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2012 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 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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 9,720 8,992 91.4 90.6-92.2 475 5.5 4.9- 6.1 134 1.7 1.4- 2.1 51 0.7 0.5- 0.9 68 0.7 0.5- 1.0
No 1,859 1,679 87.5 85.2-89.5 105 7.3 5.7- 9.3 42 3.2 2.3- 4.6 13 0.8 0.4- 1.4 20 1.2 0.7- 2.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 183 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 3,456 3,261 92.1 90.6-93.3 122 5.1 4.1- 6.4 41 1.8 1.3- 2.6 *** *** *** 20 0.6 0.3- 0.9
Overweight 3,920 3,613 90.7 89.4-91.9 211 6.2 5.3- 7.4 48 1.7 1.2- 2.4 23 0.8 0.5- 1.2 25 0.6 0.4- 1.0
Obese 3,313 2,963 88.0 86.3-89.5 218 6.9 5.7- 8.3 70 2.7 2.0- 3.7 26 1.0 0.6- 1.6 36 1.4 1.0- 2.1
Current Smoker
No 9,437 8,732 91.1 90.3-92.0 477 6.0 5.3- 6.8 116 1.4 1.1- 1.8 45 0.6 0.4- 0.8 67 0.8 0.6- 1.1
Yes 2,101 1,904 88.3 86.4-90.1 100 5.4 4.3- 6.8 57 4.2 3.1- 5.7 19 1.1 0.7- 1.8 21 0.9 0.5- 1.6
History of CVD**
Yes 1,415 1,316 92.9 90.9-94.5 56 3.6 2.6- 4.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 10,104 9,300 90.4 89.5-91.2 523 6.1 5.5- 6.9 159 2.1 1.7- 2.5 50 0.6 0.5- 0.9 72 0.8 0.6- 1.0
Binge Drinker
No 10,150 9,415 91.5 90.7-92.3 490 5.6 4.9- 6.3 132 1.7 1.3- 2.1 45 0.5 0.4- 0.7 68 0.7 0.5- 1.0
Yes 1,067 928 84.6 81.6-87.3 77 8.5 6.5-11.1 31 3.8 2.6- 5.6 15 1.7 1.0- 2.8 16 1.4 0.8- 2.4
Heavy Drinker
No 10,698 9,885 91.0 90.2-91.8 529 5.7 5.1- 6.4 146 1.8 1.4- 2.2 56 0.6 0.5- 0.9 82 0.8 0.6- 1.1
Yes 500 443 83.7 78.7-87.8 34 9.0 6.0-13.1 17 5.8 3.4- 9.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
COPD
Yes 1,005 919 91.4 88.9-93.3 44 4.5 3.2- 6.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 10,550 9,728 90.5 89.7-91.3 536 6.0 5.3- 6.7 160 2.1 1.7- 2.5 52 0.6 0.5- 0.9 74 0.8 0.6- 1.0
Current Asthma
Yes 908 827 89.7 86.5-92.2 47 5.9 4.0- 8.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 10,634 9,808 90.6 89.8-91.4 534 5.9 5.3- 6.6 160 2.0 1.7- 2.5 56 0.6 0.5- 0.9 76 0.8 0.6- 1.0
Diabetes
Yes 1,532 1,403 92.1 90.1-93.6 80 5.0 3.7- 6.6 24 1.1 0.6- 1.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 10,065 9,284 90.4 89.5-91.2 503 6.0 5.4- 6.7 152 2.2 1.8- 2.6 53 0.7 0.5- 0.9 73 0.8 0.6- 1.0
Disability
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
Housing Stress***
Yes 1,496 1,347 87.4 84.9-89.6 72 5.8 4.3- 7.6 38 3.6 2.5- 5.2 16 1.4 0.8- 2.4 23 1.8 1.1- 3.0
No 10,119 9,355 91.1 90.2-91.8 512 5.9 5.3- 6.7 139 1.8 1.4- 2.2 48 0.6 0.4- 0.8 65 0.7 0.5- 0.9

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

***Housing stress includes those who report always or usually worried about rent or mortgage payment.

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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