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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 1,874 1,742 91.4 88.9-93.4 108 7.3 5.4- 9.8 24 1.3 0.8- 2.1
GENDER
Male 720 653 88.2 83.4-91.8 53 9.8 6.5-14.7 14 1.9 1.0- 3.6
Female 1,154 1,089 94.4 92.4-95.9 55 5.0 3.6- 6.9 *** *** ***
RACE
White 1,726 1,609 92.2 89.9-94.0 95 6.6 4.9- 8.9 22 1.2 0.7- 2.0
Other minorities 137 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 45 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,824 1,698 92.1 89.9-93.8 102 6.6 4.9- 8.7 24 1.3 0.8- 2.2
AGE
18-34 153 139 88.7 79.4-94.1 12 10.2 5.0-19.7 *** *** ***
35-54 526 483 91.2 87.3-94.0 33 7.4 4.8-11.4 *** *** ***
55-64 455 429 93.4 89.6-95.9 22 5.4 3.3- 8.8 *** *** ***
65-74 408 372 90.8 86.3-93.9 30 7.5 4.8-11.8 *** *** ***
75+ 315 303 95.6 91.6-97.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 263 241 89.2 79.4-94.6 19 9.1 4.0-19.1 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 554 508 91.0 86.8-93.9 35 7.3 4.6-11.3 11 1.8 0.8- 3.6
Some Post-H.S. 499 470 92.6 87.5-95.7 24 6.5 3.6-11.7 *** *** ***
College Graduate 556 521 92.0 87.7-94.9 30 7.2 4.4-11.5 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 277 254 89.2 77.2-95.2 19 9.9 4.0-22.3 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 362 329 89.5 82.8-93.8 27 9.3 5.1-16.1 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 229 215 94.4 89.2-97.2 14 5.6 2.8-10.8 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 226 217 95.0 88.6-97.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 460 425 90.3 85.2-93.7 28 8.4 5.1-13.5 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 690 635 89.3 83.5-93.3 44 9.3 5.5-15.3 11 1.4 0.6- 2.9
No 1,178 1,102 92.4 89.7-94.5 64 6.4 4.5- 9.1 12 1.2 0.6- 2.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 269 254 95.2 91.4-97.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,605 1,488 90.9 88.1-93.1 98 7.8 5.7-10.6 19 1.3 0.7- 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).

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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