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2010 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 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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 10,476 9,696 90.2 89.0-91.3 496 6.3 5.4- 7.2 152 2.0 1.5- 2.7 65 0.9 0.6- 1.3 67 0.7 0.4- 1.0
No 1,463 1,303 87.2 83.9-89.9 88 7.2 5.2- 9.7 33 2.5 1.5- 4.3 22 2.1 0.9- 4.6 17 1.0 0.5- 2.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 202 194 95.5 88.1-98.4 4 1.2 0.4- 3.7 3 3.2 0.8-11.9 1 0.1 0.0- 0.9 0 0.0 . - .
Recommended Range 3,719 3,508 91.8 89.5-93.6 132 4.4 3.3- 5.8 39 1.8 0.9- 3.4 19 1.4 0.6- 3.2 21 0.7 0.3- 1.5
Overweight 4,214 3,879 89.6 87.8-91.1 218 7.2 5.9- 8.9 64 1.9 1.3- 2.7 27 0.6 0.4- 1.0 26 0.7 0.4- 1.2
Obese 3,249 2,893 86.4 84.1-88.4 216 8.8 7.1-10.8 69 2.8 1.9- 4.1 37 1.2 0.7- 1.9 34 0.9 0.5- 1.5
Current Smoker
No 9,914 9,195 90.8 89.8-91.8 467 6.2 5.4- 7.1 139 1.7 1.3- 2.1 57 0.7 0.5- 1.1 56 0.6 0.4- 1.0
Yes 2,004 1,789 84.9 81.1-88.0 115 7.5 5.5-10.1 44 3.9 2.2- 6.8 29 2.6 1.3- 5.3 27 1.2 0.7- 2.1
History of CVD**
Yes 1,584 1,460 89.8 86.9-92.1 66 5.7 3.9- 8.1 27 2.0 1.2- 3.2 16 1.8 0.9- 3.8 15 0.7 0.3- 1.6
No 10,265 9,454 89.6 88.4-90.7 517 6.5 5.7- 7.5 155 2.1 1.6- 2.8 71 1.0 0.6- 1.6 68 0.7 0.5- 1.1
Binge Drinker
No 10,899 10,090 90.3 89.2-91.4 494 5.9 5.1- 6.8 163 2.0 1.5- 2.6 82 1.2 0.8- 1.8 70 0.7 0.5- 1.0
Yes 932 812 84.1 79.9-87.6 83 10.7 7.9-14.3 21 3.5 1.7- 6.7 4 0.5 0.2- 1.6 12 1.2 0.6- 2.3
Heavy Drinker
No 11,368 10,486 89.8 88.7-90.9 549 6.3 5.5- 7.1 174 2.2 1.7- 2.8 83 1.1 0.7- 1.6 76 0.7 0.5- 1.0
Yes 392 351 86.8 80.2-91.4 23 7.9 4.2-14.2 9 1.3 0.6- 2.8 3 1.6 0.5- 5.3 6 2.5 1.0- 6.1
Poor Sleep***
Yes 1,381 1,258 87.3 83.2-90.5 63 6.8 4.6- 9.9 32 3.7 1.8- 7.3 12 0.9 0.4- 2.3 16 1.2 0.6- 2.6
No 10,304 9,501 89.8 88.7-90.9 514 6.5 5.6- 7.5 148 1.9 1.4- 2.5 73 1.1 0.7- 1.7 68 0.7 0.5- 1.0
Current Asthma
Yes 1,003 923 90.8 86.6-93.8 39 3.3 2.1- 5.0 20 3.3 1.3- 7.8 9 1.7 0.6- 4.5 12 0.9 0.5- 1.7
No 10,902 10,047 89.6 88.4-90.6 544 6.7 5.8- 7.7 162 2.0 1.5- 2.6 78 1.0 0.7- 1.6 71 0.7 0.5- 1.0
Diabetes
Yes 1,674 1,519 88.6 85.8-90.9 75 5.2 3.8- 7.2 38 3.0 1.8- 4.8 20 1.7 0.8- 3.3 22 1.5 0.8- 2.7
No 10,168 9,389 89.7 88.5-90.8 508 6.6 5.7- 7.6 145 2.0 1.5- 2.7 65 1.0 0.6- 1.6 61 0.6 0.4- 1.0
Disability
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

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**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

***Poor sleep defined as not getting enough rest or sleep for all 30 days out of the past 30 days.

^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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