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 2147 19.6 0.5 18.7 20.6
GENDER
Male 1277 25.3 0.8 23.8 26.8
Female 870 14.2 0.6 13.0 15.3
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 189 26.6 1.9 22.9 30.4
25-34 years 307 23.4 1.3 20.7 26.0
35-44 years 250 18.4 1.3 15.9 20.8
45-54 years 320 17.4 1.1 15.4 19.5
55-64 years 437 18.0 0.9 16.2 19.8
65+ years 644 15.9 0.7 14.6 17.1
ETHNICITY
Hispanic 93 16.9 1.9 13.2 20.6
Non-Hispanic 2046 20.0 0.5 19.0 20.9
RACE
White only 1970 20.2 0.5 19.2 21.2
Black or African American only 55 13.8 2.5 8.9 18.6
Other race only 51 15.8 2.6 10.6 20.9
More than one race 42 22.9 4.0 15.2 30.7
EDUCATION
Less than high school 131 21.9 2.1 17.8 25.9
High school graduate or G.E.D 692 23.3 0.9 21.5 25.1
Some college 673 20.5 0.9 18.8 22.3
College graduate 647 14.3 0.6 13.1 15.5
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 158 22.0 2.0 18.1 25.9
$15,000 to $24,999 293 20.6 1.3 18.0 23.3
$25,000 to $34,999 244 23.9 1.7 20.7 27.2
$35,000 to $49,999 315 21.2 1.4 18.6 23.9
$50,000 or more 813 17.9 0.7 16.5 19.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 1310 21.5 0.7 20.2 22.8
Out of work 86 26.7 3.1 20.7 32.7
Homemaker/Student 141 16.2 1.5 13.2 19.2
Retired 449 14.0 0.7 12.6 15.4
Unable to work 142 19.4 1.8 15.9 22.9
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 464 13.7 0.8 12.2 15.2
1 to less than 20 hours 138 19.7 1.9 16.0 23.5
20 hours to less than 40 hours 267 20.8 1.5 17.9 23.7
40 hours or more 949 21.9 0.8 20.4 23.4
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 1229 18.2 0.6 17.0 19.3
Divorced/Seperated 310 19.5 1.2 17.1 21.9
Widowed 205 15.2 1.2 12.9 17.5
Never married 403 25.4 1.4 22.7 28.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Living with a disability 629 20.9 0.9 19.0 22.7
Living without a disability 1498 19.3 0.6 18.2 20.5
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 235 34.2 2.2 29.9 38.5
Rural 401 34.6 1.7 31.3 37.9
Densely-settled rural 489 28.4 1.3 25.8 31.0
Semi-Urban 317 18.7 1.1 16.4 20.9
Urban 705 13.8 0.6 12.6 15.0
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Insured 1912 19.3 0.5 18.3 20.3
Uninsured 228 23.0 1.6 19.8 26.2
DIABETES STATUS
Have diabetes 307 21.3 1.3 18.7 23.9
No diabetes 1837 19.5 0.5 18.5 20.5
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
Current Asthma 196 19.9 1.6 16.9 23.0
No current asthma 1935 19.7 0.5 18.7 20.7
ARTHRITIS STATUS
Have arthritis 660 17.6 0.7 16.1 19.1
No arthritis 1476 20.3 0.6 19.2 21.5
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
14+ days mental health NOT good 215 23.0 1.7 19.7 26.3
<14 days mental health NOT good 1888 19.3 0.5 18.3 20.3
SMOKING STATUS
Current Smoker 371 24.3 1.3 21.7 27.0
Non-smoker 1760 18.6 0.5 17.6 19.6
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 492 16.7 0.9 15.0 18.5
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 710 19.0 0.8 17.4 20.6
Obese, BMI>=30 816 25.0 1.0 23.1 26.9
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Participates in leisure time physical activity 1547 19.1 0.6 18.0 20.2
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 590 21.2 1.0 19.3 23.2
VETERAN STATUS
Served on active duty 299 18.8 1.2 16.4 21.1
Did not serve on active duty 1847 19.8 0.5 18.7 20.8

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.)