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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Seatbelt Use

How often do you use seat belts when you drive or ride in a car?
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  Total
Respond.^
Always Nearly Always/Sometimes Seldom/Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 8,301 7,797 93.3 92.5-94.1 394 5.4 4.7- 6.1 110 1.3 1.0- 1.7
GENDER
Male 3,236 2,936 90.1 88.7-91.4 234 7.9 6.7- 9.2 66 2.0 1.5- 2.7
Female 5,065 4,861 96.3 95.5-96.9 160 3.1 2.5- 3.8 44 0.7 0.4- 1.0
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 5,636 5,310 93.4 92.4-94.2 256 5.3 4.5- 6.2 70 1.3 1.0- 1.8
Non-Hispanic Black 1,538 1,434 91.8 89.5-93.7 83 6.7 5.0- 8.9 21 1.5 0.8- 2.7
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 375 334 94.2 88.6-97.1 31 5.1 2.3-10.9 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 244 224 91.4 85.6-95.0 15 7.3 4.0-13.2 *** *** ***
Hispanic 426 419 98.1 95.5-99.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 1,260 1,143 90.4 88.3-92.2 97 8.2 6.6-10.3 20 1.4 0.8- 2.3
35-44 1,092 1,022 93.5 91.4-95.1 59 5.6 4.0- 7.6 11 1.0 0.5- 1.9
45-54 1,386 1,318 95.1 93.4-96.4 42 3.2 2.2- 4.7 26 1.7 1.0- 2.8
55-64 1,717 1,626 94.7 93.1-96.0 74 3.9 2.9- 5.3 17 1.3 0.7- 2.5
65-74 1,554 1,461 94.0 92.2-95.5 72 5.0 3.7- 6.8 21 1.0 0.5- 1.8
75+ 1,214 1,152 95.5 93.7-96.8 48 3.0 2.1- 4.4 14 1.4 0.7- 3.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,093 1,028 93.8 91.5-95.5 44 4.4 2.9- 6.5 21 1.8 1.1- 3.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,302 2,143 91.7 89.8-93.2 127 6.9 5.5- 8.7 32 1.4 0.9- 2.2
Some Post-H.S. 2,267 2,131 93.4 91.9-94.7 103 5.1 4.0- 6.5 33 1.5 0.9- 2.3
College Graduate 2,630 2,487 94.8 93.5-95.8 119 4.6 3.6- 5.8 24 0.6 0.4- 1.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,020 944 92.4 89.8-94.4 53 4.7 3.2- 6.9 23 2.8 1.7- 4.7
$15,000- 24,999 1,487 1,414 94.4 92.5-95.9 54 4.5 3.2- 6.4 19 1.1 0.6- 1.8
$25,000- 34,999 815 755 90.3 86.8-92.9 52 8.3 5.9-11.6 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 963 890 91.8 89.0-94.0 60 6.9 5.0- 9.6 13 1.2 0.6- 2.5
$50,000-74,999 890 845 94.6 92.0-96.3 34 4.5 2.9- 7.0 11 0.9 0.4- 2.0
$75,000+ 1,558 1,488 95.1 93.6-96.3 55 3.8 2.7- 5.1 15 1.1 0.6- 2.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,422 2,238 91.7 90.0-93.1 132 6.0 4.7- 7.5 52 2.3 1.6- 3.3
No 5,834 5,517 93.8 92.9-94.7 261 5.2 4.4- 6.1 56 1.0 0.7- 1.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,091 1,007 92.2 90.0-94.0 67 6.0 4.5- 8.1 17 1.7 0.9- 3.1
Non-Veteran 7,206 6,787 93.5 92.6-94.3 326 5.3 4.5- 6.1 93 1.2 0.9- 1.6
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 4,261 3,977 92.9 91.7-94.0 215 5.5 4.5- 6.6 69 1.6 1.1- 2.2
No 4,040 3,820 93.7 92.6-94.7 179 5.2 4.4- 6.3 41 1.0 0.7- 1.5

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2013 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2013 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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