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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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
-Piedmont NC 6,109 5,700 91.1 89.8-92.3 338 7.5 6.4- 8.8 71 1.3 0.9- 2.0
GENDER
Male 2,320 2,084 87.4 85.0-89.5 192 10.8 8.9-13.1 44 1.8 1.1- 2.7
Female 3,789 3,616 94.5 93.0-95.7 146 4.5 3.5- 5.8 27 1.0 0.5- 2.0
RACE
White 4,686 4,390 92.0 90.4-93.3 240 6.4 5.3- 7.8 56 1.6 1.0- 2.5
African American 1,008 918 87.0 82.9-90.2 79 12.1 9.0-16.2 11 0.9 0.4- 2.0
Other minorities 372 353 94.9 91.0-97.2 15 4.6 2.4- 8.5 *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 294 280 95.0 90.2-97.5 11 4.6 2.2- 9.4 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 5,798 5,404 90.8 89.4-92.1 326 7.7 6.6- 9.1 68 1.4 1.0- 2.1
AGE
18-34 741 648 85.6 81.9-88.6 82 12.7 9.9-16.1 11 1.8 0.8- 3.9
35-54 2,053 1,923 92.6 90.5-94.2 111 6.3 4.7- 8.2 19 1.2 0.7- 2.1
55-64 1,270 1,202 94.5 92.5-96.0 53 4.2 2.9- 6.0 15 1.3 0.7- 2.5
65-74 1,107 1,046 95.0 93.0-96.5 48 4.2 2.8- 6.2 13 0.8 0.4- 1.4
75+ 866 814 94.4 91.9-96.2 39 4.3 2.8- 6.6 13 1.3 0.6- 2.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 679 627 89.7 84.7-93.2 28 6.2 3.6-10.5 24 4.0 2.0- 8.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,636 1,507 89.7 86.8-92.1 110 9.2 6.9-12.1 19 1.1 0.6- 2.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,468 1,365 91.0 88.4-93.1 87 8.2 6.1-10.8 16 0.8 0.4- 1.4
College Graduate 2,307 2,185 93.3 91.3-94.8 110 6.0 4.6- 7.8 12 0.8 0.3- 1.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 603 550 88.9 83.6-92.7 43 10.3 6.6-15.7 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 996 923 91.5 88.3-93.8 57 7.1 4.9-10.0 16 1.5 0.6- 3.4
$25,000- 34,999 561 533 94.2 90.1-96.7 23 5.1 2.8- 9.3 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 723 666 88.2 83.0-92.0 47 8.6 5.7-13.0 *** *** ***
$50,000+ 2,180 2,047 92.0 89.8-93.8 117 6.9 5.2- 9.0 16 1.1 0.6- 2.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,742 1,615 90.9 88.0-93.2 98 7.2 5.1-10.2 29 1.9 1.1- 3.0
No 4,342 4,062 91.2 89.6-92.5 239 7.6 6.4- 9.1 41 1.2 0.7- 2.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 773 706 92.1 89.2-94.4 47 5.8 3.9- 8.6 20 2.0 1.1- 3.6
Non-Veteran 5,333 4,991 91.0 89.5-92.3 291 7.7 6.5- 9.1 51 1.3 0.8- 2.0

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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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