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Table 3 Multinomial logistic regression model for seat belt use

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

  Sometimes Always
Parameter Odds Ratio 95% CI p Odds Ratio 95% CI p
Age (years)         
18-24 1.980 .645 6.073 .233 1.345 .354 5.101 .663
25-34 .769 .286 2.067 .603 .460 .146 1.456 .187
35-44 1.191 .522 2.715 .678 .892 .353 2.251 .808
Sex         
Male .251 .094 .668 .006 .146 .053 .402 < 0.001
Marital status         
Single .557 .175 1.771 .322 .411 .112 1.503 .179
Married .460 .149 1.418 .176 .433 .124 1.508 .189
Education         
No formal education 1.051 .195 5.666 .954 .067 .005 .932 .044
Primary .115 .052 .257 < 0.001 .012 .003 .049 < 0.001
Secondary .278 .138 .560 < 0.001 .166 .078 .353 < 0.001
Years driving         
0 - 9 years .547 .208 1.438 .221 .304 .097 .947 .040
10 - 19 years 1.133 .491 2.616 .770 .891 .347 2.289 .811
Perception         
The same .449 .257 .784 .005 .324 .173 .608 < 0.001
More than I do .369 .205 .663 .001 .048 .019 .122 < 0.001
Motivation         
Increased mass media promotion .850 .434 1.663 .635 1.751 .778 3.944 .176
Stiffer penalties for non-compliance .889 .464 1.702 .722 1.437 .646 3.197 .375
  1. • Reference categories were Age: >/45 years, Sex: Female; Marital status; Divorced/widowed; Education: Tertiary education; Years driving: >/20 years