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2013 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%)
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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 7,078 6,664 93.8 93.0-94.6 326 5.0 4.3- 5.8 88 1.2 0.9- 1.6
No 1,198 1,111 91.3 88.9-93.3 66 6.9 5.2- 9.2 21 1.8 1.0- 3.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 135 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 2,459 2,346 94.2 92.7-95.3 91 4.9 3.8- 6.2 *** *** ***
Overweight 2,795 2,633 93.6 92.1-94.8 126 5.0 3.9- 6.3 36 1.4 1.0- 2.1
Obese 2,414 2,213 91.2 89.4-92.7 160 7.2 5.8- 8.9 41 1.6 1.0- 2.5
Current Smoker
No 6,813 6,443 94.5 93.7-95.2 293 4.5 3.8- 5.3 77 1.0 0.7- 1.3
Yes 1,454 1,322 88.6 86.0-90.8 99 8.8 6.9-11.2 33 2.6 1.7- 4.0
History of CVD**
Yes 1,085 1,005 92.3 89.8-94.3 54 5.1 3.5- 7.3 26 2.6 1.5- 4.3
No 7,129 6,710 93.4 92.6-94.2 335 5.4 4.7- 6.2 84 1.2 0.9- 1.6
Binge Drinker
No 7,314 6,915 94.3 93.5-95.0 310 4.6 4.0- 5.4 89 1.1 0.8- 1.5
Yes 761 672 87.1 83.6-89.9 71 10.2 7.7-13.4 18 2.7 1.6- 4.7
Heavy Drinker
No 7,707 7,255 93.6 92.7-94.3 352 5.1 4.5- 5.9 100 1.3 1.0- 1.7
Yes 350 319 89.8 84.5-93.4 25 8.3 5.0-13.5 *** *** ***
COPD
Yes 787 731 92.8 89.8-94.9 34 4.8 3.1- 7.5 22 2.4 1.3- 4.1
No 7,469 7,026 93.4 92.5-94.2 356 5.4 4.7- 6.2 87 1.2 0.9- 1.6
Current Asthma
Yes 703 658 92.6 89.3-94.9 33 6.0 3.9- 9.2 *** *** ***
No 7,556 7,099 93.4 92.6-94.2 360 5.3 4.6- 6.1 97 1.3 1.0- 1.6
Diabetes
Yes 1,245 1,156 93.6 91.6-95.1 67 4.3 3.1- 6.0 22 2.1 1.2- 3.4
No 7,049 6,634 93.3 92.4-94.1 327 5.5 4.8- 6.3 88 1.2 0.9- 1.6
Disability
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

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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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