2017 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 4,573 4,250 92.6 91.5-93.6 253 6.0 5.1- 7.0 70 1.4 1.0- 1.9
GENDER
Male 2,027 1,822 90.1 88.2-91.7 160 8.0 6.5- 9.7 45 2.0 1.3- 2.9
Female 2,546 2,428 94.9 93.6-95.9 93 4.2 3.2- 5.4 25 0.9 0.6- 1.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,011 3,739 93.2 92.1-94.1 217 5.6 4.7- 6.6 55 1.2 0.8- 1.7
No 547 497 88.9 84.7-92.0 35 8.4 5.6-12.3 *** *** ***
Body Mass Index
Underweight 69 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,298 1,206 92.4 90.2-94.1 75 6.4 4.8- 8.5 17 1.2 0.7- 2.1
Overweight 1,510 1,416 93.6 91.7-95.1 78 5.4 4.0- 7.2 *** *** ***
Obese 1,387 1,267 90.6 88.4-92.5 92 7.4 5.8- 9.5 28 1.9 1.1- 3.3
Current Smoker
Yes 724 665 91.4 88.0-93.9 47 6.8 4.6- 9.9 *** *** ***
No 3,833 3,570 92.8 91.7-93.9 205 5.8 4.9- 6.9 58 1.3 1.0- 1.9
History of CVD**
Yes 519 478 91.5 87.2-94.4 28 6.6 3.9-10.7 *** *** ***
No 4,019 3,739 92.7 91.5-93.7 223 5.9 5.0- 7.0 57 1.4 1.0- 1.9
Binge Drinker
Yes 558 492 87.4 83.3-90.6 56 11.1 8.1-15.1 *** *** ***
No 3,830 3,594 93.8 92.7-94.7 184 4.9 4.1- 5.8 52 1.3 0.9- 1.9
Heavy Drinker
Yes 234 210 86.1 78.2-91.5 23 12.9 7.8-20.7 *** *** ***
No 4,137 3,863 93.4 92.3-94.3 213 5.2 4.4- 6.2 61 1.4 1.0- 1.9
COPD
Yes 421 385 90.7 86.2-93.9 22 7.0 4.2-11.4 *** *** ***
No 4,130 3,844 92.7 91.6-93.7 230 5.9 5.0- 7.0 56 1.4 1.0- 1.9
Current Asthma
Yes 428 397 93.4 89.5-95.8 20 5.0 2.8- 8.8 *** *** ***
No 4,120 3,829 92.5 91.4-93.5 233 6.1 5.2- 7.2 58 1.3 1.0- 1.9
Diabetes
Yes 624 575 91.7 88.4-94.2 37 6.8 4.6-10.0 *** *** ***
No 3,945 3,672 92.7 91.6-93.8 215 5.9 4.9- 6.9 58 1.4 1.0- 2.0
Functional Disability
Yes 1,460 1,353 92.1 89.9-93.9 76 6.4 4.7- 8.5 31 1.5 0.9- 2.6
No 3,089 2,875 92.8 91.5-93.9 176 5.9 4.9- 7.1 38 1.3 0.9- 1.9
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,475 1,379 93.6 91.8-95.1 65 5.0 3.7- 6.8 31 1.4 0.9- 2.2
No 3,099 2,872 92.2 90.8-93.4 188 6.4 5.3- 7.6 39 1.4 1.0- 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 2017 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2017 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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