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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western 1,185 1,092 90.0 87.2-92.3 81 8.3 6.3-10.8 *** *** ***
GENDER
Male 516 459 87.2 82.5-90.7 51 10.5 7.5-14.4 *** *** ***
Female 669 633 92.7 88.9-95.2 30 6.2 3.9- 9.9 *** *** ***
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,033 954 90.0 86.9-92.4 68 8.2 6.1-10.9 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Black 43 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 17 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 178 154 84.0 75.4-90.0 20 12.1 7.3-19.4 *** *** ***
35-44 138 125 86.2 76.3-92.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 161 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 251 231 91.3 85.9-94.8 18 8.1 4.8-13.5 *** *** ***
65-74 271 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 170 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 157 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 328 303 89.0 82.1-93.5 22 8.5 5.1-13.9 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 345 310 87.5 81.8-91.6 31 11.6 7.6-17.3 *** *** ***
College Graduate 356 334 92.1 87.3-95.2 21 6.8 4.1-11.1 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 141 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 221 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 108 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 140 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 167 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 201 181 85.8 77.0-91.7 20 14.2 8.3-23.0 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 347 324 90.2 82.8-94.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 780 715 90.0 86.7-92.6 60 9.3 6.8-12.6 *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 391 365 92.5 87.6-95.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 794 727 89.0 85.3-91.8 60 9.5 7.0-12.7 *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 154 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,031 950 90.0 87.0-92.4 70 8.2 6.2-10.9 *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 298 275 90.0 84.8-93.6 20 8.3 5.1-13.2 *** *** ***
Rural 888 818 90.0 86.4-92.7 61 8.3 6.0-11.4 *** *** ***
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 544 491 87.5 83.0-90.9 46 10.3 7.4-14.2 *** *** ***
Unemployed 38 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 404 380 94.6 91.4-96.7 20 4.1 2.4- 6.9 *** *** ***
Unable to Work 118 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 76 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 33 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 133 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 205 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 84 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 518 476 88.6 83.5-92.3 39 9.3 6.3-13.4 *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 381 350 87.8 80.4-92.7 28 9.9 5.9-16.2 *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 464 429 91.5 87.4-94.4 29 7.0 4.4-10.8 *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 341 314 90.3 85.7-93.5 24 8.4 5.4-12.7 *** *** ***

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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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