Percentage of Adults Who 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 2435 20.8 0.5 19.9 21.7
GENDER
Male 1422 27.0 0.7 25.6 28.5
Female 1013 14.7 0.5 13.6 15.7
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 237 30.1 1.8 26.4 33.7
25-34 years 352 25.4 1.3 22.8 27.9
35-44 years 305 19.2 1.1 17.0 21.3
45-54 years 412 19.5 1.0 17.6 21.4
55-64 years 505 17.1 0.8 15.6 18.6
65+ years 624 15.7 0.6 14.5 17.0
ETHNICITY
Hispanic 113 17.8 1.8 14.3 21.4
Non-Hispanic 2309 21.1 0.5 20.2 22.0
RACE
White only 2221 21.6 0.5 20.7 22.6
Black or African American only 64 14.7 2.0 10.8 18.6
Other race only 61 16.9 2.3 12.5 21.4
More than one race 46 20.1 3.2 13.8 26.4
EDUCATION
Less than high school 153 21.0 1.9 17.3 24.6
High school graduate or G.E.D 802 24.3 0.9 22.6 26.1
Some college 755 22.3 0.8 20.7 23.9
College graduate 725 15.2 0.6 14.0 16.3
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 183 18.9 1.6 15.8 21.9
$15,000 to $24,999 357 21.9 1.3 19.4 24.3
$25,000 to $34,999 264 21.6 1.4 18.9 24.3
$35,000 to $49,999 366 23.7 1.3 21.2 26.2
$50,000 or more 910 18.9 0.7 17.6 20.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 1525 23.3 0.6 22.1 24.6
Out of work 90 19.8 2.2 15.4 24.2
Homemaker/Student 191 19.0 1.5 16.1 21.8
Retired 485 14.4 0.7 13.1 15.8
Unable to work 137 16.8 1.6 13.7 20.0
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 509 14.6 0.7 13.1 16.0
1 to less than 20 hours 156 22.1 2.1 18.0 26.2
20 hours to less than 40 hours 309 20.3 1.2 17.9 22.7
40 hours to less than 60 hours 1130 24.2 0.7 22.7 25.6
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 1397 19.3 0.5 18.2 20.3
Divorced/Seperated 354 21.1 1.2 18.8 23.4
Widowed 232 15.2 1.0 13.1 17.2
Never married 445 26.9 1.4 24.2 29.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Living with a disability 625 19.9 0.9 18.2 21.6
Living without a disability 1798 21.0 0.5 20.0 22.1
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 253 41.6 2.4 36.9 46.3
Rural 463 35.3 1.6 32.2 38.4
Densely-settled rural 527 26.8 1.2 24.5 29.2
Semi-Urban 356 20.2 1.2 17.8 22.5
Urban 836 14.7 0.6 13.6 15.8
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Insured 2110 19.9 0.5 19.0 20.8
Uninsured 311 25.9 1.5 23.0 28.7
DIABETES STATUS
Have diabetes 319 19.1 1.1 16.9 21.3
No diabetes 2109 21.0 0.5 20.0 21.9
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
Current Asthma 193 20.1 1.5 17.1 23.1
No current asthma 2217 20.7 0.5 19.8 21.6
ARTHRITIS STATUS
Have arthritis 758 19.3 0.7 17.8 20.7
No arthritis 1668 21.3 0.6 20.2 22.4
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
14+ days mental health NOT good 212 21.6 1.6 18.5 24.7
<14 days mental health NOT good 2169 20.5 0.5 19.5 21.4
SMOKING STATUS
Current Smoker 466 25.2 1.2 22.9 27.5
Non-smoker 1949 19.8 0.5 18.8 20.7
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 587 17.7 0.8 16.1 19.4
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 824 21.3 0.8 19.8 22.9
Obese, BMI>=30 925 24.4 0.8 22.8 26.0
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Participates in leisure time physical activity 1716 20.1 0.5 19.1 21.1
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 716 22.9 0.9 21.1 24.8
VETERAN STATUS
Served on active duty 304 18.0 1.1 15.8 20.1
Did not serve on active duty 2131 21.2 0.5 20.2 22.1

Numerator: Respondents who 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.)