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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Seatbelt Use-Non-Hispanic White

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
-Non-Hispanic White 4,236 3,921 91.9 90.7-92.9 272 7.1 6.1- 8.2 43 1.1 0.7- 1.6
GENDER
Male 1,921 1,731 89.7 87.9-91.3 160 8.6 7.2-10.3 30 1.6 1.0- 2.6
Female 2,315 2,190 93.8 92.3-95.1 112 5.6 4.4- 7.1 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 722 636 87.9 84.6-90.5 76 10.9 8.4-14.1 *** *** ***
35-44 476 446 93.4 90.2-95.6 27 5.8 3.7- 8.8 *** *** ***
45-54 647 602 93.8 91.2-95.7 39 5.2 3.6- 7.6 *** *** ***
55-64 866 811 92.8 90.3-94.7 46 6.1 4.3- 8.5 *** *** ***
65-74 927 863 92.2 89.5-94.2 54 6.6 4.7- 9.1 *** *** ***
75+ 563 530 94.1 91.3-96.0 28 4.9 3.2- 7.5 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 309 286 93.0 88.7-95.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,064 987 91.3 88.7-93.3 66 7.5 5.7- 9.8 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 1,283 1,164 90.3 87.9-92.2 98 8.4 6.6-10.7 21 1.3 0.8- 2.2
College Graduate 1,572 1,478 93.9 92.4-95.2 90 5.8 4.6- 7.4 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 299 269 89.3 83.7-93.1 19 7.5 4.4-12.7 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 548 513 92.9 89.6-95.2 27 5.5 3.5- 8.6 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 364 331 89.2 84.4-92.7 30 10.1 6.7-14.9 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 543 502 92.7 89.4-95.0 36 6.5 4.3- 9.6 *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 617 573 91.4 88.0-93.9 40 7.3 5.2-10.2 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 1,168 1,092 93.3 91.3-94.8 72 6.4 4.9- 8.3 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,104 1,024 91.5 88.9-93.5 60 5.9 4.3- 7.9 20 2.6 1.5- 4.6
No 2,677 2,473 91.8 90.4-93.1 181 7.4 6.2- 8.9 23 0.7 0.5- 1.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,228 1,138 92.2 90.0-93.9 74 6.2 4.7- 8.2 *** *** ***
No 2,993 2,770 91.8 90.4-93.0 197 7.4 6.2- 8.7 26 0.8 0.5- 1.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 669 621 92.1 89.2-94.3 39 6.7 4.7- 9.5 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 3,566 3,300 91.9 90.6-93.0 232 7.1 6.0- 8.3 34 1.1 0.7- 1.6
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY2
Urban 978 921 93.6 91.2-95.3 54 6.1 4.4- 8.5 *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 1,009 924 90.8 88.4-92.7 72 8.0 6.2-10.3 *** *** ***
Rural 2,250 2,077 91.4 89.6-92.9 146 7.1 5.8- 8.7 27 1.5 0.9- 2.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,098 1,913 90.8 89.2-92.2 163 8.1 6.8- 9.7 22 1.0 0.6- 1.8
Unemployed 123 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 1,370 1,293 94.0 92.2-95.4 66 5.3 3.9- 7.0 *** *** ***
Unable to Work 322 300 93.1 88.8-95.9 15 3.5 2.0- 6.0 *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 309 288 90.4 84.2-94.3 20 9.2 5.3-15.3 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 81 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 239 215 89.5 83.5-93.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 550 510 93.2 90.2-95.3 32 5.8 3.8- 8.8 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 285 264 90.8 85.4-94.3 18 8.1 4.8-13.5 *** *** ***
More than 200% 2,351 2,183 92.2 90.7-93.5 153 7.0 5.8- 8.4 *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 778 717 89.3 85.3-92.3 52 9.1 6.4-12.8 *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,665 1,525 90.8 88.9-92.5 116 7.5 6.0- 9.3 24 1.7 1.1- 2.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,794 1,680 93.3 91.6-94.6 104 6.2 5.0- 7.8 *** *** ***

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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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