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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Seatbelt Use

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

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  Total
Respond.^
Always Nearly Always Sometimes Seldom Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 11,615 10,702 90.6 89.8-91.3 584 5.9 5.3- 6.6 177 2.0 1.7- 2.5 64 0.7 0.5- 0.9 88 0.8 0.6- 1.0
GENDER
Male 4,519 3,997 86.9 85.5-88.2 320 7.8 6.7- 8.9 105 3.1 2.4- 3.8 39 1.0 0.7- 1.4 58 1.2 0.9- 1.7
Female 7,096 6,705 93.9 93.1-94.6 264 4.2 3.6- 4.9 72 1.1 0.8- 1.5 25 0.4 0.2- 0.7 30 0.4 0.3- 0.6
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 8,042 7,439 90.7 89.7-91.6 397 6.1 5.3- 6.9 102 1.7 1.4- 2.2 52 0.8 0.6- 1.1 52 0.7 0.5- 1.0
Non-Hispanic Black 2,094 1,910 88.8 86.7-90.6 108 6.4 5.0- 8.1 48 3.2 2.3- 4.4 *** *** *** 21 1.1 0.7- 1.9
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 439 379 85.7 79.5-90.3 36 6.8 4.1-11.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 291 266 91.2 85.9-94.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 666 633 94.7 92.1-96.5 23 2.8 1.7- 4.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 1,970 1,720 85.8 83.7-87.6 147 8.3 6.9-10.1 63 3.9 3.0- 5.1 19 1.0 0.6- 1.7 21 1.0 0.6- 1.6
35-44 1,599 1,471 91.1 89.1-92.7 85 5.7 4.4- 7.4 23 1.8 1.1- 3.0 13 0.9 0.5- 1.6 *** *** ***
45-54 1,997 1,843 91.4 89.7-92.9 102 5.7 4.5- 7.2 27 1.3 0.8- 2.0 *** *** *** 17 1.1 0.6- 2.0
55-64 2,339 2,200 94.1 92.7-95.2 89 3.8 2.9- 5.0 22 1.1 0.6- 1.8 *** *** *** 20 0.7 0.4- 1.1
65-74 2,075 1,930 93.2 91.7-94.4 100 4.8 3.8- 6.2 21 0.9 0.5- 1.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 1,522 1,437 95.1 93.7-96.2 54 3.2 2.3- 4.4 17 0.9 0.5- 1.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,449 1,341 91.2 88.8-93.1 53 4.0 2.7- 5.8 29 3.1 2.0- 4.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,351 3,043 88.5 86.9-90.0 175 6.6 5.4- 8.0 71 2.6 2.0- 3.5 21 0.9 0.5- 1.4 41 1.4 1.0- 2.0
Some Post-H.S. 3,140 2,885 90.0 88.4-91.4 185 7.0 5.9- 8.4 39 1.8 1.3- 2.6 17 0.6 0.3- 1.0 *** *** ***
College Graduate 3,636 3,399 93.3 92.2-94.2 168 4.9 4.1- 5.8 37 1.0 0.6- 1.4 *** *** *** 18 0.4 0.2- 0.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,405 1,286 88.9 86.1-91.2 61 5.8 4.1- 8.2 33 3.0 1.9- 4.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 2,003 1,830 89.8 87.7-91.5 98 5.6 4.3- 7.3 39 2.3 1.6- 3.4 16 1.1 0.6- 1.9 20 1.2 0.7- 2.1
$25,000- 34,999 1,255 1,148 89.3 86.3-91.7 69 7.3 5.2-10.1 24 2.3 1.4- 3.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 1,416 1,295 90.1 87.6-92.1 83 6.7 5.0- 8.9 19 1.8 1.0- 3.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000-74,999 1,370 1,289 93.9 92.2-95.2 51 4.0 2.9- 5.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 2,169 2,008 91.3 89.6-92.8 124 6.2 5.0- 7.6 21 1.6 0.9- 2.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,130 2,868 90.8 89.3-92.1 153 4.9 4.0- 6.0 49 2.0 1.3- 3.0 26 1.1 0.7- 1.8 34 1.1 0.7- 1.8
No 8,430 7,784 90.5 89.5-91.3 427 6.2 5.5- 7.0 128 2.1 1.7- 2.5 37 0.6 0.4- 0.8 54 0.7 0.5- 1.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,515 1,391 92.1 90.4-93.6 85 5.3 4.2- 6.7 19 1.4 0.8- 2.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 10,095 9,307 90.3 89.5-91.2 498 6.0 5.3- 6.7 158 2.1 1.8- 2.6 57 0.7 0.5- 1.0 75 0.8 0.6- 1.1

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2012 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2012 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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