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2012 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 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
-FEMALES 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
White 4,510 2,141 43.0 41.2-44.9 1,435 32.9 31.1-34.7 934 24.1 22.4-25.8
African American 1,238 529 38.5 35.1-42.1 439 35.6 32.2-39.2 270 25.9 22.7-29.3
Other Minorities 577 247 38.0 32.6-43.7 200 38.1 32.4-44.1 130 23.9 19.6-28.9
AGE
18-34 946 310 32.8 29.4-36.5 353 37.7 34.0-41.5 283 29.5 26.2-33.0
35-44 843 316 36.9 33.1-40.8 268 31.5 27.9-35.3 259 31.7 28.1-35.5
45-54 1,100 401 35.0 31.6-38.7 400 36.9 33.4-40.6 299 28.0 24.7-31.6
55-64 1,285 558 44.1 40.8-47.4 456 34.7 31.7-37.9 271 21.2 18.5-24.2
65-74 1,196 651 54.5 51.0-58.0 375 30.9 27.8-34.2 170 14.6 12.1-17.5
75+ 936 662 68.5 64.6-72.2 218 24.0 20.8-27.6 56 7.5 5.4-10.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 728 312 35.4 31.2-39.9 253 34.8 30.3-39.7 163 29.7 25.2-34.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,836 895 43.0 40.2-45.9 564 33.1 30.4-36.0 377 23.9 21.4-26.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,828 789 39.7 36.9-42.7 590 33.3 30.5-36.2 449 27.0 24.4-29.7
College Graduate 1,970 934 46.1 43.3-48.9 680 35.2 32.5-37.9 356 18.7 16.6-21.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 812 314 35.4 31.2-39.9 251 31.2 26.9-35.9 247 33.4 29.1-38.0
$15,000- 24,999 1,143 490 35.6 32.2-39.3 389 35.6 32.1-39.3 264 28.7 25.2-32.5
$25,000- 34,999 679 326 44.9 40.1-49.7 216 32.7 28.2-37.5 137 22.5 18.5-27.0
$35,000- 49,999 762 361 44.9 40.4-49.4 259 34.7 30.6-39.1 142 20.4 17.0-24.3
$50,000- 74,999 746 327 38.8 34.6-43.3 266 37.2 32.7-42.0 153 23.9 20.2-28.1
$75,000+ 1,023 462 44.3 40.5-48.2 345 34.0 30.3-37.8 216 21.7 18.7-25.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,757 701 34.5 31.7-37.4 563 31.7 28.9-34.7 493 33.8 30.7-37.0
No 4,598 2,232 43.8 42.0-45.6 1,520 34.5 32.7-36.4 846 21.7 20.1-23.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 130 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 6,248 2,893 41.8 40.3-43.4 2,047 33.9 32.4-35.5 1,308 24.3 22.9-25.7

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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