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 1784 23.9 0.7 22.6 25.2
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 968 31.7 1.2 29.5 34.0
Female 816 16.3 0.7 14.9 17.7
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 69 34.4 3.7 27.2 41.6
25-34 years 175 26.6 1.9 22.8 30.3
35-44 years 206 22.6 1.6 19.5 25.6
45-54 years 367 22.2 1.1 20.0 24.5
55-64 years 415 22.2 1.0 20.2 24.3
65+ years 552 19.2 0.8 17.7 20.8
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 61 24.5 3.5 17.6 31.3
Non-Hispanic 1722 23.8 0.7 22.5 25.2
RACE . . . . .
White Only 1616 24.2 0.7 22.8 25.6
Black Only 63 22.9 3.5 16.1 29.7
Other Race Only 61 21.1 3.2 14.9 27.3
More than One Race 40 24.2 4.6 15.1 33.3
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 128 30.3 3.1 24.3 36.3
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 588 27.7 1.4 25.0 30.4
Some College 531 25.8 1.4 23.1 28.6
College Graduate 537 18.6 0.9 16.8 20.5
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 147 25.3 3.0 19.3 31.2
$15,000 - $24,999 290 29.2 2.2 24.9 33.5
$25,000 - $34,999 205 22.3 1.8 18.7 25.8
$35,000 - $49,999 285 26.2 1.8 22.6 29.8
$50,000+ 653 21.8 1.0 19.9 23.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 1034 26.0 0.9 24.2 27.8
Out of Work 79 26.5 3.6 19.6 33.5
Homemaker / Student 98 19.8 2.4 15.1 24.5
Retired 468 18.2 0.8 16.6 19.9
Unable to Work 98 23.1 2.6 17.9 28.2
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 457 17.6 1.2 15.3 19.8
1-19 Hours 103 19.8 2.4 15.1 24.5
20-39 Hours 248 25.0 2.1 21.0 29.0
40 + Hours 758 26.6 1.1 24.5 28.6
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 1050 22.2 0.7 20.8 23.7
Divorced / Separated 313 29.0 2.0 25.1 32.9
Widowed 206 16.6 1.2 14.3 18.9
Never Married 211 31.0 2.6 25.9 36.1
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 132 43.0 3.7 35.7 50.3
Rural 408 42.0 2.0 38.0 46.0
Densely-settled Rural 314 32.2 2.1 28.1 36.4
Semi-urban 296 20.5 1.5 17.5 23.4
Urban 634 16.8 0.9 15.1 18.4
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 555 24.5 1.3 22.0 27.0
Living without a Disability 1220 23.6 0.8 22.1 25.2
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 202 32.1 2.6 27.0 37.2
Insured 1576 22.7 0.7 21.3 24.0
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 239 23.5 1.7 20.1 26.9
No Diabetes 1542 23.9 0.7 22.5 25.4
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 136 21.0 2.4 16.3 25.7
No Current Asthma 1633 24.2 0.7 22.8 25.6
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 331 26.0 1.8 22.5 29.4
Excellent to Good 1450 23.6 0.7 22.1 25.1
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 158 24.4 2.3 19.8 29.0
<14 days mental health not good 1597 23.8 0.7 22.4 25.2
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 357 30.8 1.9 27.0 34.6
Non-Smoker 1423 22.6 0.7 21.2 24.0
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 467 20.2 1.2 17.8 22.6
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 588 23.5 1.1 21.2 25.7
Obese (BMI >= 30) 652 29.1 1.3 26.6 31.7
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 1166 22.5 0.8 20.9 24.1
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 616 28.4 1.3 25.9 31.0
ARTHRITIS STATUS* . . . . .
Arthritis 311 22.9 1.4 20.2 25.5
No Arthritis 577 23.8 1.1 21.7 25.9

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.
 
*Please Note: Prevalence of adults who reported that they do not always wear a seatbelt when they drive or ride in a car among
categories of Arthritis Status is based on responses from all respondents on Questionniare Split B, excluding unknowns and refusals.