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Table 4 Multivariate logistic regression model: Factors associated with safety belt use less than always using a Single Measure of Safety Belt Use

From: Self-reported safety belt use among emergency department patients in Boston, Massachusetts

Variable Odds Ratio P value 95% Confidence Interval
Male Gender 2.18 0.009 1.22 3.91
I just forget to wear my seatbelt* 2.55 0.002 1.42 4.55
Rides with others who drink and drive 3.21 0.008 1.67 7.57
Ever received a ticket for not wearing a seatbelt 4.06 0.003 1.63 10.1
Maximum alcohol consumption Single Episode^ >5 drinks 2.83 0.014 1.23 6.50
Wearing a seatbelt is a usual habit* 0.03 <0.001 0.01 0.08
Wearing a seatbelt is uncomfortable* 4.12 <0.001 2.26 7.54
  1. * Reference category is "Not at All"; Indicator is "A little" or "A lot"
  2. ^ Reference is "0–1 drink"