SCHS Home Search FAQs Guestbook

North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics Navigation Bar

2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Seatbelt Use

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

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
  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 15,719 14,242 88.3 87.4-89.1 975 7.4 6.7- 8.1 283 2.5 2.1- 3.0 100 0.9 0.7- 1.2 119 1.0 0.7- 1.3
-Eastern NC 5,272 4,737 86.7 85.0-88.2 351 8.2 7.1- 9.5 99 2.4 1.8- 3.1 32 1.1 0.6- 2.0 53 1.6 1.0- 2.7
GENDER
Male 1,907 1,619 81.5 78.4-84.3 177 10.4 8.5-12.7 59 3.6 2.5- 5.0 21 1.8 0.8- 3.8 31 2.8 1.6- 4.9
Female 3,365 3,118 91.5 90.0-92.8 174 6.2 5.1- 7.6 40 1.3 0.9- 1.9 11 0.4 0.2- 0.9 22 0.6 0.3- 1.0
RACE
White 3,537 3,177 86.4 84.2-88.4 244 8.6 7.2-10.3 60 1.8 1.3- 2.5 24 1.4 0.6- 2.9 32 1.7 0.9- 3.2
African American 1,220 1,097 86.4 82.9-89.2 77 7.7 5.8-10.3 29 3.7 2.2- 6.2 5 0.5 0.2- 1.3 12 1.7 0.7- 4.1
Other Minorities 487 437 88.3 83.5-91.9 29 7.4 4.6-11.6 9 2.5 1.1- 6.1 3 0.7 0.1- 3.4 9 1.1 0.5- 2.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 226 207 90.3 83.7-94.5 9 5.7 2.6-12.0 5 3.0 1.1- 7.9 0 0.0 . - . 5 1.1 0.4- 2.9
Non-Hispanic 5,024 4,513 86.4 84.6-88.0 341 8.4 7.3- 9.8 92 2.3 1.7- 3.1 32 1.2 0.6- 2.2 46 1.7 1.0- 2.8
AGE
18-24 185 154 79.1 69.9-86.0 18 10.6 6.0-17.8 5 2.2 0.7- 6.6 3 2.5 0.6-10.3 5 5.6 2.2-13.3
25-34 527 455 83.4 78.8-87.2 43 9.5 6.8-13.1 18 4.3 2.5- 7.3 7 2.1 0.8- 5.8 4 0.6 0.2- 2.0
35-44 821 724 87.0 83.9-89.6 65 8.9 6.8-11.6 24 2.9 1.8- 4.7 2 0.2 0.0- 0.8 6 1.0 0.4- 2.6
45-54 1,015 909 88.2 85.5-90.4 78 8.9 6.9-11.3 15 1.5 0.8- 2.8 3 0.2 0.1- 0.6 10 1.3 0.6- 2.5
55-64 1,087 1,005 90.9 88.5-92.8 58 6.4 4.8- 8.5 13 1.5 0.8- 2.8 5 0.6 0.2- 1.7 6 0.5 0.2- 1.3
65-74 933 842 89.7 87.1-91.9 54 5.6 4.1- 7.4 15 1.7 0.9- 3.1 9 1.4 0.7- 2.9 13 1.6 0.8- 3.2
75+ 668 614 91.9 89.2-94.0 34 4.6 3.2- 6.7 9 1.6 0.8- 3.2 2 0.5 0.1- 2.1 9 1.4 0.6- 3.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 841 751 88.5 84.7-91.5 49 5.6 3.9- 8.1 19 2.8 1.5- 5.3 8 0.7 0.3- 1.7 14 2.3 0.9- 5.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,632 1,449 83.6 80.0-86.7 109 9.6 7.2-12.6 45 4.1 2.8- 6.0 11 0.8 0.4- 1.6 18 1.9 0.8- 4.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,420 1,269 85.0 81.4-88.0 114 9.6 7.6-12.1 18 1.4 0.8- 2.6 7 2.2 0.8- 6.2 12 1.7 0.8- 3.9
College Graduate 1,364 1,254 91.4 89.1-93.2 78 6.6 4.9- 8.8 17 0.9 0.5- 1.5 6 0.4 0.2- 0.9 9 0.7 0.3- 1.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 684 621 89.4 85.5-92.4 37 6.3 4.1- 9.5 9 2.2 0.9- 5.4 6 0.6 0.3- 1.6 11 1.4 0.7- 3.0
$15,000- 24,999 845 758 86.7 82.7-89.9 48 8.7 6.0-12.4 21 2.3 1.4- 3.8 4 0.7 0.2- 2.4 14 1.6 0.8- 3.3
$25,000- 34,999 589 528 86.4 79.8-91.1 45 7.5 5.0-11.1 4 0.8 0.2- 2.8 4 3.0 0.7-11.9 8 2.3 0.7- 7.8
$35,000- 49,999 750 678 88.9 85.5-91.6 53 8.4 5.9-11.6 13 1.7 0.9- 3.1 5 0.7 0.3- 1.8 1 0.3 0.0- 2.3
$50,000-74,999 769 682 86.1 81.4-89.8 58 8.9 6.3-12.5 17 2.0 1.1- 3.7 6 0.7 0.3- 1.8 6 2.3 0.6- 7.8
$75,000+ 939 849 86.7 82.8-89.9 63 7.8 5.8-10.3 16 2.8 1.5- 5.2 6 0.8 0.3- 2.0 5 2.0 0.6- 6.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,087 1,851 84.9 81.9-87.4 142 9.5 7.4-12.3 48 2.7 1.9- 3.9 15 0.8 0.4- 1.6 31 2.1 1.3- 3.2
No 3,046 2,768 88.2 86.0-90.0 198 7.4 6.2- 8.8 45 2.0 1.3- 3.0 16 1.2 0.5- 2.8 19 1.2 0.5- 2.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 944 850 90.1 87.2-92.4 64 7.0 5.0- 9.7 14 1.2 0.7- 2.3 8 0.9 0.4- 1.8 8 0.8 0.3- 2.1
Non-Veteran 4,325 3,884 85.9 83.9-87.7 287 8.5 7.2-10.0 85 2.7 2.0- 3.6 24 1.1 0.5- 2.3 45 1.8 1.1- 3.1

Back to Seatbelt Use.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = 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.

BRFSS Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 20MAY09.

SCHS Home | Search | FAQs | Guestbook