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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Adverse Childhood Experience--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 8,744 4,292 45.6 44.2-47.0 2,876 34.8 33.5-36.2 1,576 19.6 18.5-20.7
No 1,611 537 29.5 26.9-32.3 595 38.8 35.7-41.9 479 31.7 28.9-34.7
Body Mass Index
Underweight 161 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 3,081 1,510 44.1 41.7-46.5 995 34.9 32.6-37.3 576 21.0 19.1-23.0
Overweight 3,522 1,692 44.9 42.8-47.1 1,186 35.7 33.6-37.8 644 19.4 17.8-21.1
Obese 2,984 1,246 37.4 35.2-39.6 1,049 36.9 34.6-39.2 689 25.7 23.7-27.9
Current Smoker
No 8,481 4,224 46.0 44.6-47.4 2,805 35.5 34.2-36.9 1,452 18.5 17.4-19.6
Yes 1,846 597 28.0 25.6-30.6 653 36.0 33.2-39.0 596 35.9 33.1-38.9
History of CVD**
Yes 1,255 616 44.1 40.6-47.6 397 34.1 30.7-37.7 242 21.9 18.9-25.1
No 9,045 4,188 42.2 40.9-43.6 3,060 35.8 34.5-37.2 1,797 21.9 20.8-23.1
Binge Drinker
No 9,134 4,376 43.9 42.6-45.3 3,037 35.4 34.1-36.8 1,721 20.7 19.6-21.8
Yes 921 308 31.3 27.7-35.1 340 37.8 33.9-41.9 273 30.9 27.3-34.7
Heavy Drinker
No 9,577 4,517 43.0 41.7-44.3 3,206 35.7 34.4-37.1 1,854 21.3 20.2-22.4
Yes 453 164 31.3 26.3-36.7 161 35.5 30.0-41.4 128 33.2 27.9-38.9
COPD
Yes 897 339 31.0 27.4-34.9 299 34.7 30.6-39.1 259 34.2 30.1-38.6
No 9,433 4,486 43.3 42.0-44.6 3,161 35.7 34.3-37.0 1,786 21.0 20.0-22.2
Current Asthma
Yes 802 288 34.1 29.4-39.2 280 36.8 32.0-41.8 234 29.1 25.1-33.6
No 9,517 4,540 43.2 41.9-44.5 3,176 35.5 34.2-36.8 1,801 21.3 20.2-22.4
Diabetes
Yes 1,386 678 44.7 41.3-48.2 437 32.6 29.4-36.0 271 22.7 19.7-26.0
No 8,979 4,161 42.2 40.8-43.5 3,036 36.0 34.6-37.3 1,782 21.8 20.7-23.0
Disability
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
Housing Stress***
Yes 1,358 391 26.4 23.5-29.6 467 34.1 30.9-37.4 500 39.5 36.2-42.9
No 9,025 4,455 45.0 43.7-46.4 3,011 35.9 34.5-37.2 1,559 19.1 18.0-20.2

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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.

**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

***Housing stress includes those who report always or usually worried about rent or mortgage payment.

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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