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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-Non-Hispanic White

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
-Non-Hispanic White 3,485 2,945 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
GENDER
Male 1,566 1,337 87.3 85.2-89.1 165 9.2 7.7-11.0 52 2.4 1.7- 3.5 *** *** ***
Female 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
AGE
18-34 494 426 86.7 82.2-90.3 48 8.6 5.9-12.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 377 329 89.4 85.5-92.4 34 7.7 5.2-11.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 557 484 87.1 83.5-90.1 51 9.4 6.9-12.7 20 3.2 1.9- 5.4 *** *** ***
55-64 755 639 85.3 81.7-88.3 80 10.7 8.2-13.8 31 2.8 1.7- 4.7 *** *** ***
65-74 802 674 83.4 80.0-86.4 93 13.2 10.5-16.5 27 2.4 1.5- 3.7 *** *** ***
75+ 473 369 79.5 75.0-83.5 76 14.9 11.5-19.1 19 3.7 2.1- 6.2 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 267 221 81.1 74.0-86.6 24 10.2 6.5-15.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 879 744 86.3 83.4-88.7 93 10.2 8.0-12.8 32 2.7 1.7- 4.2 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 1,092 924 85.9 83.1-88.4 114 10.1 8.0-12.7 43 2.8 1.9- 4.1 *** *** ***
College Graduate 1,239 1,049 86.6 84.4-88.6 152 11.1 9.3-13.3 30 1.7 1.1- 2.6 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 246 196 82.3 75.0-87.8 24 9.0 5.2-15.2 22 6.0 3.4-10.3 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 447 357 80.1 74.2-85.0 52 11.0 7.8-15.2 31 7.1 3.9-12.5 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 302 251 83.2 77.4-87.8 36 13.3 9.2-18.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 443 380 89.4 85.9-92.1 48 7.7 5.5-10.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 509 429 86.0 82.2-89.1 62 11.8 8.9-15.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 943 842 89.8 87.4-91.8 82 8.1 6.4-10.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,019 847 85.7 82.9-88.1 111 9.8 7.9-12.3 46 2.9 2.0- 4.2 *** *** ***
No 2,454 2,088 85.7 83.8-87.4 271 10.5 9.1-12.1 76 2.8 2.0- 3.9 19 1.0 0.6- 1.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,054 880 86.4 83.8-88.6 115 9.7 7.8-12.1 44 2.5 1.7- 3.7 15 1.4 0.8- 2.4
No 2,420 2,056 85.5 83.6-87.2 268 10.7 9.2-12.3 78 3.0 2.1- 4.1 18 0.9 0.5- 1.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 512 436 86.8 83.0-89.9 54 10.1 7.4-13.7 20 2.9 1.7- 4.8 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 2,972 2,508 85.5 83.8-87.0 330 10.4 9.1-11.9 102 2.8 2.1- 3.8 32 1.2 0.8- 1.9
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY2
Urban 751 644 86.0 82.7-88.8 93 12.1 9.5-15.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 834 689 84.4 81.2-87.2 111 11.5 9.3-14.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 1,901 1,613 86.2 84.1-88.1 180 8.7 7.2-10.5 85 3.5 2.6- 4.7 23 1.6 0.9- 2.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,698 1,476 88.4 86.5-90.1 160 8.7 7.2-10.4 49 2.3 1.6- 3.3 *** *** ***
Unemployed 95 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 1,165 948 82.0 79.2-84.4 159 13.9 11.7-16.5 47 3.1 2.2- 4.5 *** *** ***
Unable to Work 276 234 87.4 81.5-91.7 29 8.6 5.3-13.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 240 201 81.8 74.2-87.5 24 12.3 7.4-19.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 64 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 196 161 82.9 73.5-89.5 21 10.9 6.3-18.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 446 362 83.0 78.1-87.0 52 10.9 7.8-15.0 25 4.0 2.3- 6.8 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 234 191 83.0 76.2-88.2 26 11.0 6.9-17.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,934 1,678 88.2 86.4-89.7 201 9.5 8.1-11.2 41 1.5 1.1- 2.2 *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 672 591 87.8 83.8-91.0 55 8.9 6.1-12.7 23 2.8 1.6- 4.8 *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,399 1,166 86.0 83.6-88.1 161 10.0 8.3-12.0 54 2.6 1.8- 3.8 *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,415 1,189 84.8 82.3-87.0 168 11.2 9.3-13.3 45 3.0 2.0- 4.5 *** *** ***

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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.

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