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Table 1 Demographics and frequency of seat belt use

From: Pattern of seat belt use by drivers in Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies

Variable Never
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Always
(%)
Total
(%)
Chi square P value
Age (years)           
18-24 33 (20.8) 138 (27.8) 70 (23.1) 241 (25.1) 27.480 < 0.001
25-34 69 (43.4) 161 (32.4) 75 (24.8) 305 (31.8)   
35-44 22 (13.8) 102 (20.5) 68 (22.4) 192 (20.0)   
>/45 35 (22.0) 96 (19.3) 90 (29.7) 221 (23.0)   
Total 159 (100.0) 497 (100.0) 303 (100.0) 959 (100.0)   
Sex           
Male 144 (91.7) 366 (75.6) 141 (49.6) 651 (70.4) 99.223 < 0.001
Female 13 (8.3) 118 (24.4) 143 (50.4) 274 (29.6)   
Total 157 (100.0) 484 (100.0) 284 (100.0) 925 (100.0)   
Marital Status           
Single 90 (57.3) 271 (56.0) 127 (44.6) 488 (52.7) 11.229 .024
Married 57 (36.3) 186 (38.4) 137 (48.1) 380 (41.0)   
Divorced/Widowed 10 (6.4) 27 (5.6) 21 (7.4) 58 (6.3)   
Total 157 (100.0) 484 (100.0) 285 (100.0) 926 (100.0)   
Education           
No formal education 2 (1.3) 16 (3.3) 1 (.3) 19 (2.1) 169.350 < 0.001
Primary 43 (27.4) 47 (9.8) 4 (1.4) 94 (10.2)   
Secondary 93 (59.2) 241 (50.00 94 (32.8) 428 (46.2)   
Tertiary 19 (12.1) 178 (36.9) 188 (65.5) 385 (41.6)   
Total 157 (100.0) 482 (100.0) 287 (100.0) 926 (100.0)   
Years driving           
0 - 9 87 (54.7) 233 (46.9) 99 (32.7) 419 (43.7) 26.913 < 0.001
10 - 19 33 (20.8) 132 (26.6) 89 (29.4) 254 (26.5)   
>/20 39 (24.5) 132 (26.6) 115 (38.0) 286 (29.8)   
Total 159 (100.0) 497 (100.0) 303 (100.0) 959 (100.0)