 50.1 58.6 51.7 45.9
Somewhat dishonest 26.6 33.9 23.5 24.9 23.0 24.5 31.3
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 1,755 140 351 363 362 210 329
Very honest 120 10 34 24 20 12 20
Somewhat honest 197 29 50 48 20 17 33
Neither honest nor dishonest 57 4 7 12 9 8 17
Very dishonest 871 56 157 175 212 121 150
Somewhat dishonest 426 37 91 90 88 42 78
Don't know/not sure 71 4 9 14 11 7 26
Refused 13
3
2 3 5
Male Total 764 72 169 151 175 97 100
Very honest 47 7 14 7 6 6 7
Somewhat honest 85 12 22 22 11 6 12
Neither honest nor dishonest 24 3 5 7 1 3 5
Very dishonest 389 33 76 69 102 59 50
Somewhat dishonest 187 15 46 40 50 16 20
Don't know/not sure 24 2 4 6 3 4 5
Refused 8
2
2 3 1
Female Total 991 68 182 212 187 113 229
Very honest 73 3 20 17 14 6 13
Somewhat honest 112 17 28 26 9 11 21
Neither honest nor dishonest 33 1 2 5 8 5 12
Very dishonest 482 23 81 106 110 62 100
Somewhat dishonest 239 22 45 50 38 26 58
Don't know/not sure 47 2 5 8 8 3 21
Refused 5
1


4
Denominator is:
All survey respondents.