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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western 1,029 782 75.4 71.3-79.0 122 12.1 9.5-15.1 102 9.1 6.7-12.2 23 3.5 2.0- 5.9
GENDER
Male 451 344 77.2 71.4-82.1 57 12.1 8.5-17.0 42 7.9 5.4-11.4 *** *** ***
Female 578 438 73.6 67.8-78.8 65 12.0 8.8-16.2 60 10.2 6.5-15.7 *** *** ***
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 894 688 77.6 73.4-81.3 98 10.8 8.3-13.9 89 8.6 6.1-11.9 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Black 39 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 12 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 149 112 71.7 60.2-80.9 21 13.7 8.0-22.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 120 92 81.9 73.1-88.3 16 10.4 5.9-17.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 139 109 78.9 69.1-86.2 *** *** *** 15 9.6 5.4-16.5 *** *** ***
55-64 229 172 73.5 63.9-81.3 27 13.8 8.3-22.1 26 8.2 4.9-13.6 *** *** ***
65-74 232 184 80.8 74.1-86.1 21 8.0 4.7-13.3 25 10.4 6.6-16.0 *** *** ***
75+ 149 107 70.2 60.3-78.5 22 14.8 8.8-23.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 142 *** *** *** 22 14.9 8.6-24.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 290 223 80.6 74.5-85.5 34 10.7 7.0-15.9 24 5.4 3.3- 8.5 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 306 230 76.0 69.2-81.7 37 12.7 8.3-19.0 33 8.7 5.7-13.1 *** *** ***
College Graduate 292 231 79.2 72.9-84.3 30 10.2 6.7-15.2 28 9.0 5.8-13.8 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 125 *** *** *** 18 16.4 9.0-28.0 23 16.1 9.2-26.8 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 198 *** *** *** 27 10.0 6.2-15.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 89 67 79.4 68.2-87.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 117 92 81.6 72.0-88.5 15 8.8 4.9-15.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 148 117 78.1 67.1-86.2 17 15.6 8.5-27.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 170 146 84.1 76.1-89.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 325 240 75.4 67.9-81.6 32 7.4 4.5-11.7 41 10.0 6.7-14.9 *** *** ***
No 701 539 75.3 70.4-79.7 90 13.9 10.7-17.9 61 8.7 5.8-12.9 *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 346 253 76.8 70.6-82.0 41 9.4 6.1-14.0 41 9.9 6.6-14.7 *** *** ***
No 684 529 74.7 69.5-79.3 82 13.3 10.1-17.3 61 8.7 5.8-12.9 *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 128 100 81.3 71.9-88.0 *** *** *** 14 11.6 6.4-20.1 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 901 681 74.6 70.2-78.5 110 12.7 10.0-16.1 88 8.8 6.3-12.3 22 3.8 2.2- 6.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 251 194 75.3 66.3-82.5 34 13.5 8.9-19.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 779 588 75.3 70.7-79.4 89 11.6 8.7-15.3 83 9.0 6.7-11.9 *** *** ***
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 485 379 78.8 73.6-83.3 54 11.8 8.3-16.6 40 6.4 4.4- 9.1 *** *** ***
Unemployed 32 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 347 260 76.2 70.3-81.2 44 12.9 9.1-18.1 38 8.7 6.0-12.6 *** *** ***
Unable to Work 104 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 59 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 27 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 119 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 181 131 75.2 65.5-82.9 23 9.7 5.8-15.8 20 8.1 4.7-13.6 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 71 52 80.5 68.2-88.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 445 359 79.9 74.5-84.5 47 11.7 8.0-16.8 33 6.4 4.3- 9.5 *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 341 272 78.7 71.4-84.5 38 11.9 7.4-18.5 26 6.2 3.9- 9.9 *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 407 298 74.3 67.8-79.9 51 13.0 9.1-18.2 47 8.8 5.8-13.2 *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 282 212 73.4 65.3-80.1 34 11.3 7.5-16.8 29 12.0 6.9-20.3 *** *** ***

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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.

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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