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2014 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 6,915 6,475 92.5 91.7-93.3 362 6.0 5.3- 6.7 78 1.5 1.1- 1.9
GENDER
Male 2,925 2,646 89.2 87.8-90.6 224 8.6 7.4- 9.9 55 2.2 1.6- 3.0
Female 3,990 3,829 95.5 94.6-96.3 138 3.6 3.0- 4.5 23 0.8 0.5- 1.4
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,753 4,461 92.8 91.8-93.7 239 5.9 5.1- 6.8 53 1.4 1.0- 1.9
Non-Hispanic Black 1,285 1,186 90.7 88.5-92.5 85 7.6 6.0- 9.6 14 1.7 1.0- 3.0
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 106 100 94.5 87.8-97.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 231 213 89.7 82.1-94.3 14 6.6 3.4-12.5 *** *** ***
Hispanic 460 444 97.2 95.0-98.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 1,187 1,070 89.8 87.7-91.7 88 7.3 5.8- 9.2 29 2.9 1.9- 4.3
35-44 908 847 92.8 90.6-94.5 53 6.2 4.7- 8.3 *** *** ***
45-54 1,049 979 92.1 89.9-93.8 62 7.1 5.5- 9.2 *** *** ***
55-64 1,447 1,381 95.7 94.4-96.7 53 3.6 2.7- 4.8 13 0.7 0.4- 1.3
65-74 1,318 1,242 93.9 92.1-95.3 66 4.9 3.7- 6.4 *** *** ***
75+ 920 879 95.3 93.3-96.7 31 3.9 2.5- 5.8 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 847 797 92.5 89.7-94.6 33 4.8 3.2- 7.2 17 2.7 1.5- 4.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,889 1,737 90.3 88.4-91.8 121 7.4 6.1- 9.0 31 2.3 1.5- 3.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,836 1,726 93.2 91.6-94.4 98 6.0 4.8- 7.4 12 0.9 0.5- 1.6
College Graduate 2,315 2,191 94.3 93.0-95.3 106 5.1 4.1- 6.4 18 0.6 0.3- 1.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 734 686 90.8 87.5-93.3 32 6.0 4.0- 8.9 16 3.2 1.8- 5.6
$15,000- 24,999 1,128 1,051 92.3 90.0-94.1 57 4.7 3.5- 6.3 20 2.9 1.7- 5.0
$25,000- 34,999 688 655 95.4 93.1-96.9 30 4.2 2.7- 6.3 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 811 747 91.3 88.7-93.4 56 7.7 5.8-10.2 *** *** ***
$50,000-74,999 771 719 91.4 88.6-93.6 44 7.5 5.4-10.2 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 1,422 1,335 92.4 90.3-94.0 77 7.0 5.4- 9.1 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,903 1,799 93.7 92.2-95.0 85 5.2 4.0- 6.6 19 1.1 0.6- 1.9
No 4,965 4,631 92.2 91.1-93.1 276 6.3 5.5- 7.2 58 1.6 1.2- 2.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 952 870 90.8 88.3-92.8 62 7.3 5.5- 9.7 20 1.9 1.1- 3.2
Non-Veteran 5,958 5,601 92.8 91.9-93.6 300 5.8 5.1- 6.6 57 1.4 1.0- 1.9
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 3,953 3,690 92.1 90.9-93.1 212 6.1 5.2- 7.1 51 1.8 1.3- 2.5
No 2,962 2,785 93.1 91.8-94.2 150 5.9 4.9- 7.1 27 1.1 0.6- 1.7

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2014 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2014 Annual Results Technical Notes for more 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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