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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Adverse Childhood Experience

Experienced Sexual Abuse*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 10,894 1,198 10.8 10.1-11.5 9,696 89.2 88.5-89.9
GENDER
Male 4,219 250 6.0 5.1- 7.0 3,969 94.0 93.0-94.9
Female 6,675 948 15.2 14.1-16.3 5,727 84.8 83.7-85.9
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 7,563 807 10.3 9.5-11.2 6,756 89.7 88.8-90.5
Non-Hispanic Black 1,939 234 12.0 10.2-13.9 1,705 88.0 86.1-89.8
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 416 38 18.9 12.8-27.0 378 81.1 73.0-87.2
Non-Hispanic Other 262 29 8.6 5.4-13.6 233 91.4 86.4-94.6
Hispanic 637 82 11.5 9.0-14.6 555 88.5 85.4-91.0
AGE
18-34 1,732 213 11.1 9.5-12.9 1,519 88.9 87.1-90.5
35-44 1,510 206 12.9 11.0-14.9 1,304 87.1 85.1-89.0
45-54 1,890 304 14.5 12.8-16.5 1,586 85.5 83.5-87.2
55-64 2,240 247 9.6 8.3-11.2 1,993 90.4 88.8-91.7
65-74 1,997 152 6.8 5.6- 8.2 1,845 93.2 91.8-94.4
75+ 1,427 71 4.5 3.4- 5.9 1,356 95.5 94.1-96.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,362 131 11.7 9.6-14.2 1,231 88.3 85.8-90.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,141 332 10.3 9.1-11.7 2,809 89.7 88.3-90.9
Some Post-H.S. 2,966 400 12.5 11.2-14.0 2,566 87.5 86.0-88.8
College Graduate 3,390 334 8.5 7.4- 9.7 3,056 91.5 90.3-92.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,310 216 17.2 14.6-20.1 1,094 82.8 79.9-85.4
$15,000- 24,999 1,882 234 12.8 11.0-14.8 1,648 87.2 85.2-89.0
$25,000- 34,999 1,173 125 9.3 7.5-11.4 1,048 90.7 88.6-92.5
$35,000- 49,999 1,341 133 9.8 8.0-11.9 1,208 90.2 88.1-92.0
$50,000-74,999 1,293 153 11.7 9.7-14.1 1,140 88.3 85.9-90.3
$75,000+ 2,059 187 8.4 7.0- 9.9 1,872 91.6 90.1-93.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,966 483 17.4 15.6-19.3 2,483 82.6 80.7-84.4
No 7,877 710 8.9 8.2- 9.7 7,167 91.1 90.3-91.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,406 107 7.5 6.0- 9.3 1,299 92.5 90.7-94.0
Non-Veteran 9,486 1,091 11.2 10.5-12.1 8,395 88.8 87.9-89.5

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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 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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