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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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%)
North Carolina 6,247 5,771 91.6 90.6-92.4 407 7.2 6.4- 8.1 69 1.3 0.9- 1.7
-Eastern NC 2,234 2,072 92.0 90.4-93.4 141 7.1 5.8- 8.7 21 0.9 0.5- 1.5
GENDER
Male 1,035 930 88.7 85.8-91.1 86 9.7 7.4-12.5 *** *** ***
Female 1,199 1,142 95.3 93.5-96.6 55 4.6 3.4- 6.4 *** *** ***
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,353 1,247 92.0 90.0-93.6 95 7.4 5.8- 9.4 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Black 599 568 92.9 88.8-95.6 25 6.0 3.5-10.1 *** *** ***
Other 61 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 447 395 88.0 84.1-91.1 46 10.5 7.7-14.2 *** *** ***
35-44 282 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 346 321 93.2 89.4-95.8 21 6.1 3.7-10.0 *** *** ***
55-64 477 456 95.5 92.9-97.2 18 3.8 2.3- 6.2 *** *** ***
65-74 434 405 94.3 91.3-96.3 24 4.8 3.0- 7.7 *** *** ***
75+ 232 216 93.4 88.6-96.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 246 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 679 641 93.9 91.2-95.8 31 5.5 3.6- 8.2 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 682 623 90.2 86.9-92.8 50 8.4 6.1-11.5 *** *** ***
College Graduate 620 570 91.4 88.3-93.8 47 8.0 5.7-11.1 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 220 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 356 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 226 209 91.8 86.3-95.2 15 7.4 4.1-12.9 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 324 296 90.2 84.7-93.9 25 7.9 4.8-12.7 *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 270 250 91.5 86.3-94.8 18 8.0 4.7-13.2 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 431 398 91.9 88.0-94.7 30 7.1 4.5-11.0 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 651 607 92.6 88.9-95.2 36 6.5 4.0-10.2 *** *** ***
No 1,385 1,285 92.5 90.5-94.1 88 6.8 5.3- 8.7 *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 732 680 92.4 89.0-94.8 45 6.9 4.6-10.3 *** *** ***
No 1,495 1,386 91.9 90.0-93.5 95 7.1 5.6- 9.0 *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 421 391 90.3 85.6-93.6 25 8.0 5.1-12.4 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,814 1,682 92.4 90.6-93.9 116 6.9 5.5- 8.6 16 0.7 0.4- 1.2
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 145 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 393 357 88.4 83.6-91.9 31 10.0 6.8-14.6 *** *** ***
Rural 1,698 1,581 92.6 90.7-94.2 102 6.6 5.1- 8.5 *** *** ***
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,088 999 90.9 88.2-93.0 79 8.2 6.2-10.8 *** *** ***
Unemployed 89 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 623 586 94.8 92.4-96.5 32 4.7 3.1- 7.1 *** *** ***
Unable to Work 265 248 92.7 88.0-95.7 14 6.3 3.6-10.9 *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 161 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 74 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 214 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 349 326 91.8 85.5-95.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 165 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,017 940 91.6 89.1-93.6 71 7.8 5.8-10.2 *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 773 718 92.7 90.1-94.7 45 6.4 4.5- 9.0 *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,048 965 90.9 88.4-92.9 74 8.0 6.1-10.4 *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 415 391 93.5 88.9-96.3 22 6.2 3.5-10.9 *** *** ***

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2016
are NOT comparable to 2010 and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Disability Status will be replaced by Functional Disability in 2017. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on the North Carolina Rural Centerís classification. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3Based on 2016 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

4NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2016 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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
**Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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