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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-Females

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
-FEMALES 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
Non-Hispanic White 1,919 1,608 84.2 81.9-86.3 219 11.5 9.7-13.5 70 3.2 2.2- 4.6 22 1.2 0.7- 1.9
Non-Hispanic Black 631 488 74.2 69.5-78.4 124 21.8 18.0-26.1 11 2.1 0.9- 4.7 *** *** ***
Other 53 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 459 369 77.5 72.2-82.1 70 16.8 13.0-21.5 11 3.2 1.3- 7.3 *** *** ***
35-44 383 317 84.5 79.9-88.2 54 13.5 9.9-17.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 470 389 82.7 78.4-86.3 57 12.4 9.3-16.3 18 3.9 2.3- 6.5 *** *** ***
55-64 587 488 82.7 78.3-86.4 73 13.9 10.6-18.1 22 2.8 1.5- 5.1 *** *** ***
65-74 576 475 81.7 77.5-85.3 81 15.3 11.9-19.4 17 2.4 1.3- 4.2 *** *** ***
75+ 372 290 79.8 74.6-84.2 60 14.9 11.1-19.7 13 2.8 1.4- 5.4 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 295 221 70.7 63.5-77.0 51 19.3 14.4-25.5 17 7.5 3.9-14.0 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 773 628 81.2 77.5-84.4 110 14.5 11.7-17.9 24 2.5 1.5- 4.1 11 1.8 0.9- 3.7
Some Post-H.S. 892 744 84.1 80.8-87.0 110 12.6 10.0-15.8 29 2.2 1.4- 3.5 *** *** ***
College Graduate 910 756 83.3 80.1-86.1 124 14.2 11.6-17.3 21 1.3 0.8- 2.3 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 300 231 76.6 70.0-82.1 44 16.6 11.8-22.8 21 5.7 3.2- 9.7 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 503 389 76.2 70.7-81.0 88 18.8 14.8-23.6 19 3.9 1.6- 9.1 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 273 223 81.2 74.5-86.4 37 13.8 9.5-19.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 355 294 85.9 81.2-89.6 47 11.1 7.8-15.6 11 2.2 1.1- 4.3 *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 346 288 82.0 76.3-86.5 48 15.7 11.5-21.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 542 474 87.3 83.5-90.3 54 9.9 7.3-13.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 835 677 82.0 78.4-85.1 112 13.2 10.5-16.5 32 2.7 1.7- 4.2 14 2.1 1.1- 4.1
No 2,027 1,666 81.1 78.7-83.2 281 14.8 13.0-16.9 59 2.9 1.9- 4.2 21 1.2 0.7- 2.1
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 937 755 81.6 78.3-84.5 129 14.0 11.4-17.1 34 2.3 1.5- 3.5 19 2.1 1.2- 3.6
No 1,927 1,589 81.2 78.7-83.4 265 14.6 12.7-16.8 57 3.0 2.1- 4.4 16 1.2 0.7- 2.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 65 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 2,811 2,295 81.1 79.1-82.9 390 14.6 12.9-16.3 91 2.9 2.1- 3.9 35 1.5 1.0- 2.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 716 573 77.8 73.7-81.4 124 18.8 15.5-22.7 12 2.1 1.1- 4.1 *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 662 534 80.6 76.4-84.2 99 14.6 11.7-18.1 20 3.1 1.5- 6.4 *** *** ***
Rural 1,499 1,248 84.4 81.9-86.6 173 11.1 9.2-13.4 59 3.0 2.2- 4.3 19 1.4 0.8- 2.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,279 1,064 83.4 80.8-85.7 163 12.9 10.9-15.2 36 2.3 1.5- 3.4 16 1.4 0.8- 2.7
Unemployed 107 *** *** *** 20 17.2 10.4-26.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 862 698 81.4 77.9-84.4 123 14.5 11.9-17.7 31 2.5 1.6- 3.8 *** *** ***
Unable to Work 310 254 82.7 76.6-87.4 43 14.3 9.8-20.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 309 251 77.2 70.2-82.9 44 18.0 12.8-24.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 124 96 78.8 69.5-85.8 17 13.5 8.1-21.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 259 200 75.5 67.5-82.0 42 18.1 13.0-24.7 12 4.9 1.6-14.3 *** *** ***
101% to 150% 450 356 79.7 74.5-84.0 71 16.9 12.8-21.9 18 2.4 1.3- 4.5 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 200 160 80.2 72.1-86.3 31 13.9 9.3-20.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,276 1,080 85.1 82.6-87.3 156 12.2 10.2-14.6 28 1.5 0.9- 2.3 12 1.2 0.6- 2.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 624 532 84.2 79.4-88.0 68 12.0 8.6-16.4 20 2.3 1.3- 4.0 *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,077 877 83.4 80.5-85.9 149 13.2 11.0-15.8 35 2.2 1.4- 3.5 16 1.3 0.6- 2.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,176 946 79.0 75.9-81.8 179 16.1 13.6-18.9 36 3.4 2.1- 5.3 15 1.6 0.9- 2.8

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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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