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BRFSS Survey Results 2008 for South Carolina

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Seatbelt Use

Risk factor for always wear seat belts*

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  Total #
Respondents
Always Don't always
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 10,083 8,511 82.1 80.7-83.5 1,572 17.9 16.5-19.3
GENDER
Male 3,663 2,858 76.0 73.5-78.4 805 24.0 21.6-26.5
Female 6,420 5,653 87.7 86.3-89.0 767 12.3 11.0-13.7
RACE
White 6,625 5,674 84.3 82.7-85.8 951 15.7 14.2-17.3
African American 2,667 2,165 74.9 71.4-78.2 502 25.1 21.8-28.6
Other 480 402 86.8 81.4-90.8 78 13.2 9.2-18.6
HISPANIC
Yes 176 151 88.1 80.2-93.1 25 11.9 6.9-19.8
No 9,652 8,141 82.0 80.5-83.4 1,511 18.0 16.6-19.5
AGE
18-24 315 201 65.0 56.9-72.3 114 35.0 27.7-43.1
25-34 848 641 77.0 72.7-80.8 207 23.0 19.2-27.3
35-44 1,370 1,111 84.0 81.1-86.5 259 16.0 13.5-18.9
45-54 2,011 1,684 84.2 81.6-86.5 327 15.8 13.5-18.4
55-64 2,263 1,969 88.6 86.7-90.3 294 11.4 9.7-13.3
65+ 3,276 2,905 88.0 86.3-89.6 371 12.0 10.4-13.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,368 1,140 77.3 72.8-81.3 228 22.7 18.7-27.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,382 2,837 80.8 78.1-83.2 545 19.2 16.8-21.9
Some Post-H.S. 2,441 2,033 81.8 78.9-84.5 408 18.2 15.5-21.1
College Graduate 2,873 2,484 85.6 83.1-87.8 389 14.4 12.2-16.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,214 1,018 81.0 76.8-84.6 196 19.0 15.4-23.2
$15,000- $24,999 1,640 1,369 80.0 75.9-83.6 271 20.0 16.4-24.1
$25,000- $34,999 1,091 895 79.8 75.4-83.6 196 20.2 16.4-24.6
$35,000- $49,999 1,304 1,067 80.7 76.2-84.6 237 19.3 15.4-23.8
$50,000+ 3,272 2,794 85.1 82.9-87.0 478 14.9 13.0-17.1
Health District**
Appalachia I 419 361 81.6 75.6-86.4 58 18.4 13.6-24.4
Appalachia II 680 604 86.9 82.6-90.3 76 13.1 9.7-17.4
Appalachia III 556 469 79.7 72.5-85.3 87 20.3 14.7-27.5
Catawba 262 224 86.3 80.3-90.7 38 13.7 9.3-19.7
Edisto Savannah 1,234 1,028 78.9 74.7-82.5 206 21.1 17.5-25.3
Low Country 1,200 980 78.6 74.8-82.0 220 21.4 18.0-25.2
Palmetto 1,062 918 82.0 76.5-86.3 144 18.0 13.7-23.5
Pee Dee 671 560 79.5 74.3-83.9 111 20.5 16.1-25.7
Trident 1,184 1,019 85.7 82.2-88.7 165 14.3 11.3-17.8
Upper Savannah 920 763 79.1 73.4-83.9 157 20.9 16.1-26.6
Waccamaw 1,234 1,041 80.2 76.0-83.8 193 19.8 16.2-24.0
Wateree 551 447 78.2 72.7-82.9 104 21.8 17.1-27.3
Region***
Region I 1,339 1,124 80.4 76.4-83.9 215 19.6 16.1-23.6
Region II 1,236 1,073 84.0 80.1-87.2 163 16.0 12.8-19.9
Region III 1,324 1,142 83.4 79.3-86.8 182 16.6 13.2-20.7
Region IV 1,222 1,007 79.0 75.3-82.3 215 21.0 17.7-24.7
Region V 1,234 1,028 78.9 74.7-82.5 206 21.1 17.5-25.3
Region VI 1,234 1,041 80.2 76.0-83.8 193 19.8 16.2-24.0
Region VII 1,184 1,019 85.7 82.2-88.7 165 14.3 11.3-17.8
Region VIII 1,200 980 78.6 74.8-82.0 220 21.4 18.0-25.2

*Data in this table were derived from Seatbelt Use question

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50 and confidence intervals with width greater than 20. N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.

** Appalachia I: Anderson, Oconee
Appalachia II: Greenville, Pickens
Appalachia III: Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union
Catawba: Chester, Lancaster, York
Edisto Savannah: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Orangeburg
Low Country: Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper
Palmetto: Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Richland
Pee Dee: Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Marlboro
Trident: Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester
Upper Savannah: Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Saluda
Waccamaw: Georgetown, Horry, Williamsburg
Wateree: Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, Sumter

*** Region I: Anderson, Oconee, Abbeville, Laurens, McCormick, Greenwood, Saluda, Edgefield
Region II: Greenville, Pickens, Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union
Region III: Chester, Lancaster, York, Newberry, Fairfield, Lexington, Richland
Region IV: Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, Sumter, Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Marlboro
Region V: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Orangeburg
Region VI: Georgetown, Horry, Williamsburg
Region VII: Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester
Region VIII: Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper

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