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 3288 17.0 0.3 16.3 17.6
GENDER
Male 1947 22.2 0.5 21.2 23.3
Female 1341 12.0 0.4 11.2 12.7
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 266 21.6 1.3 19.0 24.2
25-34 years 387 19.0 1.0 17.0 20.9
35-44 years 442 17.3 0.9 15.6 19.0
45-54 years 536 16.3 0.7 14.9 17.8
55-64 years 702 15.1 0.6 13.9 16.3
65+ years 955 14.1 0.5 13.1 15.1
ETHNICITY
Hispanic 152 12.9 1.1 10.7 15.1
Non-hispanic 3119 17.4 0.4 16.7 18.1
RACE
White only 2991 17.5 0.4 16.8 18.2
Black or African American only 108 15.0 1.8 11.5 18.6
Other race only 64 11.4 1.7 8.0 14.8
More than one race 62 17.8 2.4 13.1 22.4
EDUCATION
Less than high school 225 18.2 1.3 15.7 20.8
High school graduate or G.E.D 1065 20.7 0.7 19.3 22.0
Some college 1064 18.3 0.6 17.1 19.5
College graduate 930 11.4 0.4 10.6 12.3
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 244 19.8 1.5 16.8 22.8
$15,000 to $24,999 510 19.8 1.0 17.9 21.7
$25,000 to $34,999 366 19.3 1.1 17.1 21.5
$35,000 to $49,999 490 18.7 0.9 16.9 20.5
$50,000 or more 1217 15.1 0.5 14.1 16.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 1956 18.9 0.5 18.0 19.8
Out of work 126 19.0 2.0 15.2 22.9
Homemaker/Student 213 12.8 1.0 10.9 14.8
Retired 770 13.4 0.5 12.4 14.4
Unable to work 209 16.5 1.3 13.9 19.0
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 753 11.8 0.5 10.8 12.8
1 to less than 20 hours 191 17.8 1.6 14.7 20.9
20 hours to less than 40 hours 399 16.4 0.9 14.6 18.3
40 plus hours 1472 19.4 0.5 18.3 20.4
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 1866 15.4 0.4 14.6 16.1
Divorced/Seperated 536 20.2 1.0 18.3 22.1
Widowed 323 14.0 0.9 12.2 15.7
Never married 563 20.8 1.0 18.9 22.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Living with a disability 957 17.9 0.6 16.6 19.1
Not living with a disability 2312 16.7 0.4 15.9 17.5
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 399 36.0 1.8 32.6 39.5
Rural 588 30.8 1.3 28.3 33.3
Densely-settled rural 697 22.1 0.9 20.3 23.9
Semi-Urban 499 17.9 0.9 16.2 19.7
Urban 1105 11.4 0.4 10.6 12.2
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Insured 2923 16.5 0.3 15.9 17.2
Uninsured 348 20.2 1.2 17.9 22.5
DIABETES STATUS
Have diabetes 507 19.7 0.9 17.8 21.5
No diabetes 2772 16.7 0.4 16.0 17.4
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
Current asthma 264 15.8 1.1 13.6 18.0
No current asthma 2988 17.1 0.4 16.4 17.7
ARTHRITIS STATUS
Yes 1056 16.8 0.6 15.7 18.0
No 2213 17.0 0.4 16.2 17.8
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
14+ days mental health NOT good 329 20.0 1.2 17.6 22.4
<14 days mental health NOT good 2899 16.6 0.3 15.9 17.3
SMOKING STATUS
Current smoker 674 22.4 0.9 20.5 24.2
Non-smoker 2591 15.8 0.4 15.1 16.5
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 727 13.4 0.6 12.2 14.5
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 1076 17.3 0.6 16.2 18.5
Obese, BMI>=30 1297 20.7 0.6 19.5 21.9
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Yes 2110 15.2 0.4 14.4 15.9
No 1173 22.0 0.7 20.6 23.4
VETERAN STATUS
Served on active duty 491 16.9 0.8 15.2 18.5
Did not serve on active duty 2792 17.0 0.4 16.3 17.7

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.)