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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Seatbelt Use--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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%)
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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,414 5,084 92.8 91.8-93.6 266 6.0 5.2- 6.9 64 1.3 0.9- 1.7
No 790 728 90.3 86.9-92.9 51 8.1 5.8-11.4 *** *** ***
Body Mass Index
Underweight 90 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,783 1,701 93.7 91.8-95.1 70 5.5 4.2- 7.3 *** *** ***
Overweight 2,093 1,962 93.4 92.0-94.6 105 5.5 4.4- 6.8 26 1.1 0.7- 1.8
Obese 1,722 1,569 88.9 86.6-90.9 124 9.2 7.4-11.4 29 1.9 1.2- 2.9
Current Smoker
Yes 1,029 919 87.1 84.2-89.6 91 11.0 8.7-13.8 19 1.9 1.0- 3.4
No 5,155 4,875 93.6 92.6-94.4 224 5.3 4.5- 6.2 56 1.2 0.8- 1.6
History of CVD**
Yes 706 672 95.3 93.0-96.9 23 2.8 1.7- 4.6 *** *** ***
No 5,466 5,112 92.1 91.0-93.0 291 6.7 5.8- 7.7 63 1.2 0.9- 1.7
Binge Drinker
Yes 712 640 87.9 84.4-90.7 58 10.3 7.7-13.6 *** *** ***
No 5,308 5,001 93.1 92.1-94.0 250 5.7 4.9- 6.7 57 1.2 0.9- 1.6
Heavy Drinker
Yes 278 242 84.7 78.3-89.5 27 13.1 8.5-19.6 *** *** ***
No 5,734 5,392 92.8 91.8-93.7 279 6.0 5.2- 6.9 63 1.2 0.9- 1.6
COPD
Yes 523 490 92.6 89.2-95.1 23 5.0 3.1- 8.1 *** *** ***
No 5,671 5,313 92.3 91.3-93.2 292 6.5 5.6- 7.4 66 1.2 0.9- 1.7
Current Asthma
Yes 527 488 90.1 85.9-93.2 31 7.4 4.9-11.1 *** *** ***
No 5,664 5,312 92.5 91.5-93.4 285 6.3 5.4- 7.2 67 1.2 0.9- 1.6
Diabetes
Yes 793 737 92.0 89.2-94.1 36 5.3 3.6- 7.7 20 2.8 1.7- 4.5
No 5,421 5,083 92.4 91.4-93.3 282 6.5 5.6- 7.5 56 1.1 0.8- 1.6
Disability
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
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,927 1,812 92.9 91.1-94.3 88 5.4 4.2- 6.9 27 1.8 1.1- 2.8
No 4,294 4,015 92.2 91.0-93.2 230 6.7 5.7- 7.8 49 1.1 0.8- 1.6

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**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

†Chronic diseases include heart disease (heart attack/stoke/angina), current asthma, skin cancer, other cancer, COPD, arthritis, depression, kidney disease and diabetes.

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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