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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 10,952 10,219 90.7 89.7-91.7 594 7.6 6.8- 8.6 139 1.6 1.2- 2.2
GENDER
Male 4,082 3,671 86.8 85.0-88.5 326 10.6 9.1-12.3 85 2.6 1.8- 3.6
Female 6,870 6,548 94.3 93.2-95.3 268 4.9 4.0- 5.9 54 0.8 0.4- 1.4
RACE
White 8,406 7,869 91.4 90.3-92.5 429 6.7 5.8- 7.7 108 1.9 1.4- 2.6
African American 1,701 1,568 87.6 84.5-90.2 114 11.1 8.7-14.2 19 1.2 0.5- 2.8
Native American 255 233 92.4 84.5-96.5 19 7.1 3.2-15.2 *** *** ***
Other Minorities 518 486 92.9 88.2-95.8 24 6.6 3.8-11.4 *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 494 468 93.1 88.4-95.9 21 6.6 3.8-11.3 *** *** ***
-English Speaking 219 205 88.3 78.7-93.9 12 11.5 5.9-21.1 *** *** ***
-Spanish Speaking 275 263 95.5 89.6-98.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 10,428 9,725 90.6 89.5-91.6 569 7.7 6.8- 8.7 134 1.7 1.3- 2.3
AGE
18-34 1,341 1,181 85.7 82.9-88.0 133 12.0 9.8-14.5 27 2.3 1.4- 4.0
35-44 1,465 1,357 90.4 87.5-92.6 87 7.8 5.8-10.6 21 1.8 1.0- 3.1
45-54 2,007 1,888 93.6 91.8-95.0 99 5.7 4.3- 7.4 20 0.7 0.4- 1.4
55-64 2,378 2,246 93.8 92.2-95.1 106 4.8 3.7- 6.2 26 1.4 0.8- 2.3
65-74 2,032 1,912 94.2 92.6-95.5 95 4.8 3.6- 6.4 25 0.9 0.6- 1.5
75+ 1,605 1,519 93.3 90.3-95.4 66 4.5 3.2- 6.2 20 2.2 0.9- 5.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,350 1,247 89.4 85.8-92.1 69 6.9 4.8-10.0 34 3.7 2.1- 6.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,101 2,857 89.2 87.1-91.0 196 9.2 7.5-11.2 48 1.6 1.0- 2.5
Some Post-H.S. 2,775 2,590 90.8 88.9-92.5 152 7.9 6.4- 9.8 33 1.2 0.7- 2.2
College Graduate 3,700 3,502 93.2 91.7-94.5 174 5.9 4.8- 7.4 24 0.8 0.4- 1.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,281 1,180 90.2 86.7-92.9 79 8.9 6.3-12.5 22 0.9 0.5- 1.5
$15,000- 24,999 1,851 1,711 91.5 89.1-93.4 109 6.9 5.3- 9.0 31 1.6 0.8- 3.2
$25,000- 34,999 1,077 1,012 90.5 86.2-93.5 57 7.8 5.1-11.6 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 1,361 1,266 89.4 86.0-92.0 75 8.1 5.9-11.0 20 2.5 1.2- 5.1
$50,000-74,999 1,292 1,200 90.4 87.3-92.7 74 7.9 5.7-10.8 18 1.7 1.0- 3.2
$75,000+ 2,207 2,079 91.8 89.4-93.7 109 6.4 4.8- 8.5 19 1.8 0.9- 3.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,390 3,130 90.5 88.4-92.2 201 7.6 6.0- 9.5 59 2.0 1.3- 2.8
No 7,516 7,047 90.8 89.6-91.9 392 7.7 6.7- 8.8 77 1.5 1.0- 2.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,526 1,405 92.1 90.0-93.8 86 6.2 4.7- 8.2 35 1.6 1.0- 2.6
Non-Veteran 9,422 8,810 90.5 89.4-91.6 508 7.8 6.9- 8.9 104 1.6 1.2- 2.2

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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).

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