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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Adverse Childhood Experience-FEMALES

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
-FEMALES 1,698 783 39.3 36.3-42.5 573 34.2 31.0-37.5 342 26.5 23.3-29.9
RACE
White 1,231 588 40.4 36.8-44.2 397 31.6 28.0-35.4 246 28.0 24.1-32.2
African American 354 150 35.9 29.6-42.7 144 46.3 39.0-53.8 60 17.8 13.3-23.4
Other Minorities 97 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 253 82 26.0 20.3-32.7 91 36.1 28.7-44.2 80 37.9 30.2-46.3
35-44 205 76 33.5 26.2-41.7 66 32.5 24.8-41.3 63 34.0 26.4-42.5
45-54 260 100 38.1 30.6-46.3 89 33.1 26.0-41.2 71 28.7 21.5-37.2
55-64 347 145 42.0 35.7-48.5 124 35.6 29.6-42.1 78 22.4 17.3-28.6
65-74 330 182 52.7 46.0-59.4 117 37.9 31.6-44.7 31 9.3 6.2-13.7
75+ 278 181 66.8 60.1-72.8 79 26.0 20.6-32.3 18 7.2 4.3-11.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 207 90 43.5 35.0-52.4 73 29.0 21.9-37.4 44 27.5 19.2-37.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 457 211 33.1 27.7-39.0 163 39.2 32.4-46.4 83 27.7 21.6-34.8
Some Post-H.S. 466 203 34.9 29.7-40.6 139 32.5 26.9-38.6 124 32.6 26.6-39.1
College Graduate 563 275 48.9 43.5-54.3 198 34.3 29.5-39.6 90 16.8 13.1-21.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 207 67 26.8 20.2-34.7 76 37.2 28.9-46.4 64 35.9 27.8-45.0
$15,000- 24,999 289 129 37.2 30.2-44.7 101 35.8 28.3-44.1 59 27.0 20.2-35.1
$25,000- 34,999 176 71 29.5 22.0-38.2 63 35.4 26.1-45.9 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 205 94 37.9 29.2-47.5 71 29.4 21.3-39.0 *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 166 77 35.4 26.0-46.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 273 125 41.6 34.0-49.5 98 35.6 28.4-43.4 50 22.9 16.1-31.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 511 209 33.3 28.1-38.8 171 32.8 27.2-38.9 131 34.0 27.7-40.9
No 1,177 568 41.4 37.7-45.2 402 34.9 31.2-38.9 207 23.7 20.2-27.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 41 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,656 772 39.9 36.8-43.1 556 34.1 30.9-37.4 328 26.0 22.9-29.5
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 934 447 39.1 34.9-43.5 305 33.4 29.0-38.2 182 27.5 23.1-32.4
No 764 336 39.6 35.3-44.2 268 35.2 30.8-39.7 160 25.2 21.1-29.9

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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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