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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-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
GENDER
Male 528 275 48.7 43.2-54.2 167 32.9 28.0-38.3 86 18.4 14.3-23.3
Female 880 408 40.7 36.6-44.9 288 34.9 30.8-39.1 184 24.4 20.8-28.5
RACE
White 1,160 576 46.5 42.7-50.3 366 32.1 28.7-35.7 218 21.4 18.3-24.8
Other minorities 241 105 35.3 27.9-43.5 86 43.4 35.1-52.0 50 21.3 15.4-28.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 62 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,344 660 45.0 41.5-48.5 429 33.8 30.5-37.2 255 21.3 18.4-24.5
AGE
18-34 197 57 31.1 23.8-39.5 85 38.6 31.2-46.7 55 30.3 23.1-38.5
35-54 366 146 41.2 35.3-47.4 118 34.4 28.6-40.7 102 24.4 19.7-29.8
55-64 318 142 46.3 39.8-52.9 119 36.3 30.3-42.8 57 17.4 13.0-23.0
65-74 316 185 59.1 52.7-65.3 87 27.7 22.2-33.8 44 13.2 9.4-18.2
75+ 208 151 69.7 60.8-77.3 45 23.3 16.8-31.3 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 183 91 46.5 37.3-56.0 52 29.1 21.5-38.0 40 24.4 17.5-33.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 430 216 44.4 38.1-50.8 140 34.4 28.6-40.7 74 21.2 15.9-27.8
Some Post-H.S. 363 159 40.9 34.8-47.3 122 35.6 29.7-42.0 82 23.4 18.6-29.1
College Graduate 430 217 48.4 42.7-54.1 139 34.3 29.0-40.0 74 17.3 13.3-22.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 196 80 36.6 28.5-45.6 53 23.9 16.8-32.8 63 39.5 30.8-48.9
$15,000- 24,999 271 134 46.0 38.1-54.1 81 31.6 24.5-39.8 56 22.3 16.6-29.3
$25,000- 34,999 156 81 43.9 34.6-53.8 52 43.3 33.4-53.7 23 12.8 7.8-20.2
$35,000- 49,999 155 67 41.8 32.9-51.2 64 41.9 33.1-51.3 24 16.3 10.0-25.5
$50,000+ 396 192 44.9 39.1-50.9 134 37.0 31.4-43.1 70 18.0 13.7-23.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 410 178 40.5 34.2-47.0 129 31.2 25.4-37.5 103 28.4 22.9-34.6
No 992 501 45.7 41.7-49.7 326 35.0 31.2-38.9 165 19.3 16.1-23.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 165 95 51.9 42.8-61.0 43 29.3 21.6-38.3 27 18.8 12.8-26.8
Non-Veteran 1,243 588 43.6 40.0-47.3 412 34.5 31.1-38.1 243 21.9 18.9-25.2

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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