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2001 Adult Behavioral Risk Factor Data

Oregon Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 2001

Weighted Column Percents Unweighted Frequencies
Secondhand smoke is smoke from someone else's cigarette, cigar, or pipe that you breathe.
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 67.9 79.3 75.6 69.8 63.9 59.9 61.1
Somewhat harmful to one's health 22.4 15.4 19.9 23.3 28.4 26.5 18.9
Not very harmful to one's health 3.9 4.0 1.5 3.1 3.9 5.7 5.9
Not harmful at all to one's health 2.2 .4 2.0 1.3 1.4 2.7 5.2
Don't know/Not sure 3.6 .8 1.0 2.6 2.4 5.2 9.0
Male Very harmful to one's health 57.5 71.9 68.6 59.4 51.5 47.1 46.9
Somewhat harmful to one's health 28.9 20.8 25.7 30.5 38.0 33.8 20.9
Not very harmful to one's health 5.7 6.6 2.6 4.5 5.1 8.3 9.0
Not harmful at all to one's health 3.1
2.1 1.8 2.0 3.1 9.7
Don't know/Not sure 4.8 .7 .9 3.8 3.3 7.6 13.4
Female Very harmful to one's health 77.8 87.2 82.9 79.8 76.5 72.0 71.4
Somewhat harmful to one's health 16.2 9.8 13.9 16.2 18.6 19.6 17.4
Not very harmful to one's health 2.2 1.3 .3 1.8 2.6 3.1 3.6
Not harmful at all to one's health 1.4 .8 1.8 .8 .8 2.3 1.9
Don't know/Not sure 2.4 1.0 1.1 1.4 1.6 2.9 5.7
Denominator is:
All survey respondents.

Secondhand smoke is smoke from someone else's cigarette, cigar, or pipe that you breathe.
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 3,784 358 638 802 764 556 666
Very harmful to one's health 2,570 283 483 560 497 339 408
Somewhat harmful to one's health 852 60 128 187 206 144 127
Not very harmful to one's health 139 10 9 25 29 29 37
Not harmful at all to one's health 78 1 11 10 12 12 32
Don't know/Not sure 138 3 7 20 20 30 58
Refused 7 1


2 4
Male Total 1,610 181 280 350 325 239 235
Very harmful to one's health 908 127 187 202 170 114 108
Somewhat harmful to one's health 479 42 76 112 119 81 49
Not very harmful to one's health 88 9 7 17 16 18 21
Not harmful at all to one's health 48
7 6 8 6 21
Don't know/Not sure 82 2 3 13 12 19 33
Refused 5 1


1 3
Female Total 2,174 177 358 452 439 317 431
Very harmful to one's health 1,662 156 296 358 327 225 300
Somewhat harmful to one's health 373 18 52 75 87 63 78
Not very harmful to one's health 51 1 2 8 13 11 16
Not harmful at all to one's health 30 1 4 4 4 6 11
Don't know/Not sure 56 1 4 7 8 11 25
Refused 2



1 1
Denominator is:
All survey respondents.