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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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%)
North Carolina 10,383 4,846 42.4 41.2-43.7 3,478 35.6 34.4-36.9 2,059 22.0 20.9-23.0
-Eastern NC 3,438 1,620 42.3 40.2-44.5 1,149 34.9 32.8-37.0 669 22.8 20.9-24.8
GENDER
Male 1,292 594 40.9 37.6-44.3 460 37.6 34.2-41.1 238 21.5 18.6-24.7
Female 2,146 1,026 43.6 40.9-46.4 689 32.4 29.8-35.0 431 24.0 21.6-26.6
RACE
White 2,188 1,046 43.3 40.7-45.9 710 33.7 31.2-36.3 432 23.0 20.7-25.5
African American 744 335 39.6 35.1-44.2 266 38.7 34.0-43.5 143 21.8 18.0-26.1
Other minorities 479 220 41.8 34.7-49.3 169 33.9 27.7-40.9 90 24.3 18.6-31.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 183 61 34.6 26.9-43.1 70 35.4 27.8-43.8 52 30.0 22.4-38.9
Non-Hispanic 3,247 1,553 42.9 40.6-45.1 1,078 34.8 32.7-37.1 616 22.3 20.4-24.3
AGE
18-34 527 181 34.1 29.5-39.1 197 36.8 32.0-41.9 149 29.1 24.6-34.0
35-54 1,036 393 36.0 32.6-39.7 380 37.6 34.0-41.4 263 26.4 23.2-29.9
55-64 742 340 47.1 42.5-51.6 259 33.6 29.6-37.8 143 19.4 16.0-23.2
65-74 660 378 56.2 51.3-61.0 193 30.1 25.7-34.9 89 13.7 10.6-17.6
75+ 438 306 70.2 64.6-75.3 111 24.8 20.0-30.2 21 5.0 3.0- 8.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 415 190 36.7 30.9-42.9 126 30.4 24.7-36.7 99 32.9 26.7-39.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,025 491 42.9 39.1-46.8 338 35.5 31.7-39.5 196 21.6 18.5-25.1
Some Post-H.S. 984 440 41.6 37.7-45.7 338 36.0 32.1-40.0 206 22.4 19.2-26.0
College Graduate 1,002 489 46.5 42.7-50.3 345 35.7 32.1-39.5 168 17.8 15.0-20.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 435 165 33.0 27.3-39.2 143 33.7 27.7-40.2 127 33.3 27.4-39.9
$15,000- 24,999 594 272 37.1 32.1-42.4 199 36.9 31.7-42.5 123 26.0 21.2-31.5
$25,000- 34,999 400 191 44.0 37.8-50.4 139 37.2 31.1-43.8 70 18.8 14.1-24.6
$35,000- 49,999 445 218 45.9 40.0-51.9 149 31.7 26.5-37.3 78 22.4 17.4-28.5
$50,000+ 1,012 461 42.5 38.8-46.3 359 36.8 33.2-40.7 192 20.6 17.7-23.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 998 424 37.3 33.5-41.3 317 32.3 28.5-36.4 257 30.4 26.5-34.6
No 2,421 1,189 44.0 41.4-46.5 825 35.5 33.0-38.1 407 20.5 18.4-22.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 503 229 41.0 35.8-46.4 180 37.1 31.9-42.6 94 21.9 17.4-27.2
Non-Veteran 2,935 1,391 42.6 40.2-44.9 969 34.5 32.2-36.8 575 23.0 20.9-25.2

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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 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 2012 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2012 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.

**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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