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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Air Conditioning-Males

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
-MALES 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
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,566 1,337 87.3 85.2-89.1 165 9.2 7.7-11.0 52 2.4 1.7- 3.5 12 1.1 0.5- 2.2
Non-Hispanic Black 427 333 79.2 74.2-83.4 80 16.8 13.1-21.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 40 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 452 373 84.7 80.6-88.0 64 11.8 9.0-15.4 11 2.1 1.0- 4.5 *** *** ***
35-44 300 241 83.2 78.1-87.4 45 12.9 9.3-17.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 402 357 89.6 85.5-92.6 33 7.6 5.1-11.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 481 395 82.8 78.0-86.8 63 12.4 9.2-16.5 19 3.2 1.7- 5.9 *** *** ***
65-74 454 376 83.1 78.6-86.8 60 13.8 10.4-18.1 12 1.9 1.0- 3.6 *** *** ***
75+ 209 166 80.3 73.1-85.9 34 15.8 10.7-22.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 299 231 77.8 71.3-83.1 44 13.7 9.7-19.1 17 5.7 3.1-10.0 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 647 547 87.1 84.0-89.7 81 11.0 8.6-13.9 13 1.4 0.7- 2.7 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 668 558 85.0 81.6-87.8 78 10.8 8.4-13.9 24 2.8 1.7- 4.5 *** *** ***
College Graduate 705 585 84.1 80.8-87.0 101 13.7 11.1-16.9 14 1.6 0.9- 2.8 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 177 141 80.7 71.8-87.3 19 10.0 5.5-17.5 12 6.2 3.1-12.0 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 358 265 76.0 70.3-81.0 69 17.2 13.2-22.1 17 4.3 2.3- 8.0 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 228 186 81.6 74.6-87.0 31 13.9 9.1-20.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 286 246 88.5 84.0-91.9 35 9.5 6.6-13.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 336 281 85.8 80.8-89.6 44 12.7 9.0-17.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 582 521 90.2 87.2-92.5 52 8.5 6.3-11.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 624 524 85.7 81.9-88.8 69 9.2 7.0-12.1 24 3.4 1.9- 6.0 *** *** ***
No 1,692 1,397 84.0 81.9-86.0 232 12.6 10.8-14.5 44 2.3 1.6- 3.3 19 1.1 0.6- 2.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 653 547 85.8 82.4-88.7 76 9.6 7.3-12.4 24 3.5 2.1- 5.7 *** *** ***
No 1,664 1,372 83.8 81.5-85.8 229 12.9 11.1-14.9 44 2.3 1.6- 3.4 19 1.1 0.6- 1.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 637 541 86.6 83.2-89.4 71 10.6 8.1-13.9 21 2.4 1.4- 4.0 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,687 1,384 83.5 81.3-85.5 234 12.4 10.7-14.3 47 2.6 1.8- 3.7 22 1.5 0.9- 2.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 606 500 84.6 81.2-87.5 95 13.5 10.9-16.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 518 425 83.9 80.0-87.2 75 12.9 10.0-16.4 13 2.4 1.2- 4.9 *** *** ***
Rural 1,201 1,001 84.0 81.1-86.5 135 10.4 8.4-12.8 49 3.7 2.6- 5.3 16 1.9 1.0- 3.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,318 1,106 85.4 83.1-87.5 164 11.7 9.8-13.9 33 2.2 1.4- 3.3 15 0.7 0.4- 1.3
Unemployed 98 79 81.7 70.2-89.4 13 11.3 6.0-20.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 621 504 81.8 77.9-85.1 92 14.8 11.7-18.4 21 2.8 1.6- 4.7 *** *** ***
Unable to Work 197 163 83.8 75.9-89.5 26 9.7 5.9-15.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 83 69 83.5 72.0-90.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 48 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 205 152 75.8 68.0-82.2 39 18.4 12.8-25.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 335 268 81.6 75.9-86.2 46 11.6 8.2-16.1 14 4.1 2.2- 7.5 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 155 118 79.8 71.2-86.3 24 13.6 8.4-21.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,205 1,049 88.2 86.0-90.2 130 10.0 8.2-12.1 20 1.3 0.7- 2.2 *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 487 418 85.8 81.2-89.4 55 11.0 7.8-15.2 13 3.0 1.5- 5.7 *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 853 694 82.8 79.4-85.7 108 11.5 9.2-14.3 35 3.3 2.1- 5.1 16 2.4 1.2- 4.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 985 814 84.6 82.0-87.0 142 12.7 10.6-15.1 20 1.9 1.1- 3.3 *** *** ***

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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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