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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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 15,719 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
-Piedmont NC 7,554 6,913 89.2 87.9-90.3 427 6.9 6.0- 7.9 128 2.5 2.0- 3.3 45 0.8 0.5- 1.2 41 0.7 0.4- 1.0
GENDER
Male 2,894 2,522 85.2 83.1-87.0 244 9.4 7.9-11.0 75 3.6 2.6- 5.0 30 1.1 0.7- 1.7 23 0.8 0.5- 1.3
Female 4,660 4,391 92.9 91.5-94.1 183 4.5 3.5- 5.8 53 1.5 1.0- 2.2 15 0.5 0.2- 1.0 18 0.5 0.3- 1.1
RACE
White 5,995 5,480 88.4 86.9-89.7 351 7.2 6.2- 8.4 90 2.6 1.9- 3.6 39 1.0 0.6- 1.5 35 0.8 0.5- 1.2
African American 1,074 969 88.2 85.0-90.8 63 7.9 5.7-10.9 34 3.2 2.1- 4.9 5 0.4 0.2- 1.2 3 0.2 0.1- 0.9
Other Minorities 462 444 95.1 91.4-97.3 11 3.4 1.6- 6.9 3 0.8 0.2- 3.1 1 0.1 0.0- 0.8 3 0.6 0.1- 2.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 347 330 95.1 90.6-97.5 12 4.1 1.9- 8.7 3 0.7 0.2- 2.0 1 0.1 0.0- 1.0 1 0.0 0.0- 0.3
Non-Hispanic 7,188 6,568 88.6 87.3-89.8 413 7.1 6.2- 8.2 123 2.7 2.1- 3.5 44 0.8 0.6- 1.3 40 0.7 0.5- 1.1
AGE
18-24 213 169 80.9 73.8-86.4 30 12.6 8.3-18.8 8 4.5 2.0-10.0 3 0.9 0.3- 3.0 3 1.0 0.3- 3.5
25-34 751 660 86.9 83.5-89.7 47 6.4 4.5- 9.0 30 4.5 3.0- 6.9 10 1.8 0.9- 3.7 4 0.3 0.1- 0.9
35-44 1,251 1,123 89.1 86.6-91.1 88 7.3 5.6- 9.4 22 2.0 1.2- 3.3 9 0.7 0.3- 1.4 9 1.0 0.5- 2.1
45-54 1,521 1,411 91.8 89.8-93.4 79 5.7 4.4- 7.3 17 1.6 0.9- 2.9 9 0.4 0.2- 0.8 5 0.5 0.2- 1.4
55-64 1,584 1,463 91.3 89.0-93.2 78 6.0 4.4- 8.2 27 1.5 0.9- 2.4 5 0.3 0.1- 0.8 11 0.9 0.4- 2.1
65-74 1,227 1,147 92.8 90.6-94.4 58 5.0 3.7- 6.8 14 1.1 0.5- 2.3 5 0.7 0.3- 1.7 3 0.4 0.1- 1.3
75+ 947 886 94.8 92.9-96.2 42 3.7 2.4- 5.5 9 0.9 0.5- 1.8 4 0.4 0.1- 1.1 6 0.2 0.1- 0.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 961 877 89.2 85.0-92.4 45 6.1 3.8- 9.6 22 2.9 1.4- 6.0 9 1.1 0.5- 2.6 8 0.7 0.2- 2.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,090 1,881 86.5 83.6-88.9 130 8.3 6.3-10.8 44 3.0 2.1- 4.5 18 1.2 0.6- 2.3 17 1.0 0.5- 1.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,926 1,774 89.1 86.5-91.2 99 6.4 5.0- 8.2 32 3.1 1.8- 5.3 9 0.6 0.3- 1.4 12 0.8 0.4- 1.8
College Graduate 2,560 2,364 91.4 89.8-92.8 153 6.4 5.2- 7.8 30 1.6 1.0- 2.4 9 0.4 0.2- 1.0 4 0.2 0.1- 0.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 700 646 92.7 88.5-95.5 33 4.7 2.4- 8.9 13 2.0 0.9- 4.3 3 0.4 0.1- 1.2 5 0.3 0.1- 0.7
$15,000- 24,999 1,155 1,076 92.4 89.5-94.6 42 4.6 2.9- 7.3 23 1.9 1.0- 3.5 3 0.5 0.1- 2.0 11 0.5 0.2- 1.2
$25,000- 34,999 738 671 85.8 80.3-89.9 40 6.4 4.2- 9.5 16 6.3 3.2-12.1 8 0.9 0.4- 1.8 3 0.6 0.1- 2.5
$35,000- 49,999 1,006 905 85.0 81.1-88.3 69 9.1 6.6-12.3 20 4.0 2.3- 6.8 8 1.3 0.5- 3.3 4 0.6 0.2- 1.9
$50,000-74,999 1,061 954 87.4 84.4-89.9 73 8.7 6.7-11.3 22 2.2 1.3- 3.7 5 0.9 0.3- 2.7 7 0.8 0.4- 1.9
$75,000+ 1,864 1,719 91.5 89.4-93.1 104 5.5 4.3- 7.2 23 2.1 1.2- 3.6 13 0.7 0.4- 1.4 5 0.2 0.1- 0.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,582 2,346 86.8 84.1-89.0 147 8.0 6.2-10.4 57 3.5 2.4- 5.0 15 0.7 0.4- 1.4 17 1.0 0.5- 1.9
No 4,805 4,415 90.1 88.7-91.4 269 6.4 5.4- 7.5 67 2.1 1.5- 3.0 30 0.8 0.5- 1.3 24 0.5 0.3- 0.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,009 900 86.1 82.5-89.1 78 10.2 7.7-13.4 18 2.1 1.1- 3.9 7 1.1 0.3- 3.2 6 0.6 0.2- 1.7
Non-Veteran 6,542 6,011 89.6 88.3-90.8 348 6.4 5.5- 7.5 110 2.6 2.0- 3.4 38 0.7 0.5- 1.1 35 0.7 0.4- 1.0

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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.

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.

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