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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Adverse Childhood Experience-WHITES

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
-WHITES 7,405 3,572 44.6 43.1-46.1 2,388 33.9 32.5-35.3 1,445 21.5 20.3-22.8
GENDER
Male 2,895 1,431 46.3 44.0-48.6 953 35.0 32.7-37.3 511 18.7 17.0-20.6
Female 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
HISPANIC
Hispanic 153 54 30.6 22.6-40.1 57 38.9 29.1-49.8 42 30.4 21.6-41.1
Non-Hispanic 7,242 3,513 44.9 43.4-46.4 2,327 33.8 32.3-35.2 1,402 21.3 20.1-22.6
AGE
18-34 941 332 37.0 33.3-40.8 327 34.3 30.7-38.1 282 28.7 25.5-32.2
35-44 938 350 36.4 32.9-40.1 348 39.0 35.4-42.8 240 24.6 21.5-27.9
45-54 1,261 501 39.7 36.5-43.0 438 36.0 32.7-39.4 322 24.3 21.6-27.2
55-64 1,561 709 47.0 43.9-50.0 520 32.4 29.6-35.3 332 20.6 18.3-23.2
65-74 1,520 845 55.5 52.5-58.5 471 31.9 29.1-34.9 204 12.6 10.7-14.7
75+ 1,140 811 69.5 66.0-72.8 270 24.6 21.6-27.9 59 5.9 4.3- 8.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 642 290 37.0 32.4-42.0 210 34.7 29.9-39.8 142 28.3 23.7-33.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,083 1,037 45.2 42.4-48.0 626 31.8 29.2-34.5 420 23.0 20.7-25.5
Some Post-H.S. 2,055 926 43.0 40.3-45.8 675 34.6 32.0-37.4 454 22.4 20.2-24.7
College Graduate 2,608 1,306 48.8 46.3-51.2 873 34.7 32.4-37.1 429 16.5 14.8-18.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 675 260 34.4 30.0-39.0 204 31.5 27.1-36.3 211 34.1 29.5-39.0
$15,000- 24,999 1,083 492 40.3 36.6-44.2 357 33.9 30.3-37.7 234 25.8 22.4-29.5
$25,000- 34,999 753 371 46.0 41.5-50.5 234 32.9 28.7-37.3 148 21.2 17.7-25.1
$35,000- 49,999 967 472 45.9 42.0-49.9 328 35.1 31.3-39.0 167 19.0 16.0-22.3
$50,000- 74,999 1,002 488 45.5 41.6-49.4 335 33.6 29.9-37.6 179 20.9 17.8-24.3
$75,000+ 1,717 820 46.1 43.1-49.1 578 36.1 33.2-39.1 319 17.8 15.7-20.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,045 862 37.5 34.9-40.1 636 32.7 30.0-35.4 547 29.9 27.3-32.5
No 5,329 2,697 46.7 45.0-48.5 1,743 34.2 32.6-35.9 889 19.0 17.7-20.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,025 539 48.1 44.4-51.9 309 31.0 27.7-34.6 177 20.8 17.7-24.2
Non-Veteran 6,379 3,033 44.1 42.5-45.7 2,078 34.3 32.7-35.9 1,268 21.6 20.3-23.0

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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