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 2309 31.1 0.7 29.8 32.5
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 1195 39.2 1.1 37.0 41.3
Female 1114 23.4 0.8 21.8 25.0
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 134 44.5 3.1 38.4 50.7
25-34 years 276 29.7 1.6 26.5 32.8
35-44 years 402 29.1 1.3 26.5 31.7
45-54 years 513 31.4 1.3 29.0 33.9
55-64 years 423 28.6 1.3 26.0 31.1
65+ years 551 25.1 1.0 23.2 27.0
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 106 26.5 2.9 20.8 32.2
Non-Hispanic 2201 31.5 0.7 30.1 32.9
RACE . . . . .
White Only 2114 32.0 0.7 30.6 33.4
Black Only 63 23.1 3.3 16.8 29.5
Other Race Only 90 24.5 2.9 18.9 30.1
More than One Race 35 25.3 4.6 16.3 34.3
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 208 34.0 2.7 28.8 39.2
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 788 37.2 1.4 34.5 39.9
Some College 659 32.0 1.3 29.4 34.7
College Graduate 653 24.2 1.0 22.2 26.1
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 205 34.6 2.6 29.4 39.8
$15,000 - $24,999 396 33.6 1.9 30.0 37.3
$25,000 - $34,999 316 32.3 1.9 28.6 36.0
$35,000 - $49,999 378 32.6 1.7 29.4 35.9
$50,000+ 775 28.9 1.1 26.8 31.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 1498 33.5 0.9 31.8 35.2
Out of Work 78 40.4 4.8 30.9 49.8
Homemaker / Student 142 24.6 2.4 19.8 29.3
Retired 474 23.3 1.0 21.4 25.3
Unable to Work 113 35.0 3.5 28.1 41.9
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 511 21.9 1.1 19.7 24.1
1-19 Hours 100 28.6 3.5 21.8 35.5
20-39 Hours 272 31.2 2.2 27.0 35.4
40 + Hours 1183 34.2 1.0 32.3 36.1
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 1366 28.6 0.7 27.2 30.1
Divorced / Separated 383 34.6 1.8 31.2 38.1
Widowed 248 23.2 1.4 20.5 25.9
Never Married 306 41.5 2.6 36.4 46.6
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 622 33.0 1.4 30.2 35.7
Living without a Disability 1677 30.5 0.8 29.0 32.1
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 198 51.2 3.0 45.4 57.1
Rural 414 44.7 2.1 40.5 48.8
Densely-settled Rural 480 39.9 1.8 36.4 43.4
Semi-urban 437 31.3 1.6 28.2 34.3
Urban 774 22.6 0.9 20.7 24.4
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 422 34.0 1.8 30.4 37.6
Excellent to Good 1874 30.6 0.8 29.1 32.1
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 298 37.6 2.4 32.9 42.3
Insured 2002 29.9 0.7 28.5 31.3
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 254 34.6 2.1 30.6 38.7
No Diabetes 2054 30.8 0.7 29.4 32.3
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 206 32.2 2.4 27.5 36.9
No Current Asthma 2086 30.9 0.7 29.5 32.3
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 259 36.2 2.4 31.6 40.8
<14 days mental health not good 2010 30.5 0.7 29.1 32.0
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 539 38.5 1.7 35.1 41.9
Non-Smoker 1759 29.1 0.8 27.6 30.6
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 687 28.2 1.2 25.7 30.6
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 816 31.8 1.2 29.5 34.0
Obese (BMI >= 30) 740 36.1 1.3 33.5 38.7
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 1613 29.7 0.8 28.1 31.3
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 695 36.0 1.4 33.3 38.7

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.