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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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%)
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
-Piedmont NC 2,286 1,878 82.7 80.8-84.4 348 14.3 12.7-16.0 35 1.8 1.2- 2.6 25 1.2 0.7- 1.9
GENDER
Male 1,014 835 84.5 81.9-86.8 150 12.5 10.5-14.8 15 1.8 1.0- 3.2 *** *** ***
Female 1,272 1,043 81.2 78.4-83.7 198 15.9 13.6-18.5 20 1.8 1.1- 2.9 *** *** ***
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,490 1,280 86.8 84.7-88.7 176 10.7 9.0-12.7 22 1.6 1.0- 2.5 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Black 477 353 73.8 69.0-78.1 108 21.9 18.0-26.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 22 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 443 360 81.1 76.4-85.0 73 15.7 12.2-20.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 330 271 83.6 78.8-87.5 50 14.0 10.4-18.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 425 360 85.7 81.8-89.0 52 11.0 8.2-14.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 411 347 83.5 78.8-87.3 53 13.5 10.0-17.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 407 327 80.3 75.5-84.3 72 17.9 14.1-22.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 241 188 81.8 76.0-86.5 46 15.3 11.1-20.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 233 170 72.5 65.5-78.5 45 19.3 14.3-25.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 551 450 83.6 80.0-86.7 87 13.8 11.0-17.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 661 555 84.9 81.4-87.8 88 12.5 9.8-15.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 836 698 84.2 81.3-86.8 128 14.6 12.1-17.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 164 134 80.1 71.6-86.6 22 14.6 9.3-22.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 353 249 71.9 66.3-77.0 90 24.1 19.4-29.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 220 181 80.3 73.3-85.9 31 14.9 10.2-21.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 252 218 88.7 83.9-92.1 29 9.7 6.5-14.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 312 261 84.9 79.9-88.8 47 13.9 10.2-18.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 600 524 88.5 85.5-91.0 67 9.7 7.5-12.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 536 436 83.0 79.0-86.4 86 14.3 11.2-18.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 1,738 1,434 82.8 80.7-84.8 258 14.1 12.3-16.1 27 1.8 1.2- 2.8 19 1.3 0.7- 2.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 605 497 83.0 79.3-86.2 92 14.3 11.4-17.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 1,667 1,370 82.7 80.5-84.7 254 14.4 12.5-16.4 25 1.9 1.2- 2.9 18 1.0 0.6- 1.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 267 224 86.3 81.2-90.2 36 11.9 8.3-16.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 2,018 1,653 82.3 80.3-84.2 312 14.6 12.9-16.4 30 1.8 1.2- 2.7 23 1.3 0.8- 2.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,200 969 80.6 77.8-83.2 204 16.7 14.4-19.4 16 1.6 0.9- 2.8 *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 602 497 83.9 80.4-86.9 89 13.1 10.5-16.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 484 412 86.2 82.3-89.4 55 9.8 7.2-13.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,218 1,024 85.2 82.8-87.2 164 12.3 10.5-14.4 18 1.6 1.0- 2.8 *** *** ***
Unemployed 96 75 76.9 65.6-85.3 17 16.0 9.7-25.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 594 474 80.6 76.7-83.9 105 16.4 13.4-19.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 168 135 82.4 74.7-88.1 28 15.4 10.0-23.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 203 165 77.7 69.5-84.2 33 18.9 12.9-26.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 80 63 79.4 67.6-87.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 164 120 74.2 66.0-81.0 39 23.8 17.2-32.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 306 241 79.1 73.3-83.9 55 17.9 13.4-23.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 146 110 77.5 68.5-84.5 27 14.2 9.1-21.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,183 1,018 87.2 84.9-89.1 148 11.3 9.5-13.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 87 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 672 561 85.0 81.7-87.8 89 11.3 9.0-14.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,527 1,241 81.5 79.1-83.7 249 15.7 13.7-17.9 21 1.7 1.0- 2.8 16 1.1 0.6- 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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
**Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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