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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 9,148 928 9.8 9.0-10.6 8,220 90.2 89.4-91.0
No 1,712 268 14.8 12.9-17.0 1,444 85.2 83.0-87.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 169 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 3,218 303 8.9 7.7-10.2 2,915 91.1 89.8-92.3
Overweight 3,690 368 9.9 8.7-11.2 3,322 90.1 88.8-91.3
Obese 3,148 436 13.7 12.2-15.2 2,712 86.3 84.8-87.8
Current Smoker
No 8,870 856 9.2 8.5-10.0 8,014 90.8 90.0-91.5
Yes 1,955 337 17.2 15.2-19.4 1,618 82.8 80.6-84.8
History of CVD**
Yes 1,336 141 11.1 9.1-13.4 1,195 88.9 86.6-90.9
No 9,465 1,044 10.7 10.0-11.5 8,421 89.3 88.5-90.0
Binge Drinker
No 9,572 1,042 10.5 9.7-11.2 8,530 89.5 88.8-90.3
Yes 963 127 13.8 11.2-16.9 836 86.2 83.1-88.8
Heavy Drinker
No 10,043 1,097 10.7 10.0-11.5 8,946 89.3 88.5-90.0
Yes 469 67 14.5 10.9-19.1 402 85.5 80.9-89.1
COPD
Yes 959 168 19.8 16.6-23.4 791 80.2 76.6-83.4
No 9,874 1,020 10.1 9.4-10.9 8,854 89.9 89.1-90.6
Current Asthma
Yes 857 170 17.5 14.5-20.9 687 82.5 79.1-85.5
No 9,965 1,014 10.2 9.5-11.0 8,951 89.8 89.0-90.5
Diabetes
Yes 1,475 151 10.5 8.6-12.7 1,324 89.5 87.3-91.4
No 9,400 1,042 10.8 10.0-11.6 8,358 89.2 88.4-90.0
Disability
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
Housing Stress***
Yes 1,444 288 18.9 16.6-21.5 1,156 81.1 78.5-83.4
No 9,450 910 9.4 8.7-10.2 8,540 90.6 89.8-91.3

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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.

**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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