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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Seatbelt Use

How often do you use seat belts when you drive or ride in a car?

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  Total
Respond.^
Always Nearly Always Sometimes Seldom Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 15,487 13,721 86.7 85.8-87.5 1,148 8.4 7.7- 9.1 331 2.8 2.4- 3.3 133 1.1 0.8- 1.4 154 1.1 0.9- 1.3
GENDER
Male 5,648 4,693 82.1 80.6-83.5 581 10.7 9.5-11.9 185 3.8 3.1- 4.7 89 1.8 1.3- 2.4 100 1.7 1.3- 2.2
Female 9,839 9,028 91.0 90.2-91.8 567 6.2 5.5- 6.9 146 1.9 1.5- 2.4 44 0.4 0.3- 0.6 54 0.5 0.3- 0.7
RACE
White 11,697 10,372 86.6 85.6-87.5 880 8.6 7.8- 9.5 224 2.5 2.0- 3.0 111 1.3 1.0- 1.7 110 1.1 0.9- 1.4
African American 2,552 2,246 85.3 83.2-87.2 187 8.9 7.4-10.6 71 4.1 2.9- 5.6 14 0.6 0.3- 1.1 34 1.2 0.8- 1.9
Asian 107 103 90.5 69.6-97.6 4 9.5 2.4-30.4 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Native American 297 242 81.7 74.6-87.2 25 6.4 4.0-10.3 20 8.4 4.3-15.5 5 2.1 0.7- 5.7 5 1.4 0.5- 3.7
Other Minorities 770 703 90.7 87.5-93.1 45 5.5 3.7- 8.0 16 2.9 1.6- 5.1 1 0.1 0.0- 0.8 5 0.9 0.3- 2.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 806 738 91.1 88.0-93.5 45 5.1 3.4- 7.5 17 3.0 1.6- 5.3 1 0.1 0.0- 0.7 5 0.7 0.2- 2.4
-English Speaking 307 279 92.1 87.3-95.2 16 3.6 2.0- 6.4 9 3.9 1.6- 8.9 0 0.0 . - . 3 0.4 0.1- 1.4
-Spanish Speaking 498 458 90.7 86.7-93.6 29 5.6 3.5- 8.9 8 2.6 1.2- 5.6 1 0.1 0.0- 1.0 2 0.9 0.2- 3.4
Non-Hispanic 14,647 12,954 86.2 85.3-87.1 1,100 8.7 8.0- 9.4 313 2.8 2.4- 3.3 131 1.1 0.9- 1.5 149 1.1 0.9- 1.4
AGE
18-24 620 493 78.4 73.9-82.2 71 12.7 9.6-16.6 39 6.5 4.4- 9.5 11 1.6 0.8- 3.3 6 0.9 0.3- 2.1
25-34 1,840 1,581 84.3 82.0-86.4 162 9.6 8.0-11.5 57 3.5 2.5- 4.7 16 1.2 0.6- 2.3 24 1.4 0.8- 2.2
35-44 2,647 2,295 86.9 85.3-88.4 231 8.6 7.4-10.0 63 2.3 1.7- 3.1 31 1.1 0.7- 1.7 27 1.0 0.7- 1.6
45-54 3,058 2,714 87.7 86.1-89.2 220 7.4 6.3- 8.7 60 2.2 1.6- 3.0 29 1.2 0.8- 2.1 35 1.4 0.9- 2.2
55-64 3,075 2,763 90.3 89.0-91.5 216 6.5 5.6- 7.6 50 1.6 1.2- 2.3 23 0.7 0.4- 1.2 23 0.8 0.5- 1.3
65-74 2,345 2,117 90.3 88.7-91.6 156 6.7 5.6- 8.0 38 1.7 1.2- 2.5 14 0.5 0.3- 1.0 20 0.7 0.5- 1.2
75+ 1,787 1,650 92.6 91.1-93.9 86 4.8 3.8- 6.1 23 1.2 0.7- 1.9 9 0.5 0.2- 1.1 19 0.9 0.5- 1.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,373 2,075 84.7 82.2-87.0 154 7.8 6.2- 9.9 67 3.8 2.6- 5.4 31 1.3 0.8- 2.3 46 2.3 1.5- 3.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,686 4,125 85.3 83.6-86.9 344 8.5 7.3- 9.9 125 3.8 3.0- 4.9 46 1.2 0.8- 1.7 46 1.2 0.8- 1.7
Some Post-H.S. 3,828 3,362 85.0 83.1-86.8 325 10.1 8.7-11.8 77 2.8 2.0- 3.8 36 1.4 0.9- 2.3 28 0.6 0.4- 1.0
College Graduate 4,562 4,126 90.5 89.4-91.6 323 7.0 6.1- 8.0 60 1.2 0.9- 1.7 20 0.5 0.3- 0.9 33 0.7 0.5- 1.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,767 1,588 88.7 86.0-91.0 93 6.3 4.5- 8.7 40 2.8 1.8- 4.3 21 1.2 0.7- 2.2 25 0.9 0.6- 1.5
$15,000- 24,999 2,556 2,273 86.4 84.1-88.5 189 8.3 6.8-10.1 45 2.8 1.7- 4.5 17 1.1 0.5- 2.1 32 1.4 0.8- 2.2
$25,000- 34,999 1,861 1,615 84.7 81.9-87.2 166 10.4 8.2-13.0 49 3.4 2.3- 4.9 19 0.9 0.5- 1.7 12 0.6 0.3- 1.1
$35,000- 49,999 2,188 1,944 87.6 85.4-89.5 159 7.9 6.4- 9.8 47 2.3 1.7- 3.2 21 1.2 0.6- 2.4 17 1.0 0.5- 1.8
$50,000-74,999 2,007 1,756 84.2 81.5-86.6 169 10.2 8.3-12.5 47 3.4 2.3- 4.9 15 1.1 0.5- 2.5 20 1.2 0.7- 2.0
$75,000+ 2,821 2,490 87.1 85.3-88.7 235 9.0 7.6-10.5 47 1.7 1.1- 2.5 24 1.1 0.7- 1.8 25 1.1 0.7- 1.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 5,598 4,911 85.0 83.4-86.5 427 9.0 7.8-10.4 118 2.9 2.2- 3.8 59 1.5 1.0- 2.2 83 1.6 1.2- 2.1
No 9,516 8,483 87.5 86.4-88.4 691 8.0 7.2- 8.8 205 2.8 2.3- 3.4 71 0.9 0.6- 1.2 66 0.8 0.6- 1.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 2,256 1,958 87.2 85.4-88.8 200 8.4 7.1-10.0 51 2.3 1.7- 3.3 22 1.1 0.6- 2.0 25 0.9 0.6- 1.5
Non-Veteran 13,217 11,751 86.6 85.6-87.5 946 8.3 7.6- 9.1 280 2.9 2.4- 3.4 111 1.1 0.8- 1.4 129 1.1 0.9- 1.4

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^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

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