State by State Stats for Booster Seat Use

STATE BY STATE
DATA CHART


State Heard or Read of Booster Seats** Unaware of Proper Booster Seat Ages** Booster
Seat Usage***
1999 Fatalities (Children
4 – 8)****
2000 Fatalities (Children
4 – 8)*****
ALABAMA 92% 76% 21% 14 8
ALASKA 86% 79% 12% 2 1
ARIZONA 85% 71% 19% 15 12
ARKANSAS 86% 79% 28% 9 9
CALIFORNIA* 87% 77% 17% 41 56
COLORADO 85% 74% 29% 4 7
CONNECTICUT 90% 61% 29% 3 3
DELAWARE 88% 73% 29% 2 0
D. C. 87% 63% 18% 0 0
FLORIDA* 84% 78% 19% 23 21
GEORGIA* 88% 74% 24% 34 20
HAWAII 82% 66% 17% 0 0
IDAHO 87% 73% 18% 7 6
ILLINOIS* 85% 73% 22% 17 10
INDIANA* 86% 78% 17% 9 10
IOWA 85% 79% 18% 9 6
KANSAS 91% 68% 21% 7 5
KENTUCKY 91% 73% 15% 10 9
LOUISIANA 83% 78% 20% 7 5
MAINE 87% 68% 25% 2 2
MARYLAND 89% 66% 30% 2 4
MASSACHUSETTS* 92% 60% 23% 1 0
MICHIGAN 85% 72% 19% 10 10
MINNESOTA* 92% 67% 30% 4 8
MISSISSIPPI 88% 78% 21% 19 21
MISSOURI* 86% 78% 18% 12 21
MONTANA 90% 70% 18% 2 4
NEBRASKA 85% 75% 21% 3 3
NEVADA 83% 84% 20% 6 11
NEW HAMPSHIRE 92% 57% 26% 1 2
NEW JERSEY* 89% 65% 23% 5 3
NEW MEXICO 90% 73% 20% 6 4
NEW YORK* 91% 66% 18% 10 6
NORTH CAROLINA* 88% 71% 27% 19 18
NORTH DAKOTA 89% 69% 20% 1 2
OHIO* 84% 76% 17% 9 19
OKLAHOMA 90% 75% 19% 13 3
OREGON 86% 74% 18% 5 5
PENNSYLVANIA* 90% 65% 21% 15 11
RHODE ISLAND 91% 63% 21% 1 0
SOUTH CAROLINA 84% 69% 19% 20 8
SOUTH DAKOTA 89% 71% 15% 4 2
TENNESSEE 85% 80% 22% 22 11
TEXAS* 85% 73% 17% 66 67
UTAH 84% 74% 21% 4 6
VERMONT 92% 60% 24% 1 1
VIRGINIA* 89% 74% 24% 8 5
WASHINGTON 93% 63% 27% 11 7
WEST VIRGINIA 86% 75% 17% 4 6
WISCONSIN 87% 82% 23% 6 6
WYOMING 90% 71% 22% 4 4
NATIONAL 88% 71% 21% 509 468

The total sample of the survey included 11,701 interviews yielding results that can be generalized to the entire universe of American parents of young children within +/-1.0 percentage points in 95 out of 100 cases. There were 300 interviews completed in each of the fifteen most populated states, and 200 interviews in each of the remaining 35 states and the District of Columbia. In several portions of the report results are based on parents or caregivers of children between 4-8 years old. This sample size is 7,720 interviews and has a sample error of +/- 1.17. This survey should be used to compare states against the national average only.

*300 Interviews completed in this state.

**Asked of parents and caregivers with children 12 years of age and younger.

***Asked of parents and caregivers with children between 4 and 8 years of age.

****The data is from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of children ages 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 ( or 4 through 8 ) who were killed in 1999 in car crashes.

*****The data is from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of children ages 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 ( or 4 through 8 ) who were killed in 2000 in car crashes.