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Table 3 Chi-squared analysis of the relationship between demographic characteristics and noncompliance with mandatory seatbelt-use law while driving in adult working population, 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

Characteristic Category total Noncompliance with seatbelt-use law (n = 456; 55.5%) P-value
n (%)
Age    0.042
 21–30 465 249 (53.5)  
 31–40 240 149 (62.1)  
 > 40 116 58 (50.0)  
Gender    0.011
 Male 293 180 (61.4)  
 Female 528 276 (52.3)  
Nationality    0.017
 Kuwaiti 710 406 (57.2)  
 Non-Kuwaiti 111 50 (45.0)  
Governorate    0.074
 Alasimah 239 137 (57.3)  
 Hawalli 221 105 (47.5)  
 Farwaniya 144 81 (56.3)  
 Mubarak Alkabeer 117 68 (58.1)  
 Ahmadi 48 31 (64.6)  
 Jahra 52 34 (65.4)  
Marital status    0.076
 Never married 430 226 (52.6)  
 Ever married 390 229 (58.7)  
Educational level    0.304
 Less than high school 24 12 (50.0)  
 High school 161 95 (59.0)  
 Collage/university degree 577 322 (55.8)  
 Higher education 59 27 (45.8)  
Total monthly income (KD)    0.521
 < 1000 232 117 (50.4)  
 1000–2000 324 188 (58.0)  
 2001–3000 134 83 (61.9)  
 > 3000 129 66 (51.2)