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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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%)
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
-Piedmont NC 2,828 2,607 91.7 90.3-92.8 185 7.0 5.9- 8.2 36 1.4 0.9- 2.1
GENDER
Male 1,274 1,150 90.4 88.3-92.1 104 8.2 6.6-10.1 20 1.4 0.9- 2.3
Female 1,554 1,457 92.8 90.9-94.4 81 5.9 4.5- 7.6 *** *** ***
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,851 1,721 92.4 90.7-93.7 109 6.6 5.3- 8.2 21 1.1 0.6- 1.7
Non-Hispanic Black 553 494 89.8 86.6-92.2 51 9.0 6.7-12.0 *** *** ***
Other 25 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 632 549 87.1 83.6-90.0 69 10.7 8.2-13.9 *** *** ***
35-44 416 392 93.8 90.5-96.0 21 5.6 3.5- 8.7 *** *** ***
45-54 496 468 94.4 91.5-96.3 21 4.2 2.6- 6.8 *** *** ***
55-64 490 459 93.4 90.4-95.5 26 5.6 3.6- 8.5 *** *** ***
65-74 468 432 91.3 87.5-94.0 31 7.3 4.9-10.8 *** *** ***
75+ 287 270 94.6 90.9-96.8 15 4.8 2.8- 8.3 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 268 248 90.4 84.7-94.2 12 5.8 3.2-10.3 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 683 617 90.1 87.3-92.3 56 8.7 6.6-11.4 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 790 725 91.3 88.6-93.5 51 7.2 5.1- 9.9 14 1.5 0.8- 2.6
College Graduate 1,079 1,010 93.8 92.0-95.2 65 5.9 4.5- 7.7 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 212 189 89.7 83.8-93.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 433 403 91.6 87.1-94.6 24 6.1 3.9- 9.5 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 258 235 90.3 85.2-93.8 22 9.4 6.0-14.4 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 303 278 91.9 87.6-94.9 21 6.9 4.2-11.1 *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 378 351 92.2 88.6-94.7 24 6.9 4.5-10.4 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 777 732 94.0 91.8-95.6 41 5.6 4.0- 7.7 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 579 536 91.9 88.7-94.2 33 6.1 4.1- 8.9 *** *** ***
No 1,865 1,716 91.4 89.7-92.9 124 7.1 5.8- 8.7 25 1.4 0.8- 2.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 705 648 90.8 87.5-93.3 43 6.2 4.4- 8.7 *** *** ***
No 2,104 1,945 92.1 90.6-93.4 138 7.1 5.9- 8.6 21 0.8 0.5- 1.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 331 301 91.2 87.1-94.1 25 8.0 5.2-12.0 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 2,494 2,303 91.7 90.3-93.0 160 6.9 5.7- 8.2 31 1.4 0.9- 2.2
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,556 1,437 91.8 89.9-93.4 103 6.9 5.5- 8.6 *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 723 670 92.1 89.6-94.1 43 6.8 4.9- 9.3 *** *** ***
Rural 549 500 90.5 87.1-93.1 39 7.5 5.2-10.7 *** *** ***
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,548 1,416 91.0 89.2-92.6 112 7.6 6.2- 9.3 20 1.4 0.8- 2.5
Unemployed 116 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 701 662 94.0 91.5-95.8 35 5.5 3.7- 7.9 *** *** ***
Unable to Work 190 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 263 238 89.3 83.2-93.4 23 9.9 6.0-15.9 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 98 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 204 179 85.9 77.9-91.3 19 8.9 5.3-14.6 *** *** ***
101% to 150% 378 356 94.7 91.4-96.8 18 4.9 2.9- 8.2 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 174 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,470 1,370 92.8 91.1-94.2 88 6.4 5.1- 8.0 *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 95 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 767 704 90.8 88.0-93.0 48 7.2 5.2- 9.8 15 2.0 1.2- 3.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,966 1,820 92.3 90.6-93.6 126 6.6 5.4- 8.1 *** *** ***

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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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
**Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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