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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Adverse Childhood Experience

Experienced Sexual Abuse*
(Prior to age 18)

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,057 345 11.8 10.2-13.7 2,712 88.2 86.3-89.8
GENDER
Male 1,270 86 5.8 4.4- 7.6 1,184 94.2 92.4-95.6
Female 1,787 259 17.3 14.6-20.3 1,528 82.7 79.7-85.4
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,120 233 11.3 9.3-13.5 1,887 88.7 86.5-90.7
Non-Hispanic Black 574 65 12.2 8.8-16.8 509 87.8 83.2-91.2
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 40 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 97 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 199 22 10.0 6.1-15.9 177 90.0 84.1-93.9
AGE
18-34 468 50 12.1 8.5-16.9 418 87.9 83.1-91.5
35-44 388 64 15.4 11.6-20.1 324 84.6 79.9-88.4
45-54 457 67 14.4 10.4-19.6 390 85.6 80.4-89.6
55-64 662 85 12.1 9.2-15.6 577 87.9 84.4-90.8
65-74 588 48 7.1 5.2- 9.7 540 92.9 90.3-94.8
75+ 453 30 5.9 3.9- 8.9 423 94.1 91.1-96.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 420 43 11.6 7.7-17.2 377 88.4 82.8-92.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 831 88 10.4 7.7-13.8 743 89.6 86.2-92.3
Some Post-H.S. 806 112 15.3 11.9-19.5 694 84.7 80.5-88.1
College Graduate 991 101 9.0 7.0-11.6 890 91.0 88.4-93.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 355 53 15.4 11.3-20.7 302 84.6 79.3-88.7
$15,000- 24,999 497 62 12.4 9.0-16.8 435 87.6 83.2-91.0
$25,000- 34,999 304 44 18.0 11.9-26.3 260 82.0 73.7-88.1
$35,000- 49,999 375 41 14.5 9.2-22.1 334 85.5 77.9-90.8
$50,000-74,999 323 36 10.3 6.2-16.8 287 89.7 83.2-93.8
$75,000+ 600 60 10.4 7.2-14.8 540 89.6 85.2-92.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 871 135 17.8 14.0-22.2 736 82.2 77.8-86.0
No 2,165 207 9.9 8.2-11.9 1,958 90.1 88.1-91.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 400 37 7.9 4.9-12.4 363 92.1 87.6-95.1
Non-Veteran 2,655 308 12.4 10.6-14.5 2,347 87.6 85.5-89.4
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,680 176 12.8 10.4-15.7 1,504 87.2 84.3-89.6
No 1,377 169 10.8 8.8-13.1 1,208 89.2 86.9-91.2

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*Experience of sexual abuse is defined by an affirmative response to one or more of the three ACE module questions pertaining to:
(1) being sexually touched by an adult, (2) being forced to touch an adult sexually, (3) being forced to have sex with an adult.

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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