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1999 Adult Behavioral Risk Factor Data

Oregon Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 1999

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 65.2 70.1 73.3 62.7 61.8 57.1 65.5
Somewhat harmful to one's health 29.1 28.1 24.2 33.7 31.3 32.7 24.5
Not very harmful to one's health, 3.9 1.4 1.9 3.1 5.8 5.8 5.5
Not harmful at all to one's health 1.8 .4 .6 .5 1.1 4.4 4.5
Male Very harmful to one's health 55.1 57.3 65.7 53.6 52.7 43.0 54.0
Somewhat harmful to one's health 36.6 39.8 31.3 41.8 36.1 41.9 30.0
Not very harmful to one's health, 5.8 2.1 2.8 4.1 9.4 8.6 8.5
Not harmful at all to one's health 2.5 .7 .2 .5 1.7 6.6 7.5
Female Very harmful to one's health 74.5 83.5 81.2 71.3 70.5 70.3 73.5
Somewhat harmful to one's health 22.1 15.8 16.9 26.0 26.7 24.1 20.7
Not very harmful to one's health, 2.2 .7 1.0 2.2 2.3 3.3 3.4
Not harmful at all to one's health 1.1
1.0 .4 .5 2.3 2.4
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 5,401 456 1,041 1,142 1,118 681 963
Very harmful to one's health 3,413 326 760 715 665 366 581
Somewhat harmful to one's health 1,484 118 242 360 336 214 214
Not very harmful to one's health, 209 7 22 31 62 38 49
Not harmful at all to one's health 88 2 4 6 13 24 39
Don't know/not sure 195 3 13 28 36 37 78
Refused 12

2 6 2 2
Male Total 2,274 202 463 496 494 288 331
Very harmful to one's health 1,177 123 296 254 237 110 157
Somewhat harmful to one's health 790 71 143 195 175 116 90
Not very harmful to one's health, 139 4 16 20 45 27 27
Not harmful at all to one's health 53 2 1 3 9 15 23
Don't know/not sure 108 2 7 23 23 19 34
Refused 7

1 5 1
Female Total 3,127 254 578 646 624 393 632
Very harmful to one's health 2,236 203 464 461 428 256 424
Somewhat harmful to one's health 694 47 99 165 161 98 124
Not very harmful to one's health, 70 3 6 11 17 11 22
Not harmful at all to one's health 35
3 3 4 9 16
Don't know/not sure 87 1 6 5 13 18 44
Refused 5

1 1 1 2
Denominator is:
All survey respondents.