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 1052 26.6 0.9 25.0 28.3
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 559 33.7 1.4 30.9 36.4
Female 493 19.9 1.0 18.0 21.8
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 76 33.7 3.5 26.9 40.6
25-34 years 135 28.5 2.3 24.1 33.0
35-44 years 187 25.1 1.7 21.6 28.5
45-54 years 230 27.1 1.7 23.8 30.4
55-64 years 162 23.4 1.7 20.0 26.8
65+ years 261 22.6 1.3 20.1 25.2
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 38 18.2 3.3 11.8 24.5
Non-Hispanic 1013 27.1 0.9 25.4 28.9
RACE . . . . .
White Only 978 27.8 0.9 26.0 29.6
Black Only 28 26.8 5.3 16.4 37.3
Other Race Only 32 13.0 2.7 7.8 18.2
More than One Race 12 19.4 5.6 8.4 30.4
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 96 32.0 3.5 25.2 38.8
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 380 30.6 1.6 27.4 33.8
Some College 280 27.0 1.7 23.7 30.2
College Graduate 296 21.3 1.3 18.8 23.8
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 79 29.1 3.9 21.4 36.8
$15,000 - $24,999 192 30.6 2.4 26.0 35.3
$25,000 - $34,999 145 30.4 2.6 25.4 35.4
$35,000 - $49,999 190 29.3 2.0 25.3 33.2
$50,000+ 322 23.0 1.3 20.5 25.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 692 29.4 1.1 27.2 31.6
Out of Work 24 24.2 5.2 13.9 34.5
Homemaker / Student 66 21.8 2.9 16.2 27.4
Retired 218 20.9 1.4 18.2 23.5
Unable to Work 52 23.2 3.4 16.6 29.8
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 225 18.6 1.4 15.9 21.4
1-19 Hours 47 25.2 4.1 17.3 33.2
20-39 Hours 134 26.7 2.5 21.9 31.6
40 + Hours 548 30.5 1.3 28.0 33.0
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 654 26.7 1.0 24.7 28.7
Divorced / Separated 157 24.9 2.0 21.0 28.9
Widowed 104 18.9 1.8 15.4 22.4
Never Married 135 30.7 3.0 24.9 36.5
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 258 25.9 1.7 22.6 29.2
Living without a Disability 790 26.8 1.0 24.8 28.7
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 87 48.6 4.6 39.6 57.7
Rural 221 44.0 2.6 38.9 49.2
Densely-settled Rural 214 33.0 2.2 28.6 37.3
Semi-urban 212 28.3 2.0 24.5 32.2
Urban 317 16.9 1.1 14.8 19.0
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 185 28.7 2.1 24.5 32.9
Excellent to Good 864 26.2 0.9 24.4 28.0
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 138 31.9 2.9 26.2 37.6
Insured 911 25.7 0.9 24.0 27.4
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 88 23.4 2.5 18.5 28.4
No Diabetes 964 26.9 0.9 25.1 28.6
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 338 27.4 1.5 24.4 30.3
No Hypertension 714 26.4 1.0 24.4 28.4
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 64 20.7 2.8 15.2 26.1
No Current Asthma 986 27.1 0.9 25.4 28.9
ARTHRITIS STATUS . . . . .
Has arthritis 354 27.1 1.4 24.3 29.9
No arthritis 692 26.5 1.0 24.4 28.5
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 105 25.6 2.6 20.5 30.8
<14 days mental health not good 930 26.7 0.9 24.9 28.5
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 207 32.2 2.2 27.8 36.6
Non-Smoker 844 25.5 0.9 23.7 27.3
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 289 21.7 1.4 19.0 24.5
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 377 26.7 1.4 23.9 29.4
Obese (BMI >= 30) 333 32.8 1.7 29.4 36.2
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 711 24.9 1.0 23.0 26.9
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 340 31.9 1.7 28.5 35.2
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 419 24.2 1.2 21.7 26.6
Insufficient 414 28.7 1.4 26.0 31.5
No Activity 182 28.2 2.1 24.0 32.4

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.
 
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