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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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%)
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
COUNTY/REGIONS
Buncombe 348 159 41.9 35.5-48.6 110 33.6 27.5-40.3 79 24.5 19.0-31.0
Cumberland 396 168 39.8 34.0-45.9 147 39.5 33.6-45.7 81 20.7 16.2-26.1
Durham 398 164 36.3 30.4-42.5 147 37.8 31.7-44.4 87 25.9 20.6-32.0
Forsyth 370 171 42.7 36.3-49.4 123 35.9 29.2-43.1 76 21.4 16.6-27.1
Gaston 322 151 40.5 33.5-48.0 105 32.3 25.5-39.9 66 27.2 20.6-34.9
Guilford 454 214 43.2 37.6-49.0 149 36.0 30.6-41.9 91 20.8 16.4-26.0
Mecklenburg 534 230 42.4 37.3-47.7 197 36.9 31.9-42.1 107 20.7 16.8-25.3
New Hanover 354 166 50.9 43.5-58.3 127 32.1 25.8-39.2 61 16.9 12.2-23.0
Union 353 185 46.9 39.2-54.9 110 33.0 25.4-41.5 58 20.1 14.4-27.3
Wake 608 246 41.5 36.7-46.5 231 37.8 33.1-42.6 131 20.7 17.3-24.6
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 3,438 1,620 42.3 40.2-44.5 1,149 34.9 32.8-37.0 669 22.8 20.9-24.8
Piedmont 5,537 2,543 42.6 40.9-44.4 1,874 35.9 34.2-37.7 1,120 21.4 20.1-22.9
Western NC 1,408 683 44.5 41.1-47.9 455 34.0 30.8-37.3 270 21.6 18.8-24.7
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 964 479 46.5 42.2-50.8 291 31.9 28.0-36.0 194 21.7 18.2-25.5
Northwest 1,680 803 44.3 41.4-47.3 549 34.2 31.4-37.2 328 21.5 19.1-24.1
Charlotte 1,652 771 42.9 39.6-46.2 559 35.1 32.0-38.5 322 22.0 19.3-24.9
Greensboro 1,194 540 40.1 36.7-43.6 413 38.7 35.1-42.5 241 21.2 18.3-24.3
Southern Regional 1,365 645 42.3 38.7-45.9 456 35.2 31.7-38.8 264 22.6 19.6-25.9
Southeast 648 309 46.5 41.3-51.7 232 35.3 30.5-40.3 107 18.3 14.3-23.0
Wake 1,465 633 41.4 38.1-44.8 527 37.5 34.2-41.0 305 21.1 18.6-23.8
Area L 358 158 38.7 32.8-45.0 120 34.3 28.2-40.9 80 27.0 21.4-33.5
Eastern 1,057 508 42.6 39.0-46.3 331 33.5 30.0-37.2 218 23.9 20.7-27.4

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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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