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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 2,325 1,926 84.2 82.3-85.9 305 12.0 10.5-13.6 68 2.6 1.9- 3.5 26 1.2 0.7- 2.0
Female 2,877 2,355 81.3 79.4-83.1 396 14.4 12.9-16.2 91 2.8 2.0- 3.8 35 1.5 0.9- 2.2
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,486 2,946 85.7 84.1-87.1 384 10.4 9.2-11.7 122 2.8 2.2- 3.7 34 1.1 0.7- 1.7
Non-Hispanic Black 1,058 821 76.4 73.1-79.5 204 19.5 16.8-22.6 19 2.3 1.3- 4.0 14 1.8 0.9- 3.4
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 93 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 170 146 85.9 77.6-91.5 17 10.6 6.0-18.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 348 246 72.3 66.5-77.4 84 23.5 18.7-29.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 911 742 81.1 77.8-84.1 134 14.3 11.8-17.2 22 2.7 1.5- 4.7 13 1.9 1.0- 3.5
35-44 684 558 83.9 80.5-86.7 100 13.2 10.6-16.4 16 1.8 1.0- 3.3 *** *** ***
45-54 872 746 86.0 83.1-88.5 90 10.1 8.0-12.7 26 3.0 1.9- 4.6 *** *** ***
55-64 1,068 883 82.8 79.6-85.5 136 13.2 10.8-16.0 41 3.0 1.9- 4.6 *** *** ***
65-74 1,031 852 82.4 79.4-85.0 141 14.6 12.1-17.5 29 2.2 1.4- 3.3 *** *** ***
75+ 581 456 80.0 75.9-83.6 94 15.2 12.1-19.1 22 3.2 2.0- 5.3 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 595 452 74.3 69.6-78.6 96 16.5 13.2-20.4 34 6.5 4.2-10.1 13 2.6 1.3- 5.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,420 1,175 84.1 81.8-86.2 191 12.8 10.9-14.9 37 1.9 1.3- 2.9 17 1.2 0.7- 2.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,560 1,302 84.5 82.2-86.6 188 11.8 9.9-14.0 53 2.5 1.7- 3.5 17 1.2 0.7- 2.1
College Graduate 1,616 1,342 83.7 81.4-85.7 225 14.0 12.1-16.1 35 1.4 1.0- 2.1 14 0.9 0.4- 1.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 478 372 78.2 73.1-82.6 64 13.9 10.3-18.5 33 5.9 3.8- 9.0 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 861 654 76.2 72.2-79.7 157 18.1 15.1-21.4 36 4.1 2.4- 7.0 14 1.7 0.8- 3.5
$25,000- 34,999 501 409 81.4 76.7-85.3 68 13.8 10.5-18.0 17 2.9 1.6- 5.2 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 641 540 87.2 84.0-89.8 82 10.3 8.0-13.3 12 1.2 0.6- 2.3 *** *** ***
$50,000-74,999 682 569 84.0 80.4-87.1 92 14.1 11.2-17.6 18 1.7 0.9- 3.0 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 1,124 995 88.8 86.5-90.8 106 9.1 7.4-11.2 15 1.1 0.6- 2.0 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,459 1,201 83.7 81.1-86.0 181 11.4 9.5-13.5 56 3.0 2.1- 4.3 21 1.9 1.1- 3.4
No 3,722 3,065 82.5 80.9-84.0 514 13.8 12.4-15.2 103 2.6 2.0- 3.4 40 1.2 0.8- 1.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,592 1,304 83.4 81.1-85.6 205 12.1 10.3-14.2 58 2.8 2.0- 3.9 25 1.7 1.0- 2.7
No 3,592 2,961 82.4 80.8-84.0 495 13.8 12.4-15.2 101 2.7 2.0- 3.5 35 1.1 0.7- 1.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 703 601 86.9 83.7-89.6 77 10.5 8.1-13.6 21 2.2 1.3- 3.7 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 4,499 3,679 82.1 80.7-83.5 625 13.7 12.5-14.9 138 2.8 2.2- 3.5 57 1.5 1.1- 2.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,322 1,073 81.1 78.4-83.5 219 16.3 14.0-18.8 18 1.6 1.0- 2.8 12 1.0 0.5- 1.9
Regional City or Suburban County 1,182 960 82.1 79.2-84.6 175 13.8 11.7-16.3 33 2.8 1.7- 4.7 14 1.3 0.6- 2.5
Rural 2,701 2,250 84.2 82.3-85.9 308 10.8 9.4-12.4 108 3.4 2.6- 4.3 35 1.6 1.0- 2.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,597 2,170 84.5 82.8-86.1 327 12.3 10.8-13.8 69 2.2 1.6- 3.0 31 1.0 0.7- 1.7
Unemployed 205 160 76.2 66.9-83.5 33 14.4 9.7-20.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 1,484 1,203 81.6 79.0-83.8 215 14.6 12.6-16.9 52 2.6 1.8- 3.7 14 1.2 0.6- 2.4
Unable to Work 507 417 83.1 78.5-87.0 69 12.3 9.2-16.4 16 2.9 1.6- 5.4 *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 393 320 78.6 72.9-83.5 53 15.8 11.5-21.3 13 3.3 1.7- 6.4 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 173 137 80.8 73.0-86.8 23 12.1 7.7-18.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 464 352 75.6 70.1-80.4 81 18.2 14.3-23.0 22 4.8 2.3- 9.6 *** *** ***
101% to 150% 785 624 80.5 76.8-83.8 117 14.5 11.7-17.8 32 3.2 2.0- 4.9 12 1.8 0.8- 3.9
151% to 200% 355 278 80.0 74.3-84.6 55 13.8 10.1-18.5 17 4.4 2.3- 8.2 *** *** ***
More than 200% 2,481 2,129 86.7 85.1-88.2 286 11.1 9.7-12.6 48 1.4 1.0- 1.9 18 0.8 0.5- 1.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,112 951 85.0 81.8-87.7 123 11.5 9.1-14.4 33 2.7 1.7- 4.1 *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,931 1,572 83.1 80.9-85.1 257 12.4 10.8-14.3 70 2.7 2.0- 3.7 32 1.8 1.1- 2.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,162 1,760 81.7 79.6-83.6 322 14.5 12.8-16.3 56 2.7 1.9- 3.8 24 1.2 0.7- 1.9

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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.

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