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2012 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 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
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 1,868 790 36.8 34.1-39.7 700 40.7 37.7-43.7 378 22.5 20.1-25.1
GENDER
Male 630 261 34.8 30.5-39.3 261 46.9 42.0-51.8 108 18.3 14.9-22.4
Female 1,238 529 38.5 35.1-42.1 439 35.6 32.2-39.2 270 25.9 22.7-29.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 46 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,820 770 36.8 34.0-39.7 684 40.6 37.7-43.7 366 22.5 20.1-25.2
AGE
18-34 388 111 26.6 21.9-31.9 166 46.4 40.6-52.2 111 27.0 22.4-32.3
35-44 288 106 36.9 30.4-43.9 92 34.4 27.8-41.7 90 28.7 22.9-35.2
45-54 355 123 33.2 27.4-39.6 156 45.5 38.9-52.3 76 21.3 16.2-27.5
55-64 390 177 43.6 37.4-50.0 151 38.4 32.5-44.7 62 18.0 12.9-24.6
65-74 272 157 55.6 47.1-63.9 91 33.5 26.0-41.9 24 10.9 6.1-18.7
75+ 153 *** *** *** 37 25.4 16.9-36.4 15 9.8 5.5-16.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 295 128 35.5 28.8-42.8 108 38.3 30.8-46.4 59 26.2 19.5-34.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 565 257 39.9 35.0-45.0 212 41.2 36.1-46.5 96 18.9 15.2-23.3
Some Post-H.S. 559 217 32.7 28.1-37.6 202 41.6 36.4-46.9 140 25.7 21.6-30.4
College Graduate 443 184 41.2 35.3-47.2 176 40.7 34.9-46.8 83 18.1 14.2-22.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 353 139 33.1 27.0-39.7 123 36.8 30.0-44.1 91 30.2 24.2-36.9
$15,000- 24,999 427 180 34.1 28.7-39.9 156 41.3 35.0-47.8 91 24.7 19.6-30.6
$25,000- 34,999 244 107 38.1 30.9-46.0 94 41.5 33.8-49.6 43 20.4 14.5-27.8
$35,000- 49,999 208 98 46.7 38.3-55.3 72 34.4 26.9-42.7 38 18.9 13.1-26.6
$50,000- 74,999 186 61 28.6 21.0-37.7 85 52.0 42.8-61.1 40 19.4 13.6-26.8
$75,000+ 173 64 37.0 28.6-46.2 76 46.0 36.8-55.5 33 17.0 11.4-24.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 478 187 35.7 30.2-41.6 173 33.2 27.9-39.0 118 31.1 25.3-37.7
No 1,382 598 37.1 34.0-40.3 524 42.6 39.2-46.0 260 20.3 17.8-23.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 226 95 34.7 27.7-42.5 92 46.9 38.8-55.2 39 18.3 13.0-25.3
Non-Veteran 1,642 695 37.1 34.2-40.2 608 39.8 36.7-43.0 339 23.1 20.5-25.9

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 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.

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