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Table 2 Prevalence of noncompliance with mandatory seatbelt-use law while driving in adult working population enrolled in a cross-sectional study, Kuwait, October 2017 (N = 822)

From: Prevalence of and factors associated with self-reported noncompliance with mandatory seatbelt-use law while driving among adults in Kuwait

Driving-related variables n %
Seatbelt use while drivinga (multiple options question)
 Always 365 44.5
 Often 154 18.8
 Sometimes 158 19.2
 Rarely 71 8.6
 Never 69 8.4
 Don’t know 4 0.5
Seatbelt use while drivinga (binary)
 Noncompliance (irregular use) 456 55.5
 Compliance (always use) 365 44.5
Seatbelt use when riding a car as a passengera
 Always 155 18.9
 Often 132 16.2
 Sometimes 148 18.2
 Rarely 125 15.4
 Never 253 31.1
 Don’t know 7 0.9
Seatbelt use as a passengera (multiple options question)
 Noncompliance (irregular use) 665 81.1
 Compliance (always use) 155 18.9
Reasons for using seatbelt while driving among participants who reportedly always use seatbelt
 For my own safety 316 86.6
 Afraid of the law enforcement personnel 23 6.3
 Most of my family members wear it 1 0.3
 Others 25 6.8
Reasons for not using seatbelta while driving among participants who reportedly irregularly use seatbelt
 Seat-belt use law is not enforced 55 18.4
 Seatbelt is useless 17 5.7
 My driving skills are excellent 13 4.3
 Using seatbelt is uncomfortable 180 60.2
 Others 34 11.4
  1. a Categories total may not add to 822 due to missing data
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