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2014 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 6,915 6,475 92.5 91.7-93.3 362 6.0 5.3- 6.7 78 1.5 1.1- 1.9
GENDER
Male 2,925 2,646 89.2 87.8-90.6 224 8.6 7.4- 9.9 55 2.2 1.6- 3.0
Female 3,990 3,829 95.5 94.6-96.3 138 3.6 3.0- 4.5 23 0.8 0.5- 1.4
Have Health Insurance
Yes 6,019 5,648 92.7 91.7-93.5 315 6.2 5.4- 7.0 56 1.2 0.8- 1.6
No 873 810 92.6 90.3-94.4 42 4.5 3.2- 6.3 21 2.9 1.7- 4.7
Body Mass Index
Underweight 101 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 2,083 1,978 93.3 91.7-94.7 87 5.5 4.2- 7.0 *** *** ***
Overweight 2,327 2,180 92.8 91.4-94.0 123 5.8 4.7- 7.1 24 1.4 0.9- 2.2
Obese 1,899 1,747 90.9 89.2-92.4 124 7.2 5.9- 8.8 28 1.8 1.2- 2.9
Current Smoker
Yes 1,145 1,058 90.8 88.5-92.8 70 6.9 5.3- 9.0 17 2.2 1.3- 3.9
No 5,729 5,382 93.0 92.1-93.8 286 5.7 5.0- 6.5 61 1.3 1.0- 1.8
History of CVD**
Yes 915 854 93.6 91.4-95.2 47 4.7 3.3- 6.5 14 1.8 1.0- 3.2
No 5,926 5,551 92.4 91.5-93.2 312 6.2 5.4- 7.0 63 1.4 1.1- 2.0
Binge Drinker
Yes 698 636 89.2 85.9-91.8 47 8.2 6.1-11.1 *** *** ***
No 6,026 5,667 93.3 92.5-94.1 300 5.5 4.8- 6.2 59 1.2 0.9- 1.7
Heavy Drinker
Yes 309 283 89.5 84.2-93.2 16 6.4 3.6-11.1 *** *** ***
No 6,418 6,022 92.9 92.0-93.7 331 5.8 5.2- 6.6 65 1.3 0.9- 1.7
COPD
Yes 618 588 94.5 91.7-96.3 24 4.3 2.8- 6.7 *** *** ***
No 6,257 5,849 92.4 91.5-93.2 338 6.2 5.4- 7.0 70 1.4 1.1- 1.9
Current Asthma
Yes 532 503 94.0 91.2-96.0 26 5.5 3.6- 8.2 *** *** ***
No 6,339 5,931 92.4 91.5-93.2 333 6.0 5.3- 6.8 75 1.6 1.2- 2.1
Diabetes
Yes 938 887 92.9 90.2-94.8 41 5.4 3.7- 7.8 *** *** ***
No 5,959 5,572 92.5 91.6-93.3 320 6.1 5.3- 6.9 67 1.4 1.1- 1.9
Disability
Yes 1,903 1,799 93.7 92.2-95.0 85 5.2 4.0- 6.6 19 1.1 0.6- 1.9
No 4,965 4,631 92.2 91.1-93.1 276 6.3 5.5- 7.2 58 1.6 1.2- 2.2
Has two or more chronic diseases
Yes 2,312 2,182 93.5 92.1-94.7 109 5.2 4.2- 6.5 21 1.3 0.8- 2.1
No 4,598 4,288 92.2 91.1-93.1 253 6.3 5.4- 7.2 57 1.5 1.1- 2.1

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

#Chronic diseases include heart disease (heart attack/stoke/angina), current asthma, skin cancer, other cancer, COPD, arthritis, depression, kidney disease and diabetes.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2014 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2014 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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