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2008 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 15,719 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
GENDER
Male 5,948 5,105 83.7 82.1-85.2 536 9.9 8.8-11.1 167 3.6 2.9- 4.6 69 1.3 0.9- 1.9 71 1.4 1.0- 2.0
Female 9,771 9,137 92.5 91.6-93.4 439 5.0 4.3- 5.8 116 1.5 1.1- 1.9 31 0.5 0.3- 0.8 48 0.5 0.3- 0.8
RACE
White 12,207 11,061 87.7 86.7-88.7 773 7.7 6.9- 8.5 200 2.4 1.9- 3.0 85 1.1 0.8- 1.6 88 1.0 0.7- 1.5
African American 2,374 2,134 87.4 85.2-89.4 147 7.8 6.2- 9.8 66 3.5 2.5- 4.7 10 0.4 0.2- 0.9 17 0.8 0.4- 1.7
Asian 105 99 91.8 80.8-96.8 4 4.6 1.6-12.4 1 3.0 0.4-18.4 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.6 0.1- 4.4
Native American 318 270 81.7 74.8-87.0 27 11.0 6.8-17.4 11 4.7 2.4- 9.1 3 0.3 0.1- 1.0 7 2.3 0.9- 5.7
Other Minorities 653 623 94.8 91.7-96.8 19 3.6 2.0- 6.5 3 0.8 0.2- 2.6 2 0.3 0.1- 1.4 6 0.5 0.1- 1.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 632 594 93.9 90.7-96.0 22 4.3 2.5- 7.4 9 1.4 0.7- 2.9 1 0.1 0.0- 0.7 6 0.3 0.1- 0.8
-English Speaking 236 209 85.0 76.4-90.8 13 8.5 4.2-16.5 9 5.5 2.7-11.2 0 0.0 . - . 5 1.0 0.3- 2.8
-Spanish Speaking 396 385 97.0 93.2-98.7 9 2.8 1.2- 6.7 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.1 0.0- 0.9 1 0.1 0.0- 0.5
Non-Hispanic 15,037 13,609 87.8 86.9-88.7 948 7.6 6.9- 8.4 270 2.6 2.1- 3.1 99 1.0 0.7- 1.3 111 1.0 0.7- 1.4
AGE
18-24 473 383 79.8 74.7-84.2 56 12.1 8.8-16.4 15 3.6 1.9- 6.8 9 1.7 0.8- 4.0 10 2.7 1.3- 5.4
25-34 1,503 1,306 85.5 83.1-87.7 112 7.7 6.1- 9.5 58 4.6 3.4- 6.2 18 1.8 1.0- 3.1 9 0.4 0.2- 0.9
35-44 2,441 2,167 88.3 86.5-89.8 183 7.8 6.5- 9.3 58 2.4 1.8- 3.3 17 0.6 0.3- 1.1 16 0.9 0.5- 1.6
45-54 3,057 2,785 90.4 89.0-91.7 193 6.8 5.7- 8.0 41 1.7 1.1- 2.5 17 0.3 0.2- 0.6 21 0.8 0.5- 1.3
55-64 3,361 3,095 91.2 89.7-92.5 179 6.2 5.1- 7.5 51 1.5 1.1- 2.1 11 0.4 0.2- 0.7 25 0.8 0.4- 1.4
65-74 2,718 2,493 91.6 90.2-92.8 146 5.3 4.4- 6.4 37 1.3 0.8- 2.0 21 1.0 0.6- 1.6 21 0.9 0.5- 1.5
75+ 2,057 1,913 93.8 92.5-94.9 99 4.2 3.2- 5.4 22 1.1 0.7- 1.7 6 0.3 0.1- 0.8 17 0.6 0.3- 1.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,250 2,041 89.0 86.5-91.2 120 6.2 4.6- 8.2 44 2.5 1.5- 4.2 20 1.0 0.6- 1.9 25 1.3 0.6- 2.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,613 4,116 85.4 83.4-87.2 298 8.7 7.2-10.5 114 3.4 2.7- 4.4 38 1.1 0.7- 1.7 47 1.3 0.8- 2.2
Some Post-H.S. 4,089 3,698 87.4 85.6-89.1 273 7.7 6.6- 9.0 67 2.7 1.8- 4.0 21 1.1 0.5- 2.2 30 1.1 0.6- 1.8
College Graduate 4,730 4,353 91.4 90.2-92.5 283 6.3 5.4- 7.4 57 1.4 1.0- 2.0 21 0.5 0.3- 0.8 16 0.4 0.2- 0.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,772 1,622 91.1 88.6-93.1 87 5.7 4.0- 8.0 31 2.1 1.3- 3.5 12 0.5 0.2- 0.9 20 0.7 0.4- 1.2
$15,000- 24,999 2,510 2,298 90.5 88.5-92.2 119 6.0 4.6- 7.8 53 2.0 1.3- 2.9 8 0.5 0.2- 1.3 32 1.0 0.6- 1.6
$25,000- 34,999 1,668 1,503 86.6 83.1-89.5 110 6.7 5.2- 8.7 28 4.0 2.2- 7.1 15 1.6 0.6- 4.1 12 1.2 0.5- 3.0
$35,000- 49,999 2,189 1,961 86.2 83.7-88.4 158 8.8 7.1-10.8 41 3.4 2.2- 5.1 21 1.1 0.6- 2.1 8 0.5 0.2- 1.2
$50,000-74,999 2,234 1,987 87.0 84.8-89.0 170 8.7 7.2-10.4 46 2.1 1.4- 3.1 14 0.8 0.4- 1.8 17 1.3 0.6- 2.8
$75,000+ 3,221 2,944 89.7 87.9-91.3 195 6.4 5.2- 7.8 47 2.3 1.6- 3.4 23 0.9 0.5- 1.4 12 0.7 0.3- 1.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 5,861 5,260 86.1 84.4-87.6 365 8.4 7.1- 9.9 135 3.3 2.6- 4.2 37 0.8 0.5- 1.2 64 1.4 1.0- 2.0
No 9,489 8,659 89.4 88.3-90.4 581 6.8 6.1- 7.7 136 2.1 1.6- 2.7 62 1.0 0.7- 1.4 51 0.7 0.4- 1.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 2,372 2,116 87.7 85.5-89.6 181 9.1 7.4-11.1 39 1.7 1.1- 2.6 19 0.9 0.5- 1.9 17 0.6 0.3- 1.2
Non-Veteran 13,340 12,120 88.4 87.4-89.3 793 7.1 6.4- 7.9 244 2.6 2.2- 3.2 81 0.9 0.6- 1.2 102 1.0 0.7- 1.4

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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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