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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 2,893 2,592 87.6 85.4-89.5 197 7.8 6.2- 9.8 56 2.7 1.8- 3.9 23 1.1 0.6- 1.9 25 0.9 0.5- 1.5
GENDER
Male 1,147 964 81.7 77.6-85.2 115 11.4 8.4-15.2 33 4.0 2.5- 6.5 18 1.5 0.8- 2.9 17 1.4 0.7- 2.6
Female 1,746 1,628 93.0 91.2-94.5 82 4.5 3.4- 5.9 23 1.4 0.8- 2.5 5 0.6 0.2- 2.1 8 0.4 0.2- 0.9
RACE
White 2,675 2,404 87.5 85.1-89.6 178 7.9 6.2-10.1 50 2.6 1.7- 3.9 22 1.2 0.6- 2.1 21 0.8 0.5- 1.5
African American 80 68 84.5 72.6-91.8 7 7.4 3.2-16.4 3 5.4 1.6-16.8 0 0.0 . - . 2 2.7 0.6-11.1
Other Minorities 127 111 91.0 83.1-95.4 10 5.4 2.3-11.9 3 2.9 0.8-10.3 1 0.2 0.0- 1.4 2 0.5 0.1- 2.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 59 57 95.6 82.4-99.0 1 1.3 0.2- 8.9 1 3.0 0.4-18.8 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 2,825 2,528 87.2 84.9-89.2 194 8.1 6.4-10.1 55 2.7 1.8- 3.9 23 1.1 0.6- 2.0 25 0.9 0.5- 1.6
AGE
18-24 75 60 75.7 58.3-87.3 8 14.2 4.9-34.7 2 2.9 0.7-11.2 3 4.5 1.3-14.1 2 2.8 0.6-11.7
25-34 225 191 83.8 76.5-89.2 22 9.5 5.6-15.6 10 5.5 2.5-11.6 1 0.8 0.1- 5.8 1 0.4 0.1- 2.6
35-44 369 320 86.9 82.3-90.4 30 7.8 5.2-11.7 12 3.5 1.8- 6.7 6 1.6 0.6- 3.9 1 0.2 0.0- 1.3
45-54 521 465 88.9 85.2-91.8 36 7.3 5.1-10.5 9 2.0 0.9- 4.6 5 0.4 0.2- 1.1 6 1.3 0.6- 2.9
55-64 690 627 91.0 88.1-93.2 43 6.3 4.4- 8.8 11 1.5 0.8- 2.9 1 0.3 0.0- 2.0 8 0.9 0.4- 2.0
65-74 558 504 91.0 87.9-93.4 34 5.8 3.9- 8.5 8 1.1 0.5- 2.4 7 1.1 0.5- 2.4 5 1.0 0.4- 3.0
75+ 442 413 93.9 90.7-96.0 23 5.1 3.1- 8.2 4 0.6 0.2- 1.8 0 0.0 . - . 2 0.4 0.1- 1.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 448 413 89.3 83.7-93.1 26 7.8 4.7-12.6 3 0.4 0.1- 1.3 3 1.3 0.3- 5.8 3 1.2 0.2- 6.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 891 786 85.2 80.1-89.2 59 8.6 5.3-13.7 25 3.5 2.1- 5.9 9 1.4 0.5- 3.8 12 1.2 0.6- 2.4
Some Post-H.S. 743 655 85.5 80.5-89.4 60 9.3 6.3-13.5 17 4.0 1.9- 8.3 5 0.6 0.2- 1.7 6 0.6 0.2- 1.4
College Graduate 806 735 91.3 88.5-93.4 52 5.6 4.1- 7.7 10 1.8 0.8- 3.8 6 0.9 0.4- 2.3 3 0.4 0.1- 1.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 388 355 89.4 83.0-93.5 17 7.5 3.9-14.1 9 2.3 1.0- 5.3 3 0.4 0.1- 1.4 4 0.4 0.2- 1.1
$15,000- 24,999 510 464 90.6 86.7-93.5 29 6.2 3.9- 9.7 9 1.7 0.8- 3.5 1 0.1 0.0- 1.0 7 1.4 0.6- 3.3
$25,000- 34,999 341 304 90.1 85.6-93.3 25 6.0 3.7- 9.5 8 3.0 1.3- 6.8 3 0.5 0.1- 1.5 1 0.5 0.1- 3.1
$35,000- 49,999 433 378 85.4 79.3-89.9 36 8.6 5.8-12.6 8 4.3 1.5-11.5 8 1.2 0.5- 2.6 3 0.6 0.2- 2.0
$50,000-74,999 404 351 87.8 83.4-91.1 39 7.9 5.5-11.2 7 2.0 0.7- 5.5 3 1.1 0.3- 4.0 4 1.2 0.4- 3.3
$75,000+ 418 376 84.0 74.9-90.2 28 9.5 4.4-19.4 8 3.2 1.4- 7.4 4 2.3 0.8- 6.4 2 1.0 0.1- 6.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,192 1,063 86.3 82.9-89.1 76 7.4 5.4- 9.9 30 4.0 2.5- 6.3 7 1.0 0.3- 3.0 16 1.4 0.7- 2.9
No 1,638 1,476 88.5 85.4-91.0 114 8.0 5.8-10.9 24 1.9 1.0- 3.6 16 1.1 0.6- 2.2 8 0.5 0.2- 1.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 419 366 87.1 80.6-91.7 39 10.4 6.1-17.2 7 1.4 0.6- 3.0 4 0.7 0.2- 2.1 3 0.4 0.1- 1.3
Non-Veteran 2,473 2,225 87.7 85.2-89.7 158 7.4 5.8- 9.5 49 2.9 1.9- 4.3 19 1.1 0.6- 2.1 22 1.0 0.5- 1.6

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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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