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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Adverse Childhood Experience-African Americans

The ACE Score*

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  Total
Respond.^
No ACE (1-2) ACEs (3-8) ACEs
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,913 1,366 41.5 39.0-44.0 997 35.7 33.2-38.3 550 22.8 20.6-25.2
-African Americans 548 233 38.4 32.8-44.3 225 44.6 38.8-50.5 90 17.0 13.2-21.7
GENDER
Male 194 83 41.4 32.1-51.4 81 42.4 33.5-51.9 30 16.1 10.2-24.7
Female 354 150 35.9 29.6-42.7 144 46.3 39.0-53.8 60 17.8 13.3-23.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 14 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 533 230 38.7 33.0-44.7 215 44.0 38.1-50.1 88 17.3 13.3-22.1
AGE
18-34 112 *** *** *** *** *** *** 28 21.7 13.5-32.9
35-44 87 *** *** *** *** *** *** 19 20.9 12.6-32.5
45-54 99 *** *** *** *** *** *** 18 17.8 10.2-29.2
55-64 120 *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 10.2 5.6-17.8
65-74 73 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 48 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 74 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 183 *** *** *** *** *** *** 26 15.4 8.8-25.6
Some Post-H.S. 150 58 33.6 25.0-43.4 *** *** *** 27 17.5 11.4-25.9
College Graduate 141 64 39.8 30.0-50.4 *** *** *** 26 21.8 14.0-32.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 105 *** *** *** *** *** *** 18 17.5 10.3-28.3
$15,000- 24,999 112 *** *** *** *** *** *** 21 15.9 9.8-24.8
$25,000- 34,999 54 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 72 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 45 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 53 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 149 62 36.5 27.5-46.7 *** *** *** 31 22.9 15.4-32.7
No 391 166 38.7 32.0-45.8 167 46.0 39.1-53.0 58 15.3 11.0-20.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 54 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 494 217 40.0 33.9-46.3 197 43.3 37.1-49.6 80 16.8 12.7-21.8
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 285 128 40.3 32.5-48.6 117 46.9 38.6-55.4 40 12.8 8.8-18.2
No 263 105 36.5 28.8-45.0 108 42.2 34.4-50.5 50 21.3 15.1-29.1

Back to Adverse Childhood Experience.

*The ACE score is a measure of cumulative exposure to traumatic stress during childhood, and is often used in ACE-related research. The score is based on
the summation of eight adverse childhood experiences. Two of these experiences are domain events or constructs, consisting of more than one question.
The sexual domain consists of three questions on forced/unwanted sexual contact. The substance abuse domain consists of two questions on living with someone
who abuses alcohol or drugs. If the respondent answers YES to one or more questions in the sexual domain, the response counts as only one experience.
The same is true of the substance abuse domain. The remaining six questions in the module are are then added to the two domain scores to yield a total
ACE score of eight.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2014 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2014 Annual Results Technical Notes for more 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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