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%)
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
-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
GENDER
Male 1,602 1,448 90.1 88.3-91.6 121 7.5 6.1- 9.1 33 2.4 1.7- 3.6
Female 1,969 1,899 96.4 95.2-97.3 62 3.3 2.4- 4.5 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 631 574 90.7 87.9-93.0 44 7.4 5.4-10.1 13 1.9 1.1- 3.3
35-44 400 373 94.1 91.0-96.2 24 5.2 3.3- 8.3 *** *** ***
45-54 546 508 92.0 88.8-94.3 29 5.8 3.9- 8.4 *** *** ***
55-64 700 668 95.2 93.0-96.8 28 4.4 2.9- 6.6 *** *** ***
65-74 732 690 95.1 93.1-96.5 36 3.8 2.7- 5.5 *** *** ***
75+ 506 481 94.4 91.2-96.5 20 3.9 2.4- 6.3 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 195 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 845 776 91.1 88.5-93.1 53 6.8 5.0- 9.2 16 2.1 1.2- 3.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,018 963 94.6 92.7-96.0 43 4.3 3.1- 6.0 *** *** ***
College Graduate 1,506 1,421 93.8 92.2-95.1 79 5.8 4.5- 7.3 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 188 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 381 362 94.1 90.5-96.4 14 3.6 2.0- 6.2 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 263 241 92.6 87.9-95.6 18 5.9 3.3-10.5 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 411 387 95.1 92.4-96.9 21 4.1 2.5- 6.6 *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 488 446 90.9 87.5-93.4 37 7.8 5.5-10.8 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 1,188 1,119 93.1 91.1-94.7 57 5.8 4.3- 7.7 *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,070 1,002 94.1 92.3-95.6 50 4.3 3.1- 5.9 18 1.6 0.9- 2.6
No 2,492 2,336 93.1 91.7-94.2 133 5.7 4.7- 6.9 23 1.2 0.8- 1.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 486 444 90.9 87.4-93.5 32 6.5 4.4- 9.4 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 3,081 2,899 93.7 92.6-94.7 151 5.1 4.3- 6.2 31 1.1 0.8- 1.7
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 992 934 94.0 92.0-95.5 49 5.1 3.7- 6.9 *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 1,020 971 94.8 92.9-96.2 41 4.3 3.0- 6.1 *** *** ***
Rural 1,559 1,442 91.8 89.9-93.3 93 6.3 5.0- 7.9 24 1.9 1.2- 3.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,839 1,701 92.0 90.4-93.3 113 6.5 5.3- 7.9 25 1.5 1.0- 2.3
Unemployed 177 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 1,106 1,054 95.4 93.7-96.7 44 3.4 2.4- 4.7 *** *** ***
Unable to Work 225 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 209 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 56 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 225 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 307 288 93.8 89.9-96.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 310 290 93.0 88.5-95.8 16 5.2 3.0- 9.0 *** *** ***
More than 200% 2,008 1,877 92.8 91.3-94.1 112 6.1 4.9- 7.5 19 1.1 0.7- 1.8
HOUSING
Own 2,664 2,501 93.7 92.5-94.7 134 5.1 4.2- 6.1 29 1.3 0.8- 2.0
Rent 677 632 92.7 89.7-94.8 38 6.1 4.1- 9.0 *** *** ***
Other arrangement 207 191 91.4 85.3-95.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 853 797 92.1 89.6-94.1 48 6.7 4.9- 9.0 *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,177 1,104 93.9 92.0-95.3 57 4.7 3.5- 6.4 16 1.4 0.8- 2.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,541 1,446 93.5 91.9-94.8 78 5.2 4.0- 6.6 17 1.3 0.8- 2.2
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,285 1,206 93.5 91.6-94.9 62 4.9 3.7- 6.5 17 1.7 1.0- 2.8
2nd Quartile 963 903 93.3 91.2-95.0 51 5.7 4.2- 7.7 *** *** ***
3rd Quartile 949 890 93.7 91.6-95.2 48 5.2 3.8- 7.2 *** *** ***
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 374 348 92.3 88.2-95.1 22 5.9 3.7- 9.3 *** *** ***

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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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