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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Air Conditioning--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,601 3,809 83.2 81.8-84.5 609 13.1 12.0-14.4 133 2.4 1.8- 3.0 50 1.3 0.9- 1.8
No 587 463 79.8 75.6-83.4 88 14.2 11.2-17.8 25 4.3 2.7- 6.9 *** *** ***
Body Mass Index
Underweight 67 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,435 1,156 82.4 80.0-84.7 217 13.9 11.9-16.2 48 2.6 1.8- 3.7 *** *** ***
Overweight 1,721 1,413 81.9 79.6-84.1 235 14.0 12.1-16.1 54 2.9 2.1- 4.0 *** *** ***
Obese 1,621 1,376 85.4 83.1-87.4 190 11.6 9.9-13.7 41 1.9 1.2- 2.8 *** *** ***
Current Smoker
Yes 888 726 83.3 79.9-86.3 107 10.3 8.2-12.9 41 4.5 2.9- 7.2 *** *** ***
No 4,291 3,535 82.6 81.2-84.0 594 14.0 12.8-15.4 117 2.2 1.8- 2.9 45 1.1 0.8- 1.6
History of CVD**
Yes 655 524 80.2 75.9-83.9 99 14.9 11.7-18.7 21 2.6 1.4- 4.5 *** *** ***
No 4,494 3,712 82.9 81.5-84.2 598 13.2 12.0-14.4 136 2.7 2.1- 3.4 48 1.2 0.8- 1.7
Binge Drinker
Yes 584 472 82.5 78.6-85.7 82 13.0 10.2-16.5 20 3.0 1.8- 5.0 *** *** ***
No 4,434 3,669 82.9 81.5-84.3 584 13.1 11.9-14.4 133 2.7 2.1- 3.4 48 1.3 0.9- 1.9
Heavy Drinker
Yes 314 260 81.7 76.0-86.4 39 14.2 10.1-19.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 4,683 3,872 83.2 81.7-84.5 613 12.7 11.6-14.0 142 2.7 2.1- 3.4 56 1.4 1.0- 2.0
COPD
Yes 449 372 84.8 80.4-88.4 58 12.1 8.8-16.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 4,739 3,897 82.5 81.1-83.8 642 13.4 12.2-14.6 144 2.7 2.2- 3.4 56 1.4 1.0- 2.0
Current Asthma
Yes 424 349 85.3 80.7-89.0 50 10.1 7.1-14.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 4,753 3,912 82.4 81.0-83.7 649 13.6 12.4-14.9 140 2.7 2.1- 3.4 52 1.3 0.9- 1.8
Diabetes
Yes 769 644 83.9 80.3-86.9 99 12.3 9.7-15.5 19 2.4 1.4- 4.3 *** *** ***
No 4,427 3,633 82.6 81.1-83.9 601 13.3 12.2-14.6 139 2.7 2.1- 3.4 54 1.3 1.0- 1.9
Disability1
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
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,700 1,423 84.8 82.5-86.8 199 10.9 9.2-12.9 53 2.8 2.0- 4.0 25 1.5 0.9- 2.4
No 3,503 2,859 81.9 80.2-83.4 503 14.2 12.8-15.7 105 2.6 2.0- 3.5 36 1.3 0.9- 2.0

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

**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

†Chronic diseases include heart disease (heart attack/stoke/angina), current asthma, skin cancer, other cancer, COPD, arthritis, depression, kidney disease and diabetes.

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 phasing out next year, being replaced by Functional Disability.

^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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