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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

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
-Piedmont NC 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
GENDER
Male 2,184 1,034 43.8 41.1-46.5 760 38.0 35.3-40.8 390 18.2 16.3-20.3
Female 3,353 1,509 41.6 39.4-43.8 1,114 34.0 31.9-36.2 730 24.3 22.5-26.3
RACE
White 4,057 1,950 44.6 42.6-46.6 1,312 34.3 32.4-36.3 795 21.1 19.5-22.8
African American 1,010 409 36.3 32.6-40.1 390 40.8 36.9-44.9 211 22.9 19.6-26.5
Other minorities 424 162 42.2 35.8-48.8 157 36.9 30.6-43.7 105 20.9 16.7-25.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 365 136 34.3 28.8-40.3 137 41.1 34.8-47.7 92 24.6 19.7-30.2
Non-Hispanic 5,153 2,397 43.3 41.5-45.1 1,729 35.5 33.7-37.3 1,027 21.2 19.8-22.7
AGE
18-34 928 323 35.3 31.6-39.1 343 38.7 34.8-42.7 262 26.1 23.0-29.4
35-54 1,858 707 38.6 35.9-41.4 673 37.3 34.6-40.1 478 24.1 21.8-26.5
55-64 1,066 487 45.9 42.0-49.7 356 33.5 29.9-37.3 223 20.7 17.6-24.1
65-74 925 508 55.0 50.8-59.1 308 34.1 30.2-38.1 109 11.0 8.6-13.9
75+ 710 489 67.3 62.7-71.6 176 26.0 22.1-30.4 45 6.7 4.6- 9.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 651 253 32.1 27.8-36.7 250 40.5 35.4-45.7 148 27.4 23.0-32.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,516 719 43.2 40.0-46.6 480 34.5 31.3-37.9 317 22.2 19.7-25.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,497 646 40.6 37.4-43.8 496 36.3 33.1-39.6 355 23.2 20.6-25.9
College Graduate 1,857 913 50.3 47.3-53.2 644 34.3 31.6-37.1 300 15.4 13.6-17.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 591 217 32.9 28.2-37.9 195 36.5 31.4-42.0 179 30.6 26.0-35.6
$15,000- 24,999 922 383 36.3 32.4-40.4 327 36.8 32.8-41.1 212 26.9 23.2-30.9
$25,000- 34,999 559 258 43.5 38.2-49.1 183 33.1 27.8-38.8 118 23.4 19.1-28.2
$35,000- 49,999 692 329 45.1 40.3-50.0 238 37.6 32.8-42.6 125 17.3 14.2-20.9
$50,000+ 1,870 877 45.7 42.8-48.7 651 36.2 33.4-39.2 342 18.1 16.0-20.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,376 540 35.1 31.9-38.4 453 33.7 30.4-37.2 383 31.2 27.9-34.6
No 4,142 1,994 44.5 42.6-46.5 1,416 36.5 34.5-38.5 732 19.0 17.5-20.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 665 349 46.9 42.3-51.7 204 33.3 28.9-38.1 112 19.7 16.1-23.9
Non-Veteran 4,870 2,193 42.1 40.3-44.0 1,669 36.2 34.4-38.1 1,008 21.7 20.2-23.2

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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
**Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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