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Based on BRFSS indicators (baseline data from 1989-94)
[see definition]

PERCENTAGE who seldom or never use SEATBELTS
by race/ethnicity, gender & age,
Oregon BRFSS, 1991-1993

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                        SELDOM OR NEVER
                        USE A SEATBELT      TOTAL
                          wgt percent    respondents
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ALL RACES
  Total                        4.8%          9622
  Male                         6.7%          4205
  Female                       2.7%          5417
  18-34 years                  5.5%          2851
  35-64 years                  4.6%          4862
Race/Ethnicity
WHITE***
  Total                        4.9%          8962
  Male                         6.9%          3901
  Female                       2.8%          5061
  18-34 years                  5.7%          2556
  35-64 years                  4.8%          4538
ASIAN***
  Total                       <1.0%           136
  Male                        <1.0%            62
  Female                      <1.0%            74
  18-34 years                 <1.0%            69
  35-64 years                 <1.0%            61
AFRICAN AMERICAN***
  Total                        9.5%            96
  Male                        12.6%          **44
  Female                       4.9%            52
  18-34 years                 15.6%          **42
  35-64 years                  2.9%          **48
AMERICAN INDIAN***
  Total                        6.2%           135
  Male                        11.7%            61
  Female                       1.3%            74
  18-34 years                  3.5%            51
  35-64 years                  8.3%            71
HISPANIC***
  Total                        3.1%           293
  Male                         2.9%           137
  Female                       3.3%           156
  18-34 years                  3.1%           133
  35-64 years                  3.3%           144
   * Estimate may be unreliable: <5 resp. with con
  ** Estimate may be unreliable: <50 respondents.
 *** Hispanics include all races; other groups
     are non-Hispanic only.
**** Respondents reported that they seldom or neve
     a seatbelt.