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 3339 19.4 0.4 18.6 20.1
GENDER
Male 1858 25.5 0.7 24.3 26.8
Female 1481 13.4 0.4 12.6 14.3
AGE GROUP
18-24 Years 243 27.1 1.7 23.8 30.3
25-34 Years 416 22.5 1.1 20.4 24.7
35-44 Years 409 19.0 1.0 17.1 20.9
45-54 Years 620 16.3 0.7 14.9 17.6
55-64 Years 736 18.0 0.7 16.6 19.3
65+ Years 915 15.1 0.5 14.1 16.2
ETHNICITY
Hispanic 157 19.6 1.7 16.3 23.0
Non-Hispanic 3177 19.3 0.4 18.6 20.1
RACE
White Only 2985 19.2 0.4 18.4 20.0
Black or AA only 122 20.1 2.3 15.7 24.6
Other Race Only 162 20.4 1.8 16.9 23.9
More than one race 56 19.6 3.0 13.8 25.4
EDUCATION
Less than high school 265 24.0 1.6 20.9 27.2
High school graduate or G.E.D. 1111 22.0 0.7 20.5 23.4
Some college 1044 20.1 0.7 18.7 21.5
College graduate 915 13.6 0.5 12.6 14.6
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 321 20.7 1.4 17.9 23.5
$15,000 - $24,999 541 20.5 1.0 18.5 22.6
$25,000 - $34,999 417 20.6 1.1 18.3 22.8
$35,000 - $49,999 493 20.8 1.0 18.7 22.8
$50,000+ 1144 17.2 0.6 16.1 18.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages or Self-employed 1941 21.1 0.5 20.1 22.1
Out of work 202 23.6 1.9 19.9 27.3
Homemaker or Student 201 15.6 1.3 13.1 18.1
Retired 769 13.6 0.5 12.6 14.6
Unable to work 219 19.8 1.7 16.5 23.1
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 780 13.1 0.6 11.9 14.2
1-19 hours 180 17.1 1.7 13.8 20.3
20-39 hours 393 19.6 1.2 17.3 21.9
40+ hours 1479 21.7 0.6 20.5 22.8
MARITAL STATUS
Married or member of an unmarried couple 1880 17.3 0.4 16.4 18.1
Divorced or seperated 533 20.0 1.0 18.1 21.9
Widowed 384 13.9 0.8 12.4 15.5
Never married 530 26.7 1.3 24.2 29.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Living with a disability 1051 18.9 0.7 17.6 20.3
Living without a disability 2280 19.5 0.5 18.6 20.4
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 370 37.9 1.9 34.2 41.6
Rural 560 29.7 1.3 27.1 32.2
Densely-settled Rural 725 24.3 1.0 22.3 26.3
Semi-urban 500 19.6 1.0 17.7 21.5
Urban 1184 14.2 0.5 13.2 15.2
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Insured 2819 18.0 0.4 17.2 18.8
Uninsured 509 25.6 1.2 23.2 28.0
DIABETES STATUS
Have diabetes 436 18.6 1.0 16.6 20.5
No diabetes 2897 19.4 0.4 18.6 20.2
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
Current asthma 271 19.9 1.4 17.1 22.7
No current asthma 3049 19.3 0.4 18.5 20.1
ARTHRITIS STATUS
Have arthritis 1026 18.0 0.6 16.8 19.3
No arthritis 2289 19.7 0.5 18.8 20.6
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS
Fair or poor health 646 20.5 1.0 18.6 22.4
Excellent, very good or good health 2685 19.2 0.4 18.3 20.0
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
14+ days mental health not good 374 24.1 1.4 21.3 26.8
<14 days mental health not good 2914 18.8 0.4 18.0 19.6
SMOKING STATUS
Current smoker 762 24.7 1.0 22.8 26.7
Non-smoker 2559 17.8 0.4 17.0 18.6
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight (BMI<25) 868 16.8 0.7 15.5 18.2
Overweight (25<=BMI<30) 1126 19.5 0.7 18.2 20.8
Obese (BMI>=30) 1216 23.3 0.7 21.8 24.7
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Participates in leisure time physical activity 2193 18.2 0.5 17.3 19.1
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 1142 22.4 0.8 20.9 23.9
AEROBIC AND STRENGTHENING EXERCISE (4 LEVEL)
Met Both Aerobic and Strengthening Guidelines 374 16.0 1.0 14.0 18.0
Met Aerobic Guidelines Only 955 17.7 0.7 16.4 19.0
Met Strengthening Guidelines Only 215 20.1 1.6 17.0 23.1
Did not meet Either Aerobic or Strengthening Guideline 1678 21.3 0.6 20.1 22.4
AEROBIC AND STRENGTHENING EXERCISE (2 LEVEL)
Met Both Aerobic and Strengthening Guidelines 374 16.0 1.0 14.0 18.0
Did Not Meet Both Aerobic and Strengthening Guidelines 2848 19.9 0.4 19.0 20.7
VETERAN STATUS
Served on active duty 465 18.7 1.0 16.8 20.6
Not served on active duty 2873 19.4 0.4 18.6 20.3

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.