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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Seatbelt Use--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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%)
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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 13,811 12,554 88.4 87.5-89.3 851 7.5 6.7- 8.2 230 2.3 1.9- 2.8 85 0.9 0.7- 1.3 91 0.9 0.6- 1.3
No 1,881 1,664 87.4 84.9-89.6 122 6.9 5.4- 8.8 52 3.6 2.3- 5.5 15 0.7 0.4- 1.4 28 1.4 0.8- 2.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 233 222 89.6 77.8-95.5 6 5.8 2.1-15.1 3 0.7 0.2- 2.4 1 0.5 0.1- 3.2 1 3.4 0.5-20.2
Recommended Range 4,896 4,523 90.0 88.3-91.4 251 6.4 5.2- 7.7 66 2.1 1.4- 3.0 25 0.7 0.4- 1.3 31 0.9 0.5- 1.7
Overweight 5,552 5,035 88.8 87.4-90.0 356 7.5 6.5- 8.7 88 2.0 1.5- 2.6 38 1.0 0.6- 1.7 35 0.7 0.4- 1.2
Obese 4,355 3,833 85.2 83.3-86.9 331 8.7 7.4-10.2 111 3.7 2.7- 4.9 34 1.1 0.7- 1.8 46 1.2 0.8- 1.8
Current Smoker
No 12,803 11,682 89.7 88.8-90.6 767 6.8 6.1- 7.6 198 1.9 1.6- 2.4 76 0.8 0.6- 1.1 80 0.7 0.5- 1.0
Yes 2,858 2,509 82.6 80.1-84.9 203 9.4 7.7-11.4 85 4.7 3.5- 6.3 23 1.3 0.7- 2.5 38 2.0 1.3- 3.1
History of CVD**
Yes 1,951 1,749 89.2 87.0-91.1 117 6.5 5.0- 8.5 43 2.0 1.4- 3.0 13 0.7 0.4- 1.4 29 1.5 0.8- 2.7
No 13,612 12,355 88.2 87.2-89.1 845 7.4 6.7- 8.2 236 2.5 2.1- 3.1 87 0.9 0.7- 1.3 89 0.9 0.7- 1.3
Binge Drinker
No 14,219 12,948 89.2 88.3-90.1 845 6.9 6.2- 7.6 238 2.2 1.8- 2.7 86 0.8 0.6- 1.1 102 0.9 0.6- 1.2
Yes 1,342 1,153 81.9 78.4-85.0 121 10.8 8.5-13.5 40 4.1 2.7- 6.2 13 1.7 0.8- 3.8 15 1.5 0.8- 3.0
Heavy Drinker
No 14,891 13,518 88.6 87.7-89.5 916 7.3 6.6- 8.0 256 2.4 2.0- 2.9 94 0.8 0.6- 1.1 107 0.9 0.6- 1.2
Yes 565 490 79.5 72.5-85.1 42 9.9 6.4-15.1 20 4.9 2.6- 9.1 5 2.6 0.6-10.6 8 3.1 1.2- 7.8
Current Asthma
Yes 1,310 1,188 86.5 82.4-89.7 64 7.4 4.8-11.1 28 2.7 1.6- 4.7 12 0.9 0.4- 1.9 18 2.5 1.2- 4.8
No 14,337 12,988 88.4 87.5-89.3 906 7.4 6.7- 8.1 254 2.5 2.1- 3.0 88 0.9 0.6- 1.2 101 0.8 0.6- 1.2
Diabetes
Yes 1,952 1,742 88.0 85.5-90.2 119 6.0 4.7- 7.8 46 3.3 2.1- 5.1 19 1.3 0.5- 3.0 26 1.4 0.8- 2.4
No 13,759 12,494 88.3 87.3-89.2 854 7.5 6.8- 8.3 237 2.4 2.0- 2.9 81 0.9 0.6- 1.2 93 0.9 0.7- 1.3
Disability
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

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**History of Cardiovascular Disease: includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

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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