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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Adverse Childhood Experience-MALES

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
-MALES 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
RACE
White 2,895 1,431 46.3 44.0-48.6 953 35.0 32.7-37.3 511 18.7 17.0-20.6
African American 630 261 34.8 30.5-39.3 261 46.9 42.0-51.8 108 18.3 14.9-22.4
Other Minorities 453 194 38.8 32.8-45.1 168 37.6 31.1-44.5 91 23.6 18.7-29.4
AGE
18-34 706 251 35.2 31.1-39.6 272 39.1 34.8-43.6 183 25.6 22.1-29.5
35-44 610 223 36.3 31.9-41.0 255 43.5 38.9-48.3 132 20.1 16.7-24.1
45-54 707 306 42.7 38.4-47.2 248 37.8 33.3-42.4 153 19.5 16.4-23.1
55-64 841 411 47.9 43.7-52.2 278 33.7 29.8-38.0 152 18.3 15.2-22.0
65-74 705 420 57.5 52.9-62.0 213 33.0 28.7-37.5 72 9.5 7.2-12.4
75+ 420 284 68.2 62.3-73.6 114 27.5 22.3-33.3 22 4.3 2.7- 6.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 521 222 34.9 30.0-40.1 175 37.3 32.0-42.9 124 27.8 23.2-33.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,135 531 43.4 39.7-47.1 394 36.8 33.2-40.6 210 19.8 17.0-22.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,016 456 41.8 38.1-45.6 366 40.1 36.3-44.0 194 18.1 15.5-21.0
College Graduate 1,319 685 50.9 47.5-54.3 448 35.3 32.0-38.6 186 13.9 11.8-16.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 410 148 29.9 24.7-35.5 140 37.8 31.7-44.3 122 32.4 26.9-38.3
$15,000- 24,999 644 299 40.3 35.6-45.1 218 37.0 32.3-42.1 127 22.7 18.8-27.1
$25,000- 34,999 436 204 42.6 37.0-48.5 158 38.9 33.1-45.1 74 18.4 14.4-23.3
$35,000- 49,999 530 253 44.5 39.1-50.0 192 38.8 33.3-44.5 85 16.7 13.1-21.1
$50,000- 74,999 518 257 46.6 41.2-52.0 181 36.4 31.2-41.9 80 17.0 13.3-21.5
$75,000+ 991 484 46.2 42.2-50.2 352 39.1 35.2-43.1 155 14.7 12.3-17.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,027 441 38.8 35.2-42.7 336 34.5 30.8-38.5 250 26.6 23.3-30.3
No 2,957 1,452 44.5 42.2-46.8 1,047 38.3 36.0-40.6 458 17.2 15.6-19.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,203 624 46.5 43.1-50.0 383 34.4 31.2-37.9 196 19.1 16.4-22.0
Non-Veteran 2,800 1,279 42.4 40.0-44.7 1,003 38.4 36.0-40.8 518 19.3 17.5-21.2

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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.

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