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 2087 20.4 0.5 19.3 21.4
GENDER
Female 936 14.5 0.6 13.3 15.6
Male 1151 26.6 0.9 24.9 28.3
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 138 25.4 2.1 21.2 29.5
25-34 years 271 25.1 1.6 22.1 28.2
35-44 years 244 18.3 1.3 15.8 20.7
45-54 years 375 19.4 1.1 17.3 21.6
55-64 years 461 18.6 0.9 16.8 20.4
65+ years 598 16.7 0.7 15.3 18.1
ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic 2007 20.4 0.5 19.4 21.4
Hispanic 76 20.1 2.6 15.0 25.2
RACE
White only 1877 20.8 0.5 19.7 21.8
Black or African American only 88 18.5 2.6 13.5 23.5
Other race only 83 17.8 2.4 13.2 22.4
More than one race 29 18.7 4.1 10.7 26.8
EDUCATION
Less than high school 139 20.9 2.1 16.8 25.1
High school graduate or G.E.D 664 24.0 1.0 21.9 26.0
Some college 658 21.6 0.9 19.8 23.5
College graduate 626 14.8 0.7 13.5 16.2
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 184 22.1 2.1 18.0 26.2
$15,000 to $24,999 333 20.2 1.4 17.5 22.9
$25,000 to $34,999 232 21.1 1.6 18.0 24.3
$35,000 to $49,999 354 23.5 1.4 20.9 26.2
$50,000 or more 755 19.3 0.8 17.8 20.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 1237 22.6 0.7 21.2 24.0
Out of work 109 23.1 2.5 18.2 27.9
Homemaker/Student 130 17.8 1.8 14.2 21.4
Retired 484 14.9 0.7 13.4 16.3
Unable to work 125 17.7 1.9 14.0 21.4
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 495 15.1 0.9 13.3 16.9
1 to less than 20 hours 115 18.0 2.4 13.2 22.7
20 hours to less than 40 hours 270 19.4 1.5 16.5 22.3
40 plus hours 917 23.8 0.8 22.1 25.5
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 1170 18.9 0.6 17.7 20.1
Divorced/Separated 354 22.3 1.4 19.6 25.1
Widowed 212 13.2 1.0 11.2 15.3
Never married 348 25.9 1.5 22.9 28.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Not living with a disability 1501 20.6 0.6 19.4 21.9
Living with a disability 577 19.4 1.0 17.5 21.3
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 231 37.4 2.5 32.5 42.3
Rural 365 34.1 1.8 30.5 37.6
Densely-settled rural 421 26.5 1.4 23.7 29.4
Semi-Urban 305 20.5 1.3 18.0 23.0
Urban 765 14.4 0.7 13.1 15.7
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Uninsured 273 23.6 1.6 20.5 26.8
Insured 1809 19.7 0.5 18.6 20.7
DIABETES STATUS
No diabetes 1801 20.3 0.6 19.2 21.4
Have diabetes 282 21.2 1.4 18.4 24.0
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
No current asthma 1908 20.4 0.6 19.3 21.5
Current asthma 169 19.8 1.7 16.4 23.2
ARTHRITIS STATUS
No arthritis 1432 20.9 0.6 19.6 22.1
Have arthritis 640 18.6 0.8 17.0 20.2
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
<14 days mental health NOT good 1855 20.4 0.6 19.3 21.5
14+ days mental health NOT good 204 19.4 1.6 16.4 22.5
SMOKING STATUS
Non-smoker 1666 19.6 0.6 18.5 20.7
Current smoker 413 23.6 1.3 21.1 26.1
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 523 16.5 0.9 14.7 18.3
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 700 20.1 0.9 18.3 21.8
Obese, BMI>=30 787 26.4 1.1 24.3 28.5
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 593 22.8 1.1 20.6 25.1
Participates in leisure time physical activity 1494 19.7 0.6 18.5 20.8
VETERAN STATUS
Did not serve on active duty 1820 20.6 0.6 19.5 21.7
Served on active duty 266 18.8 1.3 16.3 21.3

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.
(The variable for this anaylsis is defined according to CDC BRFSS recommendations.)