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?
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%)
North Carolina 5,558 5,209 93.3 92.4-94.1 282 5.4 4.7- 6.1 67 1.4 1.0- 1.8
-MALES 2,498 2,273 91.0 89.6-92.2 179 6.9 5.9- 8.2 46 2.1 1.5- 2.9
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,602 1,448 90.1 88.3-91.6 121 7.5 6.1- 9.1 33 2.4 1.7- 3.6
Non-Hispanic Black 400 367 91.4 87.5-94.1 28 7.1 4.6-10.7 *** *** ***
Other 70 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 564 492 88.2 85.0-90.8 56 9.0 6.8-11.9 16 2.8 1.6- 4.7
35-44 355 324 92.9 89.3-95.3 24 5.5 3.4- 8.8 *** *** ***
45-54 412 376 90.6 86.8-93.4 28 6.8 4.6-10.0 *** *** ***
55-64 446 414 92.8 89.4-95.1 29 6.7 4.5-10.1 *** *** ***
65-74 433 400 92.2 88.5-94.7 26 5.6 3.6- 8.5 *** *** ***
75+ 252 233 91.6 86.2-95.0 15 5.6 3.3- 9.3 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 236 213 91.3 86.3-94.5 14 4.9 2.7- 8.8 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 686 610 89.0 86.1-91.4 56 8.0 6.0-10.6 20 2.9 1.8- 4.7
Some Post-H.S. 653 597 91.9 89.1-94.0 46 6.4 4.6- 8.9 *** *** ***
College Graduate 911 841 91.7 89.3-93.6 63 7.4 5.7- 9.6 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 120 111 95.0 88.3-97.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 320 297 92.6 88.3-95.4 17 4.4 2.6- 7.4 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 209 187 89.8 84.0-93.7 17 7.7 4.4-12.9 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 265 238 90.2 85.4-93.6 25 9.0 5.8-13.6 *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 348 306 87.6 83.1-91.0 35 10.0 7.1-14.0 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 800 735 91.2 88.5-93.3 53 7.1 5.2- 9.6 12 1.7 0.9- 3.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 689 627 92.3 89.8-94.2 44 5.1 3.6- 7.1 18 2.6 1.5- 4.4
No 1,796 1,633 90.4 88.7-91.9 135 7.7 6.4- 9.2 28 1.9 1.3- 2.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 632 575 90.6 87.5-93.0 44 6.9 4.9- 9.6 13 2.5 1.3- 4.7
Non-Veteran 1,861 1,693 91.0 89.4-92.4 135 7.0 5.8- 8.4 33 2.0 1.4- 2.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 804 743 92.3 89.9-94.2 49 6.1 4.4- 8.3 12 1.6 0.9- 2.9
Regional City or Suburban County 660 610 92.0 89.2-94.1 39 6.1 4.3- 8.7 11 1.9 1.0- 3.6
Rural 1,034 920 88.9 86.4-90.9 91 8.4 6.7-10.5 23 2.7 1.7- 4.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,495 1,341 89.3 87.4-91.0 125 8.4 6.9-10.2 29 2.3 1.5- 3.3
Unemployed 137 121 90.7 84.0-94.8 11 6.4 3.2-12.2 *** *** ***
Retired 600 559 93.1 90.2-95.2 31 4.3 3.0- 6.3 *** *** ***
Unable to Work 172 163 96.0 90.8-98.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 75 71 96.0 88.7-98.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 42 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 204 188 94.2 89.4-96.9 11 3.8 1.8- 8.1 *** *** ***
101% to 150% 247 225 90.1 84.7-93.8 17 7.1 4.1-12.0 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 197 178 89.8 83.8-93.8 16 7.6 4.5-12.5 *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,353 1,229 90.3 88.3-92.0 104 8.0 6.4- 9.8 20 1.7 1.0- 2.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 682 607 88.3 85.1-90.9 63 9.5 7.2-12.4 12 2.2 1.1- 4.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 756 691 91.2 88.5-93.3 50 6.6 4.8- 9.0 15 2.2 1.2- 3.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,060 975 92.0 90.0-93.7 66 6.0 4.5- 7.8 19 2.0 1.2- 3.3
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 790 724 91.1 88.5-93.2 49 6.1 4.4- 8.3 17 2.8 1.7- 4.6
2nd Quartile 668 609 91.0 88.2-93.2 49 7.5 5.5-10.1 *** *** ***
3rd Quartile 681 623 91.5 88.9-93.6 47 6.7 4.9- 9.1 11 1.8 0.9- 3.3
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 359 317 89.0 84.4-92.3 34 8.2 5.6-11.8 *** *** ***

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

2Based on 2020 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. 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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