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2012 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 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
GENDER
Male 4,004 1,903 43.3 41.3-45.3 1,387 37.5 35.5-39.5 714 19.2 17.7-20.8
Female 6,379 2,943 41.7 40.1-43.2 2,091 33.9 32.4-35.5 1,345 24.4 23.0-25.9
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 7,252 3,518 44.9 43.4-46.4 2,331 33.8 32.3-35.2 1,403 21.3 20.1-22.6
Non-Hispanic Black 1,822 771 36.8 34.0-39.7 685 40.7 37.7-43.7 366 22.5 20.1-25.2
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 389 191 36.9 30.0-44.5 127 35.6 27.8-44.2 71 27.5 20.6-35.6
Non-Hispanic Other 242 110 47.8 39.0-56.8 85 33.9 25.3-43.7 47 18.3 12.9-25.4
Hispanic 610 220 34.2 29.9-38.8 232 39.7 34.9-44.8 158 26.1 22.1-30.5
AGE
18-34 1,652 561 34.0 31.3-36.9 625 38.4 35.5-41.3 466 27.6 25.1-30.2
35-44 1,453 539 36.6 33.7-39.6 523 37.3 34.4-40.4 391 26.1 23.5-28.8
45-54 1,807 707 38.7 36.0-41.6 648 37.3 34.5-40.3 452 23.9 21.6-26.4
55-64 2,126 969 45.9 43.3-48.6 734 34.3 31.8-36.8 423 19.8 17.7-22.1
65-74 1,901 1,071 55.9 53.0-58.7 588 31.9 29.2-34.6 242 12.3 10.5-14.3
75+ 1,356 946 68.4 65.1-71.5 332 25.3 22.5-28.4 78 6.3 4.8- 8.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,249 534 35.1 31.9-38.6 428 36.1 32.6-39.9 287 28.7 25.4-32.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,971 1,426 43.2 40.9-45.5 958 35.0 32.6-37.3 587 21.9 20.0-23.9
Some Post-H.S. 2,844 1,245 40.7 38.4-43.0 956 36.3 34.0-38.6 643 23.1 21.2-25.1
College Graduate 3,289 1,619 48.3 46.2-50.5 1,128 35.2 33.1-37.3 542 16.4 14.9-18.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,222 462 33.0 29.7-36.5 391 34.0 30.4-37.9 369 32.9 29.5-36.6
$15,000- 24,999 1,787 789 37.8 34.9-40.7 607 36.3 33.3-39.3 391 25.9 23.3-28.8
$25,000- 34,999 1,115 530 43.8 40.0-47.6 374 35.8 32.0-39.7 211 20.5 17.6-23.7
$35,000- 49,999 1,292 614 44.7 41.2-48.3 451 36.7 33.2-40.2 227 18.6 16.1-21.5
$50,000-74,999 1,264 584 42.7 39.2-46.2 447 36.8 33.3-40.4 233 20.5 17.8-23.5
$75,000+ 2,014 946 45.4 42.6-48.2 697 36.8 34.1-39.6 371 17.9 15.9-20.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,784 1,142 36.5 34.2-38.8 899 33.0 30.7-35.4 743 30.5 28.2-32.9
No 7,555 3,684 44.1 42.7-45.6 2,567 36.3 34.9-37.8 1,304 19.6 18.4-20.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,333 673 45.3 42.1-48.6 427 34.5 31.3-37.8 233 20.2 17.6-23.1
Non-Veteran 9,048 4,172 42.1 40.7-43.4 3,050 35.8 34.4-37.1 1,826 22.2 21.1-23.4

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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