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2011 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 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%)
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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 9,497 8,906 91.8 90.8-92.8 481 6.7 5.9- 7.7 110 1.5 1.1- 2.0
No 1,423 1,284 86.7 83.5-89.3 110 11.1 8.7-14.0 29 2.3 1.2- 4.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 167 159 97.1 90.4-99.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 3,511 3,332 92.4 90.6-93.8 150 6.9 5.5- 8.7 29 0.7 0.4- 1.3
Overweight 3,742 3,493 90.7 88.8-92.2 208 7.9 6.4- 9.6 41 1.5 0.9- 2.4
Obese 2,849 2,593 88.4 86.1-90.3 197 8.6 7.0-10.5 59 3.0 2.0- 4.6
Current Smoker
No 9,012 8,451 91.7 90.6-92.7 459 7.2 6.3- 8.2 102 1.1 0.8- 1.6
Yes 1,893 1,727 87.6 84.7-89.9 131 9.3 7.3-11.9 35 3.1 2.0- 4.9
History of CVD**
Yes 1,380 1,274 90.0 86.7-92.6 73 6.8 4.9- 9.4 33 3.2 1.7- 5.9
No 9,459 8,843 91.0 89.9-92.0 511 7.5 6.6- 8.6 105 1.5 1.1- 2.0
Binge Drinker
No 9,574 9,020 92.3 91.3-93.3 451 6.5 5.6- 7.5 103 1.2 0.8- 1.7
Yes 1,031 883 81.5 77.5-84.9 118 14.2 11.3-17.8 30 4.3 2.6- 6.9
Heavy Drinker
No 10,100 9,462 91.3 90.2-92.3 520 7.3 6.4- 8.3 118 1.4 1.0- 2.0
Yes 477 420 84.1 78.0-88.8 45 12.4 8.3-18.1 12 3.5 1.6- 7.6
COPD
Yes 971 901 91.6 88.1-94.2 44 4.9 3.2- 7.6 26 3.4 1.8- 6.4
No 9,934 9,276 90.7 89.6-91.7 546 7.8 6.9- 8.8 112 1.5 1.1- 2.0
Current Asthma
Yes 927 844 89.3 85.3-92.3 60 8.7 5.9-12.6 23 2.0 1.1- 3.7
No 9,960 9,314 90.9 89.8-91.9 532 7.5 6.6- 8.5 114 1.6 1.2- 2.2
Diabetes
Yes 1,526 1,412 91.6 89.0-93.7 81 5.6 4.1- 7.5 33 2.8 1.5- 5.1
No 9,403 8,785 90.7 89.6-91.7 512 7.8 6.9- 8.9 106 1.5 1.1- 2.1
Disability
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

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

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).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

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