2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Seatbelt Use and Drinking and Driving

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 5,558 5,209 93.3 92.4-94.1 282 5.4 4.7- 6.1 67 1.4 1.0- 1.8
GENDER
Male 2,498 2,273 91.0 89.6-92.2 179 6.9 5.9- 8.2 46 2.1 1.5- 2.9
Female 3,060 2,936 95.4 94.2-96.3 103 3.9 3.1- 5.0 21 0.7 0.4- 1.3
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,571 3,347 93.4 92.3-94.3 183 5.3 4.5- 6.3 41 1.3 0.9- 1.9
Non-Hispanic Black 1,012 951 92.0 89.3-94.0 50 6.5 4.8- 8.9 11 1.5 0.7- 3.1
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 148 128 85.3 76.9-91.0 16 11.0 6.4-18.1 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 100 91 90.2 79.0-95.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 108 102 95.7 90.3-98.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 512 485 95.0 92.2-96.9 19 3.4 2.0- 5.9 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 1,113 1,004 89.9 87.6-91.7 86 8.0 6.3-10.0 23 2.2 1.3- 3.4
35-44 768 719 93.7 91.2-95.5 41 5.4 3.7- 7.7 *** *** ***
45-54 885 834 93.9 91.8-95.5 40 4.5 3.2- 6.3 11 1.5 0.8- 3.0
55-64 1,004 959 95.6 93.9-96.9 39 4.1 2.8- 5.8 *** *** ***
65-74 1,025 968 94.9 93.1-96.2 48 3.9 2.8- 5.4 *** *** ***
75+ 654 619 94.6 92.0-96.4 26 3.7 2.4- 5.6 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 504 470 94.1 91.1-96.1 21 2.9 1.7- 4.9 13 3.0 1.6- 5.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,402 1,289 91.4 89.4-93.0 86 6.6 5.2- 8.4 27 2.1 1.3- 3.1
Some Post-H.S. 1,536 1,443 93.8 92.2-95.1 77 5.3 4.1- 6.8 16 0.9 0.5- 1.6
College Graduate 2,097 1,988 94.0 92.5-95.2 98 5.5 4.3- 6.8 11 0.6 0.3- 1.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,624 1,520 93.7 92.1-95.1 76 4.4 3.3- 5.7 28 1.9 1.2- 3.0
No 3,915 3,670 93.1 92.0-94.0 206 5.8 4.9- 6.8 39 1.2 0.8- 1.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 727 666 91.5 88.8-93.7 47 6.3 4.5- 8.6 14 2.2 1.2- 4.1
Non-Veteran 4,822 4,534 93.5 92.6-94.3 235 5.2 4.5- 6.1 53 1.2 0.9- 1.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,923 2,711 92.0 90.7-93.1 175 6.6 5.6- 7.8 37 1.4 1.0- 2.0
Unemployed 334 304 91.7 87.0-94.8 19 4.7 2.7- 7.9 11 3.6 1.6- 8.1
Retired 1,507 1,432 95.5 94.1-96.6 61 3.2 2.4- 4.3 14 1.3 0.7- 2.5
Unable to Work 407 392 96.8 94.0-98.3 12 2.7 1.3- 5.4 *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 349 333 94.6 90.8-96.9 15 5.2 3.0- 9.0 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 389 367 95.1 91.5-97.2 18 4.1 2.2- 7.7 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 746 709 94.9 92.5-96.5 27 3.2 2.0- 4.9 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 462 421 90.9 87.0-93.7 33 7.7 5.1-11.5 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 640 594 92.6 89.7-94.7 43 6.9 4.9- 9.8 *** *** ***
$50,000-74,999 679 625 91.8 89.2-93.9 45 6.6 4.8- 8.9 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 1,540 1,453 93.1 91.3-94.6 73 5.9 4.5- 7.6 14 1.0 0.5- 1.8
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,102 1,040 94.1 92.0-95.6 43 3.9 2.8- 5.6 19 2.0 1.1- 3.6
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 156 148 96.4 92.1-98.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 504 476 95.0 92.0-97.0 21 3.5 2.0- 6.3 *** *** ***
101% to 150% 573 530 92.3 89.2-94.6 36 6.2 4.1- 9.1 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 484 452 91.6 87.7-94.4 28 7.2 4.7-10.8 *** *** ***
More than 200% 2,713 2,540 92.9 91.6-94.0 146 6.0 5.0- 7.2 27 1.1 0.7- 1.7
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,102 1,040 94.1 92.0-95.6 43 3.9 2.8- 5.6 19 2.0 1.1- 3.6
HOUSING
Own 3,683 3,469 94.1 93.2-95.0 176 4.7 4.0- 5.6 38 1.2 0.8- 1.7
Rent 1,443 1,342 92.0 90.0-93.6 81 6.5 5.0- 8.4 20 1.5 0.9- 2.5
Other arrangement 386 353 89.5 84.4-93.1 25 8.2 5.1-12.8 *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,690 1,594 93.6 92.0-94.9 74 5.0 3.8- 6.4 22 1.5 0.9- 2.4
Regional City or Suburban County 1,522 1,443 94.3 92.6-95.6 64 4.7 3.5- 6.2 15 1.0 0.6- 1.9
Rural 2,346 2,172 92.2 90.7-93.4 144 6.3 5.2- 7.6 30 1.5 1.0- 2.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,547 1,439 92.6 90.9-94.1 93 6.2 4.9- 7.8 15 1.2 0.6- 2.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,717 1,615 93.5 91.9-94.8 81 5.2 4.1- 6.8 21 1.3 0.8- 2.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,294 2,155 93.4 92.0-94.6 108 5.1 4.1- 6.3 31 1.5 1.0- 2.3
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,736 1,629 93.5 92.0-94.8 82 4.9 3.8- 6.3 25 1.6 1.0- 2.5
2nd Quartile 1,480 1,388 93.0 91.2-94.4 76 5.7 4.5- 7.3 16 1.3 0.7- 2.4
3rd Quartile 1,546 1,457 93.7 92.1-95.1 72 5.2 3.9- 6.8 17 1.1 0.6- 1.8
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 796 735 92.4 89.6-94.4 52 6.1 4.4- 8.4 *** *** ***

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2020 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Based on 2020 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

4Quartile of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Social Vulnerability Index
(https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/placeandhealth/svi/index.html) for respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2020 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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