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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Adverse Childhood Experience

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%)
TOTAL 2,913 1,366 41.5 39.0-44.0 997 35.7 33.2-38.3 550 22.8 20.6-25.2
GENDER
Male 1,215 583 43.9 39.9-48.0 424 37.4 33.5-41.5 208 18.7 15.8-22.1
Female 1,698 783 39.3 36.3-42.5 573 34.2 31.0-37.5 342 26.5 23.3-29.9
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,042 1,000 43.3 40.2-46.4 666 33.1 30.1-36.2 376 23.6 20.9-26.7
Non-Hispanic Black 528 227 38.6 32.9-44.6 214 44.3 38.3-50.4 87 17.1 13.2-22.0
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 38 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 93 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 189 66 33.1 25.2-42.0 74 42.2 32.5-52.5 49 24.8 18.0-33.0
AGE
18-34 452 161 32.7 27.2-38.7 158 36.5 30.7-42.7 133 30.8 25.5-36.7
35-44 371 136 34.6 28.8-40.9 128 35.7 29.7-42.3 107 29.7 24.2-35.7
45-54 437 174 38.1 32.4-44.2 157 37.8 31.8-44.1 106 24.1 18.9-30.2
55-64 632 282 43.7 38.8-48.7 234 38.1 33.3-43.2 116 18.2 14.6-22.5
65-74 555 307 55.9 50.5-61.1 185 33.5 28.6-38.8 63 10.6 8.0-14.0
75+ 428 280 67.7 62.3-72.6 125 27.0 22.4-32.2 23 5.3 3.3- 8.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 385 167 42.6 35.7-49.8 137 35.2 28.6-42.4 81 22.2 16.9-28.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 792 357 36.9 32.2-41.9 282 38.2 33.1-43.6 153 24.9 20.4-30.0
Some Post-H.S. 761 334 36.9 32.3-41.6 244 34.7 30.0-39.7 183 28.5 24.1-33.3
College Graduate 968 502 51.3 47.2-55.5 334 35.0 31.1-39.0 132 13.7 11.2-16.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 326 123 35.7 29.2-42.7 114 33.7 27.3-40.9 89 30.6 24.5-37.5
$15,000- 24,999 473 211 38.5 32.3-45.2 158 35.1 29.0-41.8 104 26.3 20.8-32.8
$25,000- 34,999 288 123 34.0 27.5-41.2 103 37.2 29.8-45.3 62 28.7 21.5-37.3
$35,000- 49,999 362 163 37.9 31.2-45.0 127 32.7 25.7-40.7 72 29.4 22.4-37.6
$50,000-74,999 312 146 40.3 32.8-48.2 109 39.3 31.6-47.5 57 20.5 14.7-27.9
$75,000+ 585 284 44.8 39.2-50.6 206 37.1 31.4-43.1 95 18.1 14.0-23.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 821 339 34.8 30.6-39.2 285 35.5 30.9-40.4 197 29.7 25.1-34.8
No 2,072 1,017 43.5 40.5-46.6 709 36.0 33.0-39.1 346 20.5 18.0-23.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 378 166 35.6 29.4-42.4 138 41.0 33.8-48.6 74 23.4 17.7-30.2
Non-Veteran 2,533 1,199 42.3 39.6-45.1 859 35.0 32.3-37.8 475 22.7 20.3-25.3
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,587 758 41.2 37.8-44.8 534 35.3 31.8-38.9 295 23.5 20.4-26.9
No 1,326 608 41.7 38.1-45.5 463 36.2 32.6-40.0 255 22.0 19.0-25.4

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*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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