2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Seatbelt Use

During the past 30 days, how many times have you driven when you've had
perhaps too much to drink?*

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  Total
Respond.^
One or more times Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,215 59 2.6 1.9- 3.6 2,156 97.4 96.4-98.1
GENDER
Male 1,211 38 2.7 1.8- 4.1 1,173 97.3 95.9-98.2
Female 1,004 21 2.5 1.5- 4.1 983 97.5 95.9-98.5
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 1,557 46 2.9 2.0- 4.2 1,511 97.1 95.8-98.0
Non-Hispanic Black 350 *** *** *** 344 98.2 95.7-99.2
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 31 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 69 *** *** *** 68 98.2 88.4-99.8
Hispanic 185 *** *** *** 181 98.9 97.0-99.6
AGE
18-34 580 21 3.4 2.1- 5.5 559 96.6 94.5-97.9
35-44 343 *** *** *** 337 97.8 94.3-99.2
45-54 392 11 2.4 1.2- 4.9 381 97.6 95.1-98.8
55-64 361 *** *** *** 355 97.7 94.4-99.1
65-74 338 *** *** *** 330 97.8 95.0-99.0
75+ 173 *** *** *** 166 97.8 94.8-99.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 165 *** *** *** 163 99.4 97.3-99.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 425 11 3.2 1.6- 6.4 414 96.8 93.6-98.4
Some Post-H.S. 615 14 2.3 1.2- 4.3 601 97.7 95.7-98.8
College Graduate 1,009 32 3.1 2.0- 4.7 977 96.9 95.3-98.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 146 *** *** *** 139 96.0 89.8-98.5
$15,000- 24,999 271 *** *** *** 264 97.1 92.1-98.9
$25,000- 34,999 170 *** *** *** 167 98.9 95.5-99.7
$35,000- 49,999 246 *** *** *** 238 96.5 92.1-98.5
$50,000-74,999 333 *** *** *** 325 98.2 95.6-99.3
$75,000+ 745 20 3.3 2.0- 5.3 725 96.7 94.7-98.0
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 307 *** *** *** 301 98.9 97.3-99.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 525 18 3.2 1.8- 5.6 507 96.8 94.4-98.2
No 1,684 41 2.5 1.7- 3.6 1,643 97.5 96.4-98.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 379 12 3.3 1.7- 6.3 367 96.7 93.7-98.3
Non-Veteran 1,838 47 2.5 1.7- 3.6 1,791 97.5 96.4-98.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 703 15 2.4 1.3- 4.2 688 97.6 95.8-98.7
Regional City or Suburban County 559 16 3.2 1.8- 5.6 543 96.8 94.4-98.2
Rural 956 28 2.4 1.4- 3.9 928 97.6 96.1-98.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,375 40 3.0 2.1- 4.4 1,335 97.0 95.6-97.9
Unemployed 78 *** *** *** 78 100 . - .
Retired 482 12 1.6 0.8- 3.4 470 98.4 96.6-99.2
Unable to Work 111 *** *** *** 111 100 . - .
Other not in Labor Force 157 *** *** *** 151 96.5 91.9-98.5
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 55 *** *** *** 53 98.9 95.3-99.7
50% to 100% 139 *** *** *** 136 95.9 85.3-99.0
101% to 150% 248 *** *** *** 239 97.4 94.5-98.8
151% to 200% 134 *** *** *** 132 98.8 94.0-99.8
More than 200% 1,329 36 2.9 2.0- 4.3 1,293 97.1 95.7-98.0
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 307 *** *** *** 301 98.9 97.3-99.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 311 *** *** *** 301 96.9 92.3-98.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 892 21 2.4 1.4- 4.1 871 97.6 95.9-98.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,015 28 2.8 1.8- 4.2 987 97.2 95.8-98.2

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*This question was asked only of those who had at least one drink in the past 30 days.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2018 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on 2018 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for 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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