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2012 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 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%)
North Carolina 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
-Western NC 1,580 1,445 89.5 87.2-91.4 89 6.9 5.3- 8.8 20 1.8 1.1- 3.0 8 0.7 0.3- 1.7 18 1.2 0.7- 2.1
GENDER
Male 605 527 85.5 81.6-88.7 50 9.1 6.6-12.5 15 3.1 1.8- 5.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Female 975 918 93.2 90.4-95.2 39 4.8 3.1- 7.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
RACE
White 1,290 1,185 89.8 87.3-91.9 72 7.0 5.3- 9.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other minorities 280 250 87.3 80.3-92.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 65 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,508 1,377 89.2 86.8-91.2 85 6.9 5.3- 9.0 20 1.9 1.1- 3.2 *** *** *** 18 1.3 0.7- 2.2
AGE
18-34 233 200 84.6 78.5-89.1 23 10.0 6.4-15.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 405 365 89.2 84.9-92.3 24 6.7 4.2-10.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 351 327 91.9 85.9-95.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 348 320 92.7 89.0-95.2 19 5.2 3.1- 8.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 233 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 209 192 89.0 80.7-94.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 493 447 89.5 85.4-92.5 23 4.8 2.8- 7.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 404 364 87.3 82.4-91.0 31 9.7 6.5-14.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 471 440 93.3 90.1-95.5 25 5.7 3.6- 8.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 230 209 85.3 76.3-91.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 302 275 88.5 82.0-92.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 175 159 88.5 80.4-93.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 175 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 420 383 89.8 85.4-92.9 27 7.5 4.8-11.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 463 423 90.7 86.4-93.6 22 5.4 3.3- 9.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 1,109 1,015 89.0 86.2-91.3 66 7.4 5.5- 9.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 183 167 91.5 85.9-95.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,397 1,278 89.3 86.7-91.3 77 6.9 5.2- 9.1 18 1.8 1.1- 3.1 *** *** *** 17 1.3 0.7- 2.3

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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.

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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