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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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%)
TOTAL 11,971 11,028 89.6 88.5-90.7 587 6.4 5.6- 7.3 185 2.1 1.6- 2.7 87 1.1 0.7- 1.6 84 0.7 0.5- 1.0
GENDER
Male 4,413 3,894 85.7 83.8-87.5 317 9.0 7.6-10.6 100 2.4 1.8- 3.2 53 1.7 1.0- 2.8 49 1.2 0.8- 1.8
Female 7,558 7,134 93.3 92.0-94.3 270 4.1 3.4- 5.0 85 1.8 1.2- 2.8 34 0.5 0.3- 0.8 35 0.3 0.2- 0.5
RACE
White 9,349 8,622 89.2 87.8-90.4 453 6.6 5.6- 7.6 137 2.2 1.6- 2.9 74 1.3 0.8- 2.0 63 0.8 0.5- 1.2
African American 1,844 1,696 91.1 88.7-93.0 94 5.8 4.3- 7.7 30 2.0 1.1- 3.8 10 0.6 0.3- 1.5 14 0.5 0.3- 0.8
Asian 105 97 93.3 84.8-97.2 4 4.4 1.4-13.1 4 2.3 0.7- 7.6 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Native American 261 232 87.8 80.3-92.7 18 7.5 3.9-13.9 7 3.3 1.1- 9.6 2 0.9 0.2- 4.3 2 0.5 0.1- 3.1
Other Minorities 342 315 89.9 82.8-94.3 17 7.8 3.8-15.2 5 1.1 0.4- 3.1 1 0.4 0.1- 2.8 4 0.8 0.2- 2.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 403 373 90.1 84.0-94.1 14 5.7 2.6-12.2 9 2.8 1.3- 5.9 3 0.6 0.1- 2.2 4 0.8 0.3- 2.5
-English Speaking 231 208 84.0 73.0-91.1 10 9.7 3.9-22.0 7 4.2 1.7- 9.9 2 0.4 0.1- 2.2 4 1.7 0.5- 5.0
-Spanish Speaking 172 165 96.0 90.8-98.3 4 2.0 0.6- 6.1 2 1.4 0.3- 6.5 1 0.7 0.1- 4.9 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 11,537 10,625 89.6 88.4-90.6 572 6.5 5.7- 7.4 176 2.1 1.6- 2.7 84 1.1 0.7- 1.7 80 0.7 0.5- 1.0
AGE
18-24 345 298 81.3 74.6-86.6 30 11.6 7.7-17.2 11 4.3 2.0- 9.4 4 2.5 0.7- 7.8 2 0.2 0.1- 0.9
25-34 967 850 87.2 84.1-89.8 73 7.5 5.5-10.1 23 2.9 1.8- 4.7 7 0.7 0.3- 1.7 14 1.7 0.8- 3.4
35-44 1,685 1,531 89.5 87.2-91.4 100 7.3 5.6- 9.3 29 1.8 1.1- 2.7 16 1.0 0.5- 1.8 9 0.6 0.3- 1.2
45-54 2,259 2,071 91.5 89.6-93.0 126 5.3 4.2- 6.7 35 1.4 0.9- 2.2 13 1.1 0.5- 2.5 14 0.7 0.3- 1.5
55-64 2,658 2,457 92.0 90.3-93.3 119 5.1 4.0- 6.5 45 1.8 1.2- 2.6 24 0.8 0.5- 1.3 13 0.4 0.2- 0.8
65-74 2,245 2,113 94.6 93.2-95.7 78 2.9 2.2- 3.8 26 1.3 0.7- 2.2 13 0.8 0.4- 1.6 15 0.4 0.2- 0.8
75+ 1,695 1,598 93.0 90.8-94.7 58 4.0 2.8- 5.6 15 1.2 0.6- 2.4 8 0.9 0.4- 2.3 16 0.9 0.4- 2.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,517 1,379 86.7 82.6-90.0 75 7.6 5.2-10.9 35 4.0 2.1- 7.5 12 1.0 0.5- 2.2 16 0.7 0.3- 1.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,436 3,141 87.7 85.2-89.9 160 6.6 5.0- 8.5 65 2.5 1.6- 3.9 35 1.8 0.9- 3.5 35 1.4 0.8- 2.4
Some Post-H.S. 2,996 2,773 91.0 89.1-92.6 152 6.0 4.7- 7.6 34 1.5 0.9- 2.4 21 1.2 0.6- 2.2 16 0.4 0.2- 0.7
College Graduate 4,003 3,718 91.5 90.0-92.9 199 6.2 5.0- 7.6 50 1.5 1.0- 2.2 19 0.4 0.2- 0.7 17 0.4 0.2- 0.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,297 1,193 92.6 90.5-94.3 51 3.3 2.3- 4.7 25 2.7 1.6- 4.4 9 0.5 0.2- 1.0 19 1.0 0.5- 1.8
$15,000- 24,999 1,895 1,737 88.4 84.9-91.1 81 5.5 3.6- 8.2 38 3.0 1.7- 5.5 20 1.8 0.9- 3.5 19 1.3 0.7- 2.6
$25,000- 34,999 1,276 1,160 88.4 84.8-91.3 77 8.3 5.7-11.8 25 2.3 1.3- 3.9 6 0.4 0.1- 1.1 8 0.7 0.3- 1.8
$35,000- 49,999 1,490 1,375 91.1 88.4-93.2 77 5.8 4.3- 8.0 15 0.7 0.4- 1.3 13 1.0 0.5- 2.1 10 1.4 0.5- 3.8
$50,000-74,999 1,576 1,456 89.8 87.1-92.0 78 6.9 5.1- 9.4 26 2.2 1.4- 3.6 8 0.7 0.2- 1.9 8 0.3 0.1- 0.7
$75,000+ 2,514 2,309 89.9 87.6-91.8 147 7.8 6.1-10.0 32 1.3 0.8- 2.1 15 0.5 0.3- 1.0 11 0.4 0.2- 0.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,520 4,145 89.6 87.5-91.4 219 5.8 4.7- 7.2 75 2.3 1.4- 3.9 41 1.5 0.8- 2.9 40 0.8 0.5- 1.3
No 7,062 6,525 89.6 88.2-90.9 352 6.8 5.8- 8.0 105 2.0 1.5- 2.7 42 0.9 0.5- 1.5 38 0.7 0.4- 1.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,664 1,530 90.3 87.5-92.4 87 7.1 5.1- 9.7 21 1.3 0.7- 2.3 15 1.0 0.5- 1.9 11 0.4 0.2- 0.9
Non-Veteran 10,303 9,495 89.6 88.3-90.7 499 6.3 5.5- 7.3 164 2.2 1.7- 2.9 72 1.1 0.7- 1.7 73 0.8 0.5- 1.1

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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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