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

Response Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 1955 25.8 0.7 24.4 27.2
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 1025 33.2 1.1 31.0 35.5
Female 930 18.8 0.8 17.2 20.3
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 76 34.4 3.4 27.7 41.1
25-34 years 209 29.5 1.9 25.9 33.2
35-44 years 263 23.1 1.4 20.4 25.8
45-54 years 433 24.2 1.1 22.0 26.4
55-64 years 408 22.6 1.1 20.5 24.6
65+ years 566 22.6 0.9 20.9 24.4
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 61 23.4 3.6 16.4 30.4
Non-Hispanic 1891 26.0 0.7 24.6 27.4
RACE . . . . .
White Only 1772 25.9 0.7 24.5 27.4
Black Only 62 24.8 3.7 17.6 32.0
Other Race Only 90 25.4 3.3 19.0 31.8
More than One Race 29 28.3 6.7 15.1 41.4
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 131 29.1 3.2 22.9 35.3
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 654 31.3 1.4 28.5 34.2
Some College 618 26.7 1.3 24.2 29.2
College Graduate 552 20.1 1.0 18.0 22.1
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 159 26.5 2.9 20.8 32.1
$15,000 - $24,999 261 26.2 2.1 22.2 30.2
$25,000 - $34,999 249 29.6 2.1 25.5 33.7
$35,000 - $49,999 367 31.3 1.8 27.7 34.8
$50,000+ 701 23.0 1.0 21.1 24.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 1238 28.2 0.9 26.4 29.9
Out of Work 43 35.5 5.6 24.4 46.5
Homemaker / Student 102 17.3 2.3 12.8 21.8
Retired 469 21.3 0.9 19.4 23.1
Unable to Work 99 24.4 2.6 19.3 29.6
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 444 17.7 1.1 15.5 19.9
1-19 Hours 97 21.3 3.0 15.4 27.2
20-39 Hours 240 27.5 2.3 23.0 31.9
40 + Hours 994 28.8 1.0 26.8 30.7
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 1191 24.1 0.7 22.7 25.5
Divorced / Separated 319 30.0 1.9 26.3 33.8
Widowed 227 19.8 1.6 16.6 23.0
Never Married 215 33.6 2.8 28.0 39.1
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 586 27.5 1.3 24.9 30.1
Living without a Disability 1363 25.4 0.8 23.8 27.0
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 185 48.4 3.2 42.2 54.6
Rural 389 38.8 2.0 34.8 42.7
Densely-settled Rural 395 34.2 1.9 30.4 38.0
Semi-urban 364 24.6 1.7 21.4 27.9
Urban 616 18.2 0.9 16.4 20.0
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 205 35.4 2.7 30.2 40.7
Insured 1745 24.6 0.7 23.2 25.9
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 245 28.7 2.0 24.8 32.6
No Diabetes 1706 25.5 0.7 24.0 27.0
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 153 22.9 2.3 18.5 27.3
No Current Asthma 1788 26.1 0.7 24.6 27.5
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 359 28.0 1.8 24.5 31.6
Excellent to Good 1594 25.5 0.8 24.0 27.0
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 179 31.0 2.8 25.5 36.5
<14 days mental health not good 1743 25.3 0.7 23.8 26.7
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 386 32.1 1.9 28.5 35.7
Non-Smoker 1560 24.4 0.8 23.0 25.9
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 528 23.5 1.3 20.9 26.0
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 686 24.6 1.1 22.4 26.7
Obese (BMI >= 30) 683 30.9 1.3 28.2 33.5
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 1295 24.6 0.8 22.9 26.2
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 660 29.6 1.3 27.0 32.2

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.