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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Seatbelt Use-Females

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
-FEMALES 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
Non-Hispanic White 2,315 2,190 93.8 92.3-95.1 112 5.6 4.4- 7.1 13 0.6 0.3- 1.1
Non-Hispanic Black 719 677 93.7 91.2-95.5 37 5.7 3.9- 8.1 *** *** ***
Other 58 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 626 558 88.1 84.3-91.1 57 9.8 7.2-13.3 11 2.1 0.9- 4.7
35-44 457 434 94.6 91.5-96.6 21 4.9 3.0- 7.9 *** *** ***
45-54 539 519 97.5 95.8-98.5 18 2.3 1.3- 3.9 *** *** ***
55-64 670 648 96.4 94.1-97.9 18 3.1 1.8- 5.5 *** *** ***
65-74 652 616 92.8 89.2-95.2 32 6.1 3.9- 9.3 *** *** ***
75+ 439 419 95.8 93.2-97.5 19 4.0 2.4- 6.6 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 333 315 93.4 88.0-96.4 12 3.2 1.6- 6.5 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 902 852 93.1 90.6-95.0 44 6.2 4.4- 8.7 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 1,034 971 93.0 90.3-95.0 55 6.4 4.5- 9.0 *** *** ***
College Graduate 1,145 1,087 94.6 92.7-95.9 54 5.1 3.7- 6.9 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 352 336 95.1 91.2-97.3 11 3.9 1.9- 7.8 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 591 562 92.7 88.4-95.4 24 5.4 3.4- 8.4 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 311 289 92.4 87.7-95.4 22 7.6 4.6-12.3 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 423 404 94.7 91.2-96.9 18 5.0 2.9- 8.6 *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 415 400 96.3 93.6-97.9 14 3.4 1.9- 6.1 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 666 633 95.2 92.9-96.7 31 4.5 3.0- 6.7 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 908 860 93.8 91.3-95.6 39 5.0 3.4- 7.3 *** *** ***
No 2,217 2,098 93.7 92.0-95.0 105 5.4 4.2- 6.9 14 0.9 0.4- 2.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,060 999 92.9 90.2-94.9 49 4.8 3.4- 6.6 12 2.3 1.1- 5.0
No 2,344 2,219 93.9 92.4-95.1 113 5.7 4.5- 7.2 12 0.4 0.2- 0.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 86 82 93.6 80.9-98.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 3,335 3,150 93.5 92.2-94.6 162 5.5 4.5- 6.7 23 0.9 0.5- 1.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 913 849 91.8 88.9-94.0 54 6.7 4.8- 9.3 *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 784 746 94.1 91.5-95.9 32 5.2 3.5- 7.7 *** *** ***
Rural 1,725 1,637 94.5 92.9-95.8 80 4.9 3.7- 6.5 *** *** ***
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,527 1,434 93.1 91.2-94.6 83 5.9 4.6- 7.5 *** *** ***
Unemployed 126 112 90.4 82.4-94.9 12 9.0 4.5-17.0 *** *** ***
Retired 1,008 965 95.5 93.4-96.9 38 4.2 2.8- 6.2 *** *** ***
Unable to Work 350 335 95.2 91.6-97.4 11 2.7 1.4- 5.2 *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 398 375 91.7 86.6-95.0 20 7.3 4.2-12.4 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 141 135 94.4 87.0-97.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 308 284 89.6 83.0-93.9 18 7.1 4.3-11.7 *** *** ***
101% to 150% 532 514 96.2 93.4-97.9 16 3.4 1.9- 6.3 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 229 215 93.9 88.9-96.7 14 6.1 3.3-11.1 *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,530 1,460 95.2 93.7-96.3 66 4.5 3.4- 6.0 *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 701 662 93.3 89.7-95.6 36 6.5 4.1-10.0 *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,251 1,191 94.5 92.5-95.9 50 4.5 3.2- 6.3 *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,470 1,379 92.9 90.8-94.5 80 6.1 4.7- 7.9 11 1.0 0.4- 2.5

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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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