2018 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 4,522 4,187 92.1 91.0-93.1 277 6.4 5.5- 7.4 58 1.5 1.1- 2.2
GENDER
Male 2,089 1,887 89.5 87.6-91.2 158 8.0 6.6- 9.6 44 2.5 1.7- 3.7
Female 2,433 2,300 94.4 93.1-95.4 119 4.9 4.0- 6.1 14 0.7 0.4- 1.2
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,039 2,824 92.5 91.2-93.7 179 6.2 5.2- 7.4 36 1.3 0.8- 2.0
Non-Hispanic Black 831 770 91.3 88.3-93.6 52 6.7 4.8- 9.2 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 90 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 152 139 91.0 83.7-95.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 354 327 93.4 90.1-95.7 21 4.8 2.9- 7.7 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 950 822 85.8 82.8-88.3 104 10.9 8.8-13.4 24 3.4 2.1- 5.4
35-44 594 554 92.8 89.6-95.1 32 6.0 3.8- 9.1 *** *** ***
45-54 735 692 94.2 91.7-96.0 37 5.1 3.4- 7.6 *** *** ***
55-64 802 766 96.0 94.1-97.3 31 3.4 2.2- 5.1 *** *** ***
65-74 841 795 95.9 94.1-97.1 41 3.6 2.5- 5.4 *** *** ***
75+ 524 487 93.9 90.9-95.9 29 5.4 3.4- 8.4 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 480 443 90.9 86.7-93.9 26 6.3 3.9- 9.9 11 2.8 1.2- 6.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,119 1,030 90.8 88.3-92.8 76 7.8 5.9-10.2 13 1.4 0.7- 2.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,298 1,196 92.2 90.1-93.8 83 6.2 4.8- 8.1 19 1.6 0.9- 2.9
College Graduate 1,621 1,515 93.8 92.3-95.0 92 5.3 4.2- 6.6 14 0.9 0.5- 1.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 378 351 92.6 88.5-95.2 22 5.9 3.6- 9.5 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 673 620 90.5 86.8-93.3 45 7.9 5.3-11.4 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 403 360 89.4 85.1-92.6 37 9.3 6.3-13.5 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 533 493 92.3 88.9-94.7 33 6.0 3.9- 9.2 *** *** ***
$50,000-74,999 613 562 90.3 86.3-93.3 42 7.3 5.0-10.6 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 1,076 1,018 93.9 91.9-95.5 47 5.0 3.6- 7.0 11 1.0 0.5- 2.0
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 852 789 92.8 90.3-94.7 51 5.5 3.9- 7.6 12 1.7 0.8- 3.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,430 1,318 91.0 88.8-92.8 88 7.0 5.3- 9.0 24 2.0 1.3- 3.2
No 3,079 2,861 92.6 91.3-93.8 184 6.0 5.0- 7.2 34 1.4 0.9- 2.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 689 624 90.4 87.1-92.9 49 6.6 4.8- 8.9 16 3.0 1.5- 6.1
Non-Veteran 3,836 3,567 92.4 91.2-93.4 228 6.3 5.4- 7.4 41 1.3 0.9- 1.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,213 1,125 91.9 89.8-93.6 71 6.6 5.1- 8.6 17 1.5 0.8- 2.5
Regional City or Suburban County 1,090 1,011 92.4 90.1-94.2 57 5.0 3.6- 6.9 22 2.6 1.5- 4.4
Rural 2,225 2,057 92.0 90.3-93.4 149 7.1 5.8- 8.7 19 0.9 0.5- 1.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,311 2,121 91.3 89.8-92.7 157 6.8 5.6- 8.2 33 1.9 1.2- 2.9
Unemployed 155 143 90.6 82.1-95.3 11 8.5 4.0-17.0 *** *** ***
Retired 1,285 1,215 95.6 94.1-96.7 58 3.9 2.8- 5.3 12 0.6 0.3- 1.0
Unable to Work 412 390 94.3 90.7-96.6 14 3.7 1.9- 7.0 *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 332 296 88.3 83.2-92.1 33 10.3 6.9-15.0 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 136 123 91.8 85.0-95.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 336 312 89.7 84.2-93.5 21 8.8 5.3-14.1 *** *** ***
101% to 150% 626 577 91.3 87.8-93.9 39 6.8 4.6-10.2 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 315 282 90.1 85.3-93.4 30 8.6 5.6-13.1 *** *** ***
More than 200% 2,250 2,100 92.7 91.1-94.0 123 5.9 4.7- 7.3 27 1.4 0.9- 2.4
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 852 789 92.8 90.3-94.7 51 5.5 3.9- 7.6 12 1.7 0.8- 3.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 868 802 92.0 89.1-94.1 62 7.7 5.6-10.5 *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,906 1,765 92.4 90.7-93.8 114 5.9 4.7- 7.4 27 1.7 1.0- 2.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,754 1,626 91.9 90.0-93.4 101 6.4 5.1- 8.1 27 1.7 1.1- 2.7

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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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