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Children (0 - 17) Who "Always" Use Appropriate Seat Belt/Car Seat

This indicator shows the percentage of parents/guardians who report that their child "always" uses a seat belt or car seat (as appropriate for age/weight)

Children (0 - 17) Who "Always" Use Appropriate Seat Belt/Car Seat

91.6
93.4
Comparison: U.S. Value 

93.4

percent
Measurement Period: 2011

County: Douglas

Data Source: 2011 PRC Community Health Needs Assessment
Technical Note: The regional value is compared to the national value; national data are derived from the PRC National Health Survey. U.S. value is available, 2011.
Maintained By: Live Well Omaha and the Douglas County Health Department
Last Updated: December 2011

Why is this important?

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for people between the ages of five and 34. Crashes also cause millions of serious injuries in the US every year. The simple act of buckling up is the best way to save lives and reduce injuries from crashes. Seat belts reduce the risk of being killed or seriously injured in a crash by about 50%.

Children (0 - 17) Who "Always" Use Appropriate Seat Belt/Car Seat : Time Series

2002: 89.5 2008: 92.7 2011: 93.4

percent

Children (0-17) Who "Always" Use Appropriate Seat Belt/Car Seat, by Region

Omaha East of 72nd. Street: 86.5 Omaha West of 72nd. Street: 98.3 Overall: 93.4

percent

Children (0 - 17) Who "Always" Use Appropriate Seat Belt/Car Seat

Comparison: Prior Value 

93.4

percent
Measurement Period: 2011

County: Douglas

Data Source: 2011 PRC Community Health Needs Assessment
Technical Note: The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Maintained By: Live Well Omaha and the Douglas County Health Department
Last Updated: December 2011

Why is this important?

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for people between the ages of five and 34. Crashes also cause millions of serious injuries in the US every year. The simple act of buckling up is the best way to save lives and reduce injuries from crashes. Seat belts reduce the risk of being killed or seriously injured in a crash by about 50%.

Children (0 - 17) Who "Always" Use Appropriate Seat Belt/Car Seat : Time Series

2002: 89.5 2008: 92.7 2011: 93.4

percent

Children (0-17) Who "Always" Use Appropriate Seat Belt/Car Seat, by Region

Omaha East of 72nd. Street: 86.5 Omaha West of 72nd. Street: 98.3 Overall: 93.4

percent