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 3359 17.0 0.3 16.3 17.6
GENDER
Female 1390 11.3 0.4 10.6 12.0
Male 1969 22.9 0.5 21.9 24.0
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 289 22.6 1.3 20.1 25.2
25-34 years 429 19.2 0.9 17.3 21.0
35-44 years 421 16.3 0.8 14.7 17.9
45-54 years 601 16.3 0.7 15.0 17.7
55-64 years 694 15.1 0.6 14.0 16.3
65+ years 925 13.8 0.5 12.9 14.8
ETHNICITY
Non-hispanic 3185 17.1 0.3 16.4 17.7
Hispanic 161 16.2 1.3 13.5 18.8
RACE
White only 3036 17.5 0.3 16.9 18.2
Black or African American only 119 16.3 1.7 12.9 19.7
Other race only 128 12.7 1.3 10.2 15.2
More than one race 53 15.6 2.4 11.0 20.3
EDUCATION
Less than high school 277 20.3 1.3 17.8 22.8
High school graduate or G.E.D 1111 20.4 0.7 19.1 21.6
Some college 1094 17.5 0.6 16.4 18.6
College graduate 877 11.6 0.4 10.7 12.5
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 296 18.3 1.2 15.8 20.7
$15,000 to $24,999 559 18.7 0.9 17.0 20.4
$25,000 to $34,999 419 20.3 1.1 18.2 22.5
$35,000 to $49,999 526 19.6 0.9 17.7 21.4
$50,000 or more 1158 14.5 0.5 13.5 15.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 2017 18.6 0.4 17.7 19.4
Out of work 188 19.7 1.6 16.7 22.8
Homemaker/Student 177 11.7 1.0 9.8 13.6
Retired 749 13.3 0.5 12.2 14.3
Unable to work 216 18.2 1.3 15.6 20.8
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 759 12.1 0.5 11.0 13.1
1 to less than 20 hours 180 15.2 1.4 12.6 17.9
20 hours to less than 40 hours 405 16.7 1.0 14.8 18.6
40 plus hours 1527 19.3 0.5 18.3 20.3
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 1796 15.1 0.4 14.4 15.9
Divorced/Separated 622 20.9 0.9 19.1 22.8
Widowed 349 12.9 0.8 11.4 14.4
Never married 583 21.2 0.9 19.4 23.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Not living with a disability 2409 16.7 0.4 16.0 17.5
Living with a disability 930 17.8 0.6 16.6 19.1
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 393 33.5 1.7 30.3 36.8
Rural 544 26.5 1.2 24.2 28.8
Densely-settled rural 672 21.9 0.9 20.1 23.7
Semi-Urban 552 18.3 0.9 16.6 20.0
Urban 1198 12.2 0.4 11.4 13.0
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Uninsured 527 22.1 1.0 20.1 24.1
Insured 2820 16.0 0.3 15.3 16.6
DIABETES STATUS
No diabetes 2916 16.9 0.3 16.2 17.6
Have diabetes 440 17.6 0.9 15.8 19.3
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
No current asthma 3028 16.9 0.3 16.3 17.6
Current asthma 304 17.0 1.1 14.9 19.2
ARTHRITIS STATUS
No 2302 17.2 0.4 16.4 18.0
Yes 1037 16.3 0.6 15.3 17.4
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
<14 days mental health NOT good 2976 16.8 0.3 16.1 17.5
14+ days mental health NOT good 338 18.9 1.1 16.7 21.2
SMOKING STATUS
Non-smoker 2605 15.6 0.3 15.0 16.3
Current smoker 740 22.6 0.9 20.8 24.3
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 871 14.7 0.6 13.6 15.8
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 1106 16.6 0.6 15.5 17.7
Obese, BMI>=30 1216 20.5 0.6 19.3 21.8
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
No 1118 20.3 0.7 19.0 21.6
Yes 2236 15.8 0.4 15.1 16.5
VETERAN STATUS
Did not serve on active duty 2884 17.0 0.4 16.3 17.7
Served on active duty 475 17.2 0.9 15.5 18.9

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