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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Seatbelt Use-Males

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
-MALES 2,825 2,539 89.5 87.9-90.8 241 8.9 7.7-10.3 45 1.6 1.1- 2.3
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,921 1,731 89.7 87.9-91.3 160 8.6 7.2-10.3 30 1.6 1.0- 2.6
Non-Hispanic Black 476 423 87.4 83.0-90.7 44 10.8 7.7-15.1 *** *** ***
Other 45 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 631 540 86.0 82.6-88.8 78 11.9 9.3-15.0 13 2.2 1.1- 4.2
35-44 378 350 91.4 86.7-94.5 25 7.8 4.8-12.4 *** *** ***
45-54 464 422 90.7 87.0-93.5 33 7.3 4.9-10.8 *** *** ***
55-64 548 498 90.7 87.3-93.2 44 7.9 5.6-11.1 *** *** ***
65-74 520 475 92.4 89.3-94.6 36 6.4 4.4- 9.3 *** *** ***
75+ 250 228 91.9 87.1-95.0 18 6.3 3.7-10.7 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 337 310 90.5 85.2-94.0 19 7.7 4.5-12.9 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 788 709 89.2 86.3-91.6 65 9.0 6.9-11.7 14 1.7 0.8- 3.7
Some Post-H.S. 783 687 87.6 84.6-90.1 77 10.1 7.8-12.9 19 2.3 1.4- 3.9
College Graduate 909 826 91.4 89.0-93.2 79 8.1 6.3-10.4 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 220 187 85.8 79.1-90.7 21 10.0 6.0-16.2 12 4.2 2.0- 8.6
$15,000- 24,999 419 384 90.9 86.2-94.1 28 7.7 4.7-12.3 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 281 255 89.8 84.7-93.3 22 9.2 5.8-14.2 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 344 303 87.8 82.7-91.6 34 9.1 6.0-13.6 *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 400 356 87.7 83.0-91.2 39 10.2 7.3-14.3 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 743 678 90.8 87.9-93.0 60 8.5 6.3-11.4 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 669 607 89.6 85.6-92.5 46 7.3 4.9-10.8 16 3.1 1.6- 6.0
No 1,810 1,615 89.1 87.3-90.7 167 9.5 8.0-11.3 28 1.4 0.9- 2.1
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 766 692 89.8 86.4-92.5 60 8.4 5.9-11.6 14 1.8 0.9- 3.5
No 2,048 1,838 89.4 87.6-90.9 180 9.2 7.8-10.8 30 1.5 0.9- 2.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 819 752 90.6 87.8-92.9 57 8.1 6.0-10.8 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 2,003 1,784 89.1 87.3-90.7 184 9.2 7.8-10.9 35 1.7 1.1- 2.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 788 724 92.2 89.9-94.1 57 6.9 5.2- 9.1 *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 628 554 87.6 84.3-90.3 62 10.5 8.0-13.7 12 1.9 1.0- 3.4
Rural 1,409 1,261 88.2 85.6-90.4 122 9.7 7.7-12.1 26 2.1 1.2- 3.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,653 1,472 88.4 86.3-90.2 154 9.9 8.3-11.9 27 1.7 1.0- 2.7
Unemployed 117 108 93.8 87.5-97.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 719 662 92.9 90.5-94.8 49 6.0 4.3- 8.4 *** *** ***
Unable to Work 223 203 91.4 85.4-95.1 13 5.3 2.7-10.1 *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 101 83 82.8 73.2-89.5 17 15.9 9.6-25.4 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 63 57 93.1 84.3-97.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 243 215 88.1 81.9-92.3 20 8.5 5.0-14.1 *** *** ***
101% to 150% 400 361 90.8 86.2-94.0 32 8.3 5.2-12.9 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 194 177 89.0 81.9-93.5 13 9.2 5.0-16.2 *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,475 1,326 89.2 87.0-91.0 132 9.4 7.7-11.4 17 1.4 0.8- 2.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 547 488 87.7 83.2-91.1 48 9.9 7.0-13.8 11 2.3 0.9- 6.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,027 906 86.9 84.1-89.4 101 10.8 8.6-13.5 20 2.2 1.3- 3.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,251 1,145 91.5 89.5-93.2 92 7.4 5.9- 9.4 14 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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