2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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
-Piedmont NC 2,711 2,562 93.6 92.4-94.7 119 5.0 4.1- 6.2 30 1.3 0.9- 2.0
GENDER
Male 1,230 1,137 92.1 90.2-93.7 73 6.0 4.6- 7.7 20 1.9 1.2- 3.0
Female 1,481 1,425 95.0 93.2-96.3 46 4.2 3.0- 5.8 *** *** ***
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,765 1,675 94.6 93.2-95.7 76 4.5 3.5- 5.8 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Black 515 480 90.6 86.7-93.4 29 7.6 5.1-11.1 *** *** ***
Other 431 407 94.4 91.3-96.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 603 555 90.4 87.1-92.8 35 7.4 5.3-10.4 *** *** ***
35-44 392 367 93.3 89.6-95.8 21 5.9 3.6- 9.6 *** *** ***
45-54 473 448 95.0 92.4-96.8 21 4.0 2.5- 6.4 *** *** ***
55-64 460 444 96.0 93.3-97.7 16 4.0 2.3- 6.7 *** *** ***
65-74 438 418 95.8 93.0-97.5 16 2.8 1.6- 4.8 *** *** ***
75+ 288 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 225 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 600 555 91.7 88.7-94.0 30 5.8 3.8- 8.6 15 2.5 1.4- 4.3
Some Post-H.S. 706 675 94.4 91.9-96.1 29 5.3 3.6- 7.8 *** *** ***
College Graduate 1,174 1,117 94.4 92.5-95.8 52 5.0 3.7- 6.8 *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 689 650 93.8 91.0-95.7 26 3.9 2.5- 6.2 *** *** ***
No 2,007 1,897 93.5 92.1-94.8 93 5.5 4.3- 6.8 17 1.0 0.6- 1.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 278 260 93.1 88.5-96.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 2,426 2,295 93.7 92.4-94.8 106 5.1 4.1- 6.3 25 1.2 0.7- 1.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,510 1,419 92.9 91.2-94.4 78 6.2 4.8- 7.9 13 0.9 0.5- 1.6
Unemployed 176 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 657 629 95.6 93.3-97.2 19 2.2 1.3- 3.7 *** *** ***
Unable to Work 158 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 188 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 163 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 324 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 208 190 91.2 85.4-94.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 278 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 324 301 93.7 90.2-96.0 20 5.3 3.3- 8.5 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 863 812 92.6 90.1-94.6 45 6.6 4.8- 9.1 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 69 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 216 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 244 230 92.8 87.6-95.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 217 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,402 1,319 93.4 91.6-94.8 74 5.9 4.6- 7.6 *** *** ***
HOUSING
Own 1,729 1,647 94.9 93.6-96.0 69 4.1 3.1- 5.3 13 1.0 0.6- 1.8
Rent 771 719 92.0 89.2-94.1 40 6.4 4.5- 9.0 *** *** ***
Other arrangement 186 171 87.7 79.7-92.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,493 1,411 93.5 91.7-94.9 65 5.1 3.9- 6.7 17 1.4 0.8- 2.5
Regional City or Suburban County 670 637 94.1 91.4-96.0 27 5.0 3.3- 7.6 *** *** ***
Rural 548 514 93.4 90.2-95.6 27 4.8 3.1- 7.6 *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 98 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,122 1,064 94.0 92.0-95.6 47 4.8 3.4- 6.8 *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,491 1,408 93.4 91.7-94.8 65 5.1 3.9- 6.7 18 1.4 0.8- 2.5
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 882 835 94.0 91.9-95.6 35 4.5 3.1- 6.4 *** *** ***
2nd Quartile 1,072 1,013 93.2 91.1-94.9 48 5.4 3.9- 7.3 *** *** ***
3rd Quartile 680 642 93.8 91.1-95.8 32 5.5 3.6- 8.2 *** *** ***
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 77 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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