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2016 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 6,247 5,771 91.6 90.6-92.4 407 7.2 6.4- 8.1 69 1.3 0.9- 1.7
GENDER
Male 2,825 2,539 89.5 87.9-90.8 241 8.9 7.7-10.3 45 1.6 1.1- 2.3
Female 3,422 3,232 93.5 92.2-94.6 166 5.6 4.6- 6.8 24 0.9 0.5- 1.7
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,237 3,922 91.9 90.7-92.9 272 7.1 6.1- 8.2 43 1.1 0.7- 1.6
Non-Hispanic Black 1,195 1,100 90.9 88.6-92.8 81 7.9 6.2-10.2 14 1.1 0.6- 2.0
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 103 93 87.0 76.4-93.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 227 204 89.8 81.2-94.8 21 6.9 3.6-12.8 *** *** ***
Hispanic 419 396 93.2 89.4-95.7 15 4.5 2.6- 7.7 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 1,257 1,098 87.0 84.6-89.1 135 10.8 9.0-13.1 24 2.1 1.3- 3.6
35-44 836 785 93.0 90.4-95.0 46 6.3 4.5- 8.9 *** *** ***
45-54 1,003 941 94.2 92.3-95.7 51 4.7 3.4- 6.5 11 1.1 0.5- 2.2
55-64 1,218 1,146 93.7 91.8-95.2 62 5.4 4.0- 7.2 *** *** ***
65-74 1,173 1,092 92.6 90.3-94.3 68 6.2 4.6- 8.3 13 1.2 0.6- 2.5
75+ 689 647 94.3 91.9-96.0 37 4.9 3.4- 7.1 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 671 626 91.9 88.4-94.4 31 5.5 3.6- 8.4 14 2.6 1.3- 5.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,690 1,561 91.2 89.3-92.7 109 7.6 6.2- 9.4 20 1.2 0.7- 2.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,817 1,658 90.5 88.6-92.2 132 8.1 6.6- 9.9 27 1.4 0.9- 2.2
College Graduate 2,055 1,914 93.1 91.7-94.3 133 6.5 5.3- 7.8 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 573 524 91.1 87.6-93.7 32 6.5 4.3- 9.7 17 2.4 1.3- 4.4
$15,000- 24,999 1,010 946 91.9 88.9-94.1 52 6.4 4.6- 8.9 12 1.7 0.7- 4.1
$25,000- 34,999 592 544 91.1 87.8-93.5 44 8.4 6.0-11.6 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 767 707 91.5 88.6-93.7 52 6.9 5.0- 9.6 *** *** ***
$50,000-74,999 815 756 91.7 88.9-93.8 53 7.1 5.3- 9.5 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 1,409 1,311 92.8 91.0-94.3 91 6.7 5.2- 8.4 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,577 1,467 91.9 89.7-93.6 85 6.1 4.6- 8.0 25 2.1 1.2- 3.5
No 4,030 3,716 91.5 90.3-92.6 272 7.4 6.4- 8.5 42 1.1 0.7- 1.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,828 1,693 91.6 89.5-93.3 109 6.3 5.0- 8.1 26 2.1 1.2- 3.6
No 4,393 4,058 91.7 90.5-92.7 293 7.4 6.5- 8.5 42 0.9 0.6- 1.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 906 835 90.9 88.2-93.1 60 7.8 5.9-10.4 11 1.2 0.6- 2.6
Non-Veteran 5,339 4,935 91.7 90.6-92.6 346 7.1 6.2- 8.0 58 1.3 0.9- 1.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,701 1,573 92.0 90.2-93.5 111 6.8 5.5- 8.4 17 1.2 0.6- 2.3
Regional City or Suburban County 1,414 1,302 91.1 89.1-92.8 94 7.6 6.1- 9.6 18 1.3 0.8- 2.1
Rural 3,135 2,899 91.5 90.0-92.8 202 7.2 6.1- 8.6 34 1.3 0.8- 2.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 3,180 2,906 90.5 89.2-91.8 237 8.1 7.0- 9.4 37 1.4 0.9- 2.1
Unemployed 243 220 92.0 87.2-95.1 19 7.2 4.2-11.9 *** *** ***
Retired 1,728 1,628 94.3 92.8-95.5 87 5.0 3.9- 6.5 13 0.7 0.3- 1.2
Unable to Work 573 538 93.6 90.6-95.8 24 3.8 2.3- 6.1 11 2.6 1.3- 5.2
Other not in Labor Force 500 459 89.7 85.5-92.9 37 9.2 6.2-13.4 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 205 193 93.9 88.9-96.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 551 499 88.9 84.6-92.1 38 7.8 5.4-11.1 14 3.3 1.5- 7.4
101% to 150% 932 875 93.7 91.2-95.6 48 5.7 3.9- 8.2 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 423 392 91.4 87.3-94.3 27 7.7 4.9-11.7 *** *** ***
More than 200% 3,005 2,786 92.0 90.7-93.2 198 7.1 6.0- 8.3 21 0.9 0.5- 1.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,249 1,151 90.6 87.9-92.7 84 8.1 6.2-10.6 14 1.3 0.5- 3.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 2,279 2,098 90.9 89.3-92.4 151 7.5 6.2- 9.0 30 1.6 1.1- 2.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,722 2,525 92.2 90.8-93.4 172 6.7 5.7- 8.0 25 1.0 0.6- 1.8

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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.

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