Percentage of Adults Who Reported That They Do Not Always
Wear a Seatbelt When They Drive or Ride in a Car

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 1479 33.3 0.8 31.7 34.8
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 773 41.4 1.3 38.9 44.0
Female 706 25.6 1.0 23.7 27.4
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 128 37.6 3.0 31.8 43.4
25-34 years 243 33.2 1.9 29.5 36.9
35-44 years 319 33.9 1.7 30.6 37.2
45-54 years 329 34.4 1.7 31.1 37.8
55-64 years 203 32.8 2.0 28.8 36.8
65+ years 250 28.5 1.7 25.1 31.9
RACE/ETHNICITY . . . . .
White Only, Non-Hispanic 1285 34.3 0.9 32.6 36.1
Black Only, Non-Hispanic 39 25.7 4.3 17.2 34.3
Other Race Only, Non-Hispanic 39 30.7 4.5 21.8 39.6
Multiracial, Non-Hispanic 14 23.4 6.6 10.5 36.3
Hispanic 54 22.2 3.0 16.4 28.1
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 118 42.0 3.4 35.5 48.6
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 525 39.1 1.5 36.2 42.0
Some College 470 34.1 1.5 31.1 37.0
College Graduate 364 24.6 1.2 22.2 27.0
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 118 40.6 3.6 33.6 47.6
$15,000 - $24,999 259 34.1 2.0 30.1 38.1
$25,000 - $34,999 262 37.2 2.1 33.2 41.2
$35,000 - $49,999 293 37.4 2.0 33.6 41.3
$50,000+ 386 28.4 1.3 25.7 31.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 1065 35.4 1.0 33.4 37.3
Out of Work 48 38.2 4.9 28.5 47.8
Homemaker / Student 87 25.5 2.8 20.0 30.9
Retired 218 26.9 1.7 23.4 30.3
Unable to Work 58 40.1 4.6 31.1 49.1
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 863 31.7 1.0 29.9 33.6
Divorced / Separated 270 38.1 2.1 34.0 42.2
Widowed 121 26.2 2.2 22.0 30.4
Never Married 222 39.5 2.6 34.3 44.7
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 274 35.0 1.9 31.3 38.7
Living without a Disability 1158 32.7 0.9 30.9 34.5
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 91 43.6 3.9 36.0 51.2
Rural 270 47.1 2.4 42.5 51.7
Densely-settled Rural 306 42.0 2.1 37.9 46.1
Semi-urban 275 33.3 1.9 29.6 36.9
Urban 528 25.5 1.1 23.4 27.6
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 220 36.4 2.3 31.9 40.8
Excellent to Good 1257 32.9 0.9 31.2 34.6
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 392 41.2 1.8 37.6 44.8
Non-Smoker 1083 31.1 0.9 29.3 32.8
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 142 39.8 2.9 34.1 45.6
<14 days mental health not good 1269 32.6 0.9 30.9 34.2
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 126 36.2 2.8 30.6 41.8
No Diabetes 1350 33.0 0.8 31.4 34.7
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 119 36.6 2.9 30.9 42.4
No Current Asthma 1350 32.9 0.8 31.3 34.6
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 180 40.1 2.6 34.9 45.3
Insured 1294 32.4 0.8 30.7 34.0
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 472 28.8 1.3 26.2 31.4
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 529 34.3 1.3 31.7 37.0
Obese (BMI >= 30) 399 39.4 1.7 36.0 42.7

Numerator: Respondents who reported they nearly always, sometimes,
seldom, or never use a seatbelt when they ride or drive in a car.
Denominator: All respondents, excluding unknowns and refusals.