Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

Does Not Always Use a Seat Belt§ – 2013 BRFSS, 21 States

The following tables show the percent of survey respondents who said they do not always use a seat belt by industry and by occupation. We produced these tables using the 2013 BRFSS Industry and Occupation Module data, a non-public dataset. To collect important demographic information for employed adults, the CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) sponsored the BRFSS industry and occupation (I&O) optional module for years 2013–2017. We analyzed the survey responses in SAS 9.3 using the SURVEYFREQ procedure.

Industry (2-Digit NAICS Code) Unweighted Frequency Prevalence
(%)
Lower Confidence
Limit
Upper Confidence
Limit
Coefficient
of Variation
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (11) 1344 20.4 17.2 23.6 0.08
Mining, Oil & Gas (21) 392 22.3 17.0 27.6 0.12
Utilities (22) 188 14.0 10.1 18.0 0.14
Transportation & Warehouse (48-49) 639 13.1 10.9 15.3 0.09
Construction (23) 1455 19.6 17.5 21.8 0.06
Manufacturing (31-33) 1159 11.5 10.1 12.8 0.06
Wholesale Trade (42) 211 11.5 8.4 14.7 0.14
Retail Trade (44-45) 1284 12.4 10.8 14.0 0.07
Health Care & Social Assistance (62) 1720 8.6 7.6 9.7 0.06
Information (51) 277 11.0 7.5 14.4 0.16
Finance & Insurance (52) 515 9.1 7.4 10.8 0.10
Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (53) 284 11.5 8.5 14.6 0.13
Professional, Scientific, Technical Services (54) 559 9.9 7.7 12.2 0.12
Management of Companies & Enterprises (55) 22 *11.3 0.6 22.1 0.48
Administrative & Support & Waste Management

& Remediation Services (56)

394 13.1 9.7 16.5 0.13
Education (61) 1164 7.8 6.6 9.0 0.08
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation (71) 228 10.4 4.6 16.2 0.28
Accommodation & Food Services (72) 675 15.4 12.9 17.9 0.08
Other Services (except Public Administration)

(81)

719 11.4 9.7 13.1 0.08
Public Administration (92) 885 10.2 8.6 11.7 0.08
All Industries 14114 11.7 11.2 12.2 0.02

*Estimates preceded by an asterisk have a coefficient of variation >30% and <50% and should be used with caution as they do not meet NCHS standards of precision.

Abbreviations:
NAICS = North American Industry Classification System
NCHS = National Center for Health Statistics

Occupation (2-Digit SOC Code) Unweighted Frequency Prevalence
(%)
Lower Confidence
Limit
Upper Confidence
Limit
Coefficient
of Variation
Management (11) 1971 11.7 10.5 12.9 0.05
Business & Financial Operations (13) 414 6.3 5.0 7.6 0.10
Computer & Mathematical (15) 223 8.3 6.1 10.5 0.14
Architecture & Engineering (17) 268 7.3 5.4 9.2 0.13
Life, Physical & Social Science (19) 144 6.5 4.1 8.8 0.19
Community & Social Services (21) 246 10.1 7.1 13.1 0.15
Legal (23) 139 10.2 6.8 13.6 0.17
Education, Training & Library (25) 726 7.4 5.8 9.0 0.11
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, &

Media (27)

202 12.8 7.2 18.4 0.22
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical

(29)

736 7.7 6.0 9.4 0.11
Healthcare Support (31) 296 10.4 7.7 13.1 0.13
Protective Services (33) 357 17.2 13.5 21.0 0.11
Food Preparation & Serving (35) 492 15.7 12.7 18.7 0.10
Building & Grounds Cleaning &

Maintenance (37)

564 13.7 10.7 16.8 0.11
Personal Care & Service (39) 377 10.7 6.8 14.7 0.19
Sales & Related (41) 1255 12.1 10.6 13.5 0.06
Office & Administrative Support (43) 1356 9.2 8.0 10.3 0.07
Farming, Fishing & Forestry (45) 276 14.7 10.2 19.3 0.16
Construction & Extraction (47) 1317 21.0 18.6 23.4 0.06
Installation, Maintenance & Repair
(49)
685 18.7 15.7 21.8 0.08
Production
(51)
732 13.2 11.2 15.3 0.08
Transportation & Material Moving
(53)
858 14.3 12.1 16.6 0.08
All Occupations 13634 11.8 11.3 12.3 0.02

Abbreviations:
SOC = Standard Occupational Classification

§Respondents answered “Nearly Always”, “Sometimes”, “Seldom”, or “Never” to “How often do you use seat belts when you drive or ride in the car? Would you say –“

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