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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Seatbelt Use

How often do you use seat belts when you drive or ride in a car?
Would you sayŚ

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  Total
Respond.^
Always Nearly Always/Sometimes Seldom/Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 10,952 10,219 90.7 89.7-91.7 594 7.6 6.8- 8.6 139 1.6 1.2- 2.2
-Eastern NC 2,969 2,777 89.6 87.3-91.5 148 8.0 6.4-10.0 44 2.4 1.4- 3.9
GENDER
Male 1,042 934 84.9 80.9-88.2 81 10.6 8.0-14.0 27 4.5 2.6- 7.6
Female 1,927 1,843 94.0 91.5-95.8 67 5.6 3.8- 8.1 17 0.4 0.2- 0.8
RACE
White 1,994 1,870 89.8 87.2-92.0 94 7.2 5.5- 9.4 30 3.0 1.7- 5.0
African American 647 608 88.2 82.1-92.4 32 10.2 6.4-15.8 *** *** ***
Other minorities 310 283 92.1 84.4-96.1 20 7.4 3.4-15.2 *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 155 148 93.3 83.3-97.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 2,806 2,623 89.3 86.9-91.3 141 8.1 6.4-10.2 42 2.5 1.5- 4.2
AGE
18-34 447 394 84.9 79.6-89.0 39 11.2 7.9-15.8 14 3.9 1.8- 8.1
35-54 893 839 91.1 87.0-94.0 42 7.5 4.8-11.6 12 1.3 0.6- 3.1
55-64 653 615 92.6 88.5-95.3 31 5.7 3.4- 9.5 *** *** ***
65-74 517 494 94.8 90.7-97.2 17 4.4 2.2- 8.6 *** *** ***
75+ 424 402 89.8 79.8-95.1 17 5.6 3.0-10.4 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 408 379 88.8 81.1-93.7 22 7.2 3.6-13.9 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 911 842 87.7 83.3-91.0 51 9.9 6.9-14.0 18 2.4 1.2- 5.0
Some Post-H.S. 808 755 89.7 85.3-92.8 41 8.1 5.5-11.9 12 2.2 0.8- 5.9
College Graduate 837 796 93.8 90.6-96.0 34 5.2 3.2- 8.3 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 401 376 93.0 87.1-96.3 17 6.1 2.9-12.2 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 493 459 92.5 86.9-95.8 25 5.4 2.9- 9.6 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 287 264 81.2 69.2-89.3 20 14.0 7.3-25.2 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 412 383 89.3 83.6-93.2 23 8.9 5.4-14.3 *** *** ***
$50,000+ 859 807 89.7 85.0-93.0 38 6.6 4.2-10.4 14 3.7 1.7- 7.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 958 880 90.2 86.5-93.0 59 7.3 5.0-10.5 19 2.5 1.2- 5.1
No 1,996 1,883 89.4 86.5-91.7 89 8.3 6.3-10.8 24 2.3 1.2- 4.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 484 445 91.1 86.9-94.1 29 7.6 4.9-11.7 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 2,484 2,331 89.3 86.6-91.5 119 8.1 6.3-10.4 34 2.6 1.5- 4.4

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2011 are NOT comparable to previous years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2011 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).

**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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