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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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%)
North Carolina 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
-Western NC 1,649 1,451 86.9 84.2-89.2 137 9.2 7.3-11.6 32 1.8 1.2- 2.9 15 1.4 0.6- 2.9 14 0.7 0.3- 1.4
GENDER
Male 615 505 81.3 76.6-85.2 71 12.2 9.0-16.3 20 2.8 1.6- 4.9 11 2.5 1.0- 5.7 8 1.2 0.5- 2.8
Female 1,034 946 91.8 88.8-94.1 66 6.6 4.5- 9.6 12 1.0 0.5- 2.1 4 0.4 0.1- 1.3 6 0.2 0.1- 0.4
RACE
White 1,494 1,312 86.5 83.6-88.9 129 9.8 7.7-12.5 27 1.5 1.0- 2.4 13 1.4 0.6- 3.1 13 0.7 0.4- 1.5
African American 45 40 86.8 65.4-95.8 3 10.8 2.7-34.3 1 1.2 0.2- 8.0 1 1.2 0.2- 8.5 0 0.0 . - .
Other Minorities 101 92 93.0 81.4-97.6 4 1.0 0.3- 2.9 4 5.8 1.6-18.7 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.1 0.0- 1.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 63 59 92.6 77.8-97.8 1 0.9 0.1- 6.0 2 6.3 1.5-22.4 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.3 0.0- 2.1
Non-Hispanic 1,579 1,387 86.7 83.9-89.0 135 9.7 7.7-12.3 30 1.6 1.0- 2.4 14 1.3 0.6- 3.0 13 0.7 0.3- 1.5
AGE
18-24 52 41 80.4 65.0-90.1 11 19.6 9.9-35.0 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 171 142 80.4 71.2-87.2 19 12.7 7.3-21.0 6 3.1 1.3- 7.4 2 2.7 0.5-12.2 2 1.1 0.2- 6.9
35-44 243 211 88.5 82.9-92.4 21 7.6 4.7-12.1 5 2.0 0.5- 7.9 3 0.7 0.2- 2.4 3 1.2 0.3- 3.9
45-54 317 271 85.6 79.4-90.1 30 8.3 5.2-13.0 8 2.3 1.0- 5.4 5 3.3 1.1- 9.5 3 0.4 0.1- 1.6
55-64 351 316 91.8 87.8-94.5 28 6.3 3.9- 9.8 3 1.1 0.3- 3.9 1 0.1 0.0- 0.5 3 0.8 0.2- 3.2
65-74 287 260 91.0 86.2-94.2 17 5.8 3.3-10.0 5 1.7 0.6- 4.6 3 1.1 0.3- 4.3 2 0.4 0.1- 1.7
75+ 221 203 92.8 87.8-95.8 11 4.9 2.4- 9.5 5 2.0 0.7- 5.4 1 0.1 0.0- 0.7 1 0.3 0.0- 2.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 269 235 83.0 73.6-89.6 21 10.9 5.8-19.7 7 3.3 1.2- 8.9 3 2.4 0.5-10.8 3 0.4 0.1- 1.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 512 462 88.6 83.2-92.4 32 8.1 4.8-13.5 8 1.3 0.5- 3.2 6 1.0 0.4- 2.6 4 1.0 0.3- 3.4
Some Post-H.S. 411 355 86.0 80.7-89.9 43 10.3 7.2-14.5 8 1.8 0.8- 3.7 3 1.7 0.3- 8.7 2 0.3 0.1- 1.3
College Graduate 450 393 88.1 83.9-91.2 41 8.7 6.0-12.4 8 1.7 0.7- 3.9 3 0.8 0.2- 2.6 5 0.8 0.3- 2.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 221 193 83.4 71.7-90.9 19 14.3 7.1-26.6 2 0.4 0.1- 1.7 2 0.8 0.1- 4.9 5 1.0 0.4- 2.6
$15,000- 24,999 305 279 89.4 82.3-93.8 19 6.2 3.3-11.4 4 2.0 0.5- 7.4 2 2.4 0.5-10.1 1 0.1 0.0- 0.6
$25,000- 34,999 239 205 80.4 70.0-87.8 23 15.2 8.3-26.0 5 2.3 0.7- 7.0 5 1.6 0.6- 4.3 1 0.6 0.1- 3.9
$35,000- 49,999 259 226 88.8 82.5-93.0 20 5.5 3.2- 9.1 8 2.6 1.1- 5.7 2 2.2 0.4-12.5 3 0.9 0.3- 3.3
$50,000-74,999 192 166 85.8 78.4-91.0 19 9.9 5.9-16.3 4 1.9 0.5- 6.6 1 0.8 0.1- 5.2 2 1.6 0.2- 9.4
$75,000+ 194 165 85.9 78.9-90.8 21 10.2 6.0-16.8 4 2.1 0.7- 5.7 2 0.9 0.2- 3.6 2 1.0 0.2- 4.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 663 587 85.8 80.6-89.8 53 9.9 6.7-14.4 10 1.1 0.5- 2.4 6 2.5 0.8- 7.5 7 0.7 0.3- 1.8
No 952 833 87.3 84.0-90.0 82 9.0 6.6-12.1 21 2.2 1.3- 3.8 9 0.8 0.4- 1.7 7 0.7 0.3- 1.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 241 201 85.5 79.8-89.8 27 9.7 6.3-14.8 6 2.5 1.0- 6.1 5 1.7 0.6- 4.6 2 0.6 0.1- 2.5
Non-Veteran 1,408 1,250 87.1 84.1-89.6 110 9.2 7.0-11.9 26 1.8 1.0- 2.9 10 1.3 0.5- 3.1 12 0.7 0.3- 1.5

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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.

** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

***Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Warren, and Washington.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

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