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2015 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 6,221 5,827 92.3 91.4-93.2 318 6.3 5.6- 7.2 76 1.3 1.0- 1.7
GENDER
Male 2,649 2,399 89.4 87.7-90.8 199 8.8 7.4-10.4 51 1.8 1.3- 2.5
Female 3,572 3,428 95.1 94.0-95.9 119 4.1 3.3- 5.1 25 0.8 0.5- 1.4
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,224 3,966 92.9 91.8-93.8 205 5.9 5.0- 6.9 53 1.3 0.9- 1.8
Non-Hispanic Black 1,179 1,094 91.2 88.8-93.1 74 7.6 5.9- 9.9 11 1.2 0.6- 2.4
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 89 83 90.8 77.6-96.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 202 191 91.6 79.0-97.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 449 425 92.7 88.4-95.5 17 6.2 3.6-10.6 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 1,131 1,017 88.8 86.2-90.9 97 9.7 7.7-12.1 17 1.5 0.9- 2.7
35-44 883 823 92.7 90.4-94.5 51 6.5 4.8- 8.8 *** *** ***
45-54 1,092 1,018 92.2 90.0-94.0 63 6.7 5.1- 8.7 11 1.1 0.6- 2.3
55-64 1,261 1,199 94.7 92.9-96.1 45 3.7 2.6- 5.2 17 1.6 0.9- 2.9
65-74 1,080 1,028 95.1 93.0-96.6 42 4.2 2.8- 6.3 *** *** ***
75+ 699 670 95.2 92.7-96.9 18 2.4 1.4- 4.1 11 2.3 1.2- 4.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 639 591 90.0 86.5-92.7 32 6.8 4.6-10.0 16 3.2 1.8- 5.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,695 1,566 90.5 88.5-92.2 106 8.2 6.6-10.2 23 1.3 0.8- 2.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,726 1,612 92.8 91.0-94.3 90 6.1 4.7- 7.9 24 1.0 0.6- 1.6
College Graduate 2,136 2,036 95.2 94.0-96.1 89 4.2 3.4- 5.3 11 0.6 0.3- 1.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 567 514 89.8 86.1-92.6 39 7.2 5.0-10.3 14 3.0 1.5- 5.9
$15,000- 24,999 1,017 960 93.1 90.8-94.8 38 5.1 3.6- 7.2 19 1.8 1.1- 3.2
$25,000- 34,999 551 515 91.2 86.4-94.4 30 7.8 4.7-12.7 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 709 668 91.3 87.5-94.0 35 7.7 5.1-11.4 *** *** ***
$50,000-74,999 789 732 91.3 88.4-93.5 49 7.1 5.2- 9.7 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 1,377 1,305 94.1 92.3-95.5 64 5.6 4.2- 7.3 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,682 1,570 92.8 91.1-94.2 86 5.9 4.6- 7.5 26 1.3 0.8- 2.1
No 4,516 4,235 92.2 91.0-93.2 231 6.5 5.6- 7.6 50 1.3 0.9- 1.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 839 781 92.9 90.4-94.7 40 5.0 3.4- 7.1 18 2.2 1.2- 3.8
Non-Veteran 5,364 5,030 92.3 91.2-93.2 277 6.6 5.7- 7.5 57 1.2 0.8- 1.6
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 1,831 1,730 93.0 91.2-94.4 91 6.3 4.9- 8.0 *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban 1,362 1,288 93.2 91.0-94.9 59 5.9 4.3- 8.2 15 0.9 0.5- 1.5
Rural 3,028 2,809 91.4 89.9-92.6 168 6.6 5.5- 7.9 51 2.0 1.4- 2.8

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2015 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2015 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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