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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

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 4.8 7.2 5.9 4.9 3.4 2.6 5.2
Somewhat honest 10.2 18.4 13.6 10.5 7.1 6.1 6.8
Neither honest nor dishonest 2.4 2.2 2.4 1.9 2.3 2.9 2.9
Very dishonest 54.5 34.9 47.9 54.9 63.3 60.0 60.5
Somewhat dishonest? 28.1 37.3 30.2 27.7 23.9 28.4 24.5
Male Very honest 4.6 8.7 5.8 4.9 2.0 1.9 4.7
Somewhat honest 9.1 13.7 13.5 8.1 6.9 4.3 8.2
Neither honest nor dishonest 2.5 2.9 1.9 1.8 2.3 4.4 2.7
Very dishonest 54.6 35.9 47.8 56.0 63.9 60.2 60.0
Somewhat dishonest? 29.2 38.8 30.9 29.3 24.9 29.2 24.4
Female Very honest 5.1 5.6 5.9 5.0 4.8 3.3 5.5
Somewhat honest 11.2 23.3 13.8 13.0 7.4 7.9 5.8
Neither honest nor dishonest 2.3 1.4 2.9 2.0 2.2 1.4 3.1
Very dishonest 54.4 34.0 48.0 53.9 62.7 59.9 61.0
Somewhat dishonest? 27.0 35.7 29.4 26.1 22.9 27.5 24.6
Denominator is:
All survey respondents
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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 5403 506 1006 1218 1049 690 934
Very honest 252 36 60 57 37 20 42
Somewhat honest 512 94 123 123 74 43 55
Neither honest nor dishonest 108 9 13 24 23 15 24
Very dishonest 2844 172 469 644 639 396 524
Somewhat dishonest? 1436 179 294 334 234 183 212
Don't know/not sure 235 16 45 35 40 28 71
Refused 16
2 1 2 5 6
Male Total 2269 227 466 493 455 296 332
Very honest 99 19 29 21 10 7 13
Somewhat honest 192 33 55 37 30 13 24
Neither honest nor dishonest 51 5 8 10 10 10 8
Very dishonest 1200 79 222 268 280 170 181
Somewhat dishonest? 637 84 138 147 109 81 78
Don't know/not sure 81 7 12 10 15 12 25
Refused 9
2
1 3 3
Female Total 3134 279 540 725 594 394 602
Very honest 153 17 31 36 27 13 29
Somewhat honest 320 61 68 86 44 30 31
Neither honest nor dishonest 57 4 5 14 13 5 16
Very dishonest 1644 93 247 376 359 226 343
Somewhat dishonest? 799 95 156 187 125 102 134
Don't know/not sure 154 9 33 25 25 16 46
Refused 7

1 1 2 3
Denominator is:
All survey respondents