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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning/Electric Fan in home*

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  Total
Respond.^
Both AC & Fan AC only Fan only Neither AC or Fan
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,202 4,281 82.7 81.3-83.9 701 13.3 12.2-14.5 159 2.7 2.2- 3.3 61 1.3 1.0- 1.9
-Eastern NC 1,887 1,621 86.2 84.2-88.0 231 11.8 10.2-13.7 22 1.4 0.8- 2.3 *** *** ***
GENDER
Male 860 747 87.1 84.2-89.6 98 11.0 8.8-13.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Female 1,027 874 85.3 82.4-87.8 133 12.6 10.3-15.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,102 978 89.0 86.6-91.1 110 9.4 7.5-11.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Black 542 441 82.3 78.0-85.9 89 15.4 12.1-19.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 59 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 319 270 85.6 80.6-89.4 40 11.8 8.4-16.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 234 195 85.2 79.4-89.5 34 12.8 8.9-18.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 308 277 89.9 84.9-93.4 25 7.9 5.0-12.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 428 364 85.9 81.5-89.3 56 12.3 9.1-16.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 392 341 87.1 82.7-90.5 48 11.9 8.7-16.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 191 161 82.8 74.6-88.8 26 15.5 9.7-23.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 220 184 84.3 77.8-89.2 29 12.6 8.3-18.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 579 502 86.6 82.8-89.8 70 12.0 9.1-15.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 593 517 87.7 84.3-90.5 63 10.1 7.6-13.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 488 413 84.2 79.9-87.8 67 14.0 10.7-18.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 189 158 84.2 76.8-89.6 24 11.3 6.9-17.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 310 264 85.7 80.0-89.9 40 12.6 8.6-18.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 192 161 84.2 77.0-89.5 28 14.2 9.2-21.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 272 230 86.9 81.5-90.8 38 11.8 8.0-17.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 222 191 85.7 79.2-90.4 28 13.5 8.9-20.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 354 325 91.8 87.7-94.6 26 7.7 5.0-11.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 598 525 88.6 85.1-91.4 63 9.1 6.7-12.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 1,283 1,092 85.3 82.8-87.5 166 12.9 10.8-15.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 641 554 87.2 83.7-90.0 72 10.1 7.7-13.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 1,241 1,062 85.7 83.1-87.9 159 12.7 10.6-15.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 308 277 89.6 84.5-93.2 28 9.8 6.3-14.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,580 1,345 85.6 83.4-87.6 203 12.2 10.4-14.3 20 1.5 0.9- 2.6 *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 122 104 86.6 78.7-91.9 15 10.3 5.9-17.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 329 269 81.1 75.7-85.4 52 16.6 12.5-21.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 1,438 1,250 87.3 85.0-89.4 164 10.9 9.0-13.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 894 767 85.9 82.9-88.4 109 12.4 10.0-15.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unemployed 77 63 85.4 75.1-92.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 543 469 86.2 82.2-89.4 66 12.4 9.3-16.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 235 204 88.4 82.6-92.4 29 10.8 6.9-16.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 131 113 86.2 77.4-91.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 66 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 181 151 83.9 76.6-89.2 24 13.9 8.9-21.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 298 252 85.6 79.7-90.0 39 11.5 7.7-17.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 138 116 83.8 75.2-89.9 21 15.8 9.9-24.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 853 752 88.9 86.2-91.2 91 10.2 8.0-12.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 684 603 87.7 83.9-90.7 75 10.8 8.0-14.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 852 713 84.1 80.9-86.9 117 13.7 11.1-16.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 353 307 88.1 83.9-91.3 39 9.7 6.9-13.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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*Data in this table were derived from the Air Conditioning questions.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2016
are NOT comparable to 2010 and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Disability Status will be replaced by Functional Disability in 2017. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on the North Carolina Rural Centerís classification. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3Based on 2016 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

4NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
**Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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