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2016 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 6,247 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 *** *** ***
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,524 5,118 92.0 91.0-92.8 352 7.0 6.2- 7.9 54 1.1 0.8- 1.5
No 706 639 89.2 85.5-92.0 52 8.2 5.9-11.3 *** *** ***
Body Mass Index
Underweight 92 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,766 1,645 92.4 90.6-93.9 111 7.0 5.6- 8.8 *** *** ***
Overweight 2,077 1,925 91.7 89.9-93.1 130 7.1 5.8- 8.6 *** *** ***
Obese 1,878 1,721 91.0 89.2-92.5 133 7.5 6.1- 9.2 24 1.5 0.9- 2.4
Current Smoker
Yes 1,057 967 90.7 88.1-92.8 67 7.5 5.6-10.0 23 1.8 1.0- 2.9
No 5,160 4,778 91.8 90.7-92.7 336 7.1 6.2- 8.0 46 1.2 0.8- 1.7
History of CVD**
Yes 757 700 91.0 88.0-93.4 46 6.5 4.7- 9.0 *** *** ***
No 5,430 5,015 91.6 90.6-92.5 358 7.2 6.4- 8.2 57 1.1 0.8- 1.6
Binge Drinker
Yes 761 667 86.3 82.8-89.2 80 10.6 8.2-13.5 *** *** ***
No 5,275 4,913 92.5 91.5-93.4 314 6.6 5.8- 7.6 48 0.9 0.6- 1.2
Heavy Drinker
Yes 384 335 85.5 79.8-89.7 44 11.9 8.5-16.3 *** *** ***
No 5,628 5,223 92.1 91.1-93.0 347 6.8 6.0- 7.8 58 1.1 0.8- 1.5
COPD
Yes 507 473 92.6 89.0-95.0 25 4.9 3.1- 7.8 *** *** ***
No 5,724 5,282 91.4 90.4-92.4 382 7.4 6.5- 8.3 60 1.2 0.8- 1.6
Current Asthma
Yes 509 480 94.0 90.7-96.2 24 4.5 2.7- 7.3 *** *** ***
No 5,708 5,261 91.3 90.3-92.2 383 7.5 6.6- 8.4 64 1.2 0.9- 1.7
Diabetes
Yes 860 796 91.6 88.8-93.7 51 6.6 4.8- 9.0 *** *** ***
No 5,381 4,969 91.5 90.5-92.5 356 7.3 6.4- 8.2 56 1.2 0.8- 1.7
Disability1
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
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,969 1,836 92.1 90.3-93.5 110 6.5 5.2- 8.1 23 1.5 0.9- 2.4
No 4,279 3,936 91.4 90.2-92.4 297 7.4 6.5- 8.5 46 1.2 0.8- 1.8

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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 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 phasing out next year, being replaced by Functional Disability.

^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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