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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg County

Seatbelt Use

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

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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 15,719 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
-Mecklenburg County 671 613 88.9 85.2-91.8 41 7.7 5.4-11.0 13 2.8 1.5- 5.3 1 0.1 0.0- 0.4 3 0.5 0.1- 1.6
GENDER
Male 272 238 84.3 77.9-89.1 26 12.3 8.0-18.4 6 2.9 1.3- 6.7 0 0.0 . - . 2 0.4 0.1- 2.0
Female 399 375 93.5 89.5-96.1 15 3.1 1.8- 5.5 7 2.7 1.1- 6.9 1 0.1 0.0- 0.8 1 0.5 0.1- 3.4
RACE
White 457 420 90.2 86.0-93.2 25 6.3 4.0- 9.8 9 3.1 1.5- 6.3 1 0.1 0.0- 0.7 2 0.4 0.1- 1.7
Other 212 192 87.3 80.1-92.2 15 9.5 5.4-16.3 4 2.5 0.8- 7.7 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.6 0.1- 4.1
AGE
18-44 199 172 85.3 78.6-90.1 19 10.7 6.5-17.0 7 3.6 1.6- 7.6 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.5 0.1- 3.5
45+ 462 434 93.0 89.1-95.6 19 4.3 2.5- 7.1 6 2.2 0.8- 6.2 1 0.1 0.0- 0.8 2 0.4 0.1- 2.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 180 166 91.1 83.6-95.4 9 6.8 3.1-14.4 2 1.2 0.2- 6.0 1 0.2 0.0- 1.2 2 0.7 0.2- 3.2
Some College + 487 443 87.8 83.2-91.3 32 8.2 5.5-12.2 11 3.6 1.8- 7.0 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.4 0.1- 2.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 264 240 89.7 83.6-93.7 17 7.5 4.1-13.2 6 2.7 1.0- 6.7 1 0.1 0.0- 1.0 0 0.0 . - .
$50,000+ 314 286 88.1 82.7-92.0 19 7.8 4.8-12.4 7 3.6 1.6- 8.0 0 0.0 . - . 2 0.4 0.1- 1.9

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^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.

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