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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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 2,913 1,366 41.5 39.0-44.0 997 35.7 33.2-38.3 550 22.8 20.6-25.2
-Eastern NC 886 397 36.4 32.3-40.9 312 38.8 34.1-43.8 177 24.7 20.6-29.3
GENDER
Male 369 149 33.0 26.8-39.7 150 44.5 37.3-52.0 70 22.5 16.5-29.9
Female 517 248 39.3 33.7-45.3 162 34.1 27.9-40.9 107 26.6 21.3-32.6
RACE
White 573 262 37.0 31.8-42.6 194 35.9 30.2-42.1 117 27.0 21.8-33.0
African American 230 103 35.9 28.0-44.6 92 48.1 38.5-57.7 35 16.1 9.9-25.0
Other minorities 71 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 48 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 835 382 36.8 32.4-41.3 291 38.9 33.9-44.0 162 24.4 20.1-29.1
AGE
18-34 135 42 24.2 17.0-33.2 *** *** *** 37 31.6 22.1-42.9
35-54 235 89 33.1 25.7-41.5 82 37.0 28.9-46.0 64 29.9 22.8-38.1
55-64 208 90 40.7 32.5-49.5 76 39.6 30.9-49.0 42 19.7 13.6-27.7
65-74 174 90 48.2 38.4-58.2 *** *** *** 24 13.5 8.5-20.6
75+ 123 78 67.6 57.6-76.3 36 25.4 17.7-35.0 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 128 *** *** *** *** *** *** 31 23.8 16.2-33.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 244 103 30.8 23.7-39.0 90 43.1 33.6-53.2 51 26.0 17.7-36.6
Some Post-H.S. 257 111 33.1 26.0-41.0 90 39.4 30.9-48.6 56 27.5 20.4-35.9
College Graduate 255 133 49.4 41.1-57.8 84 33.0 25.7-41.3 38 17.6 11.9-25.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 120 *** *** *** *** *** *** 31 28.7 19.6-39.9
$15,000- 24,999 139 57 31.2 22.3-41.8 *** *** *** 30 22.2 14.4-32.6
$25,000- 34,999 106 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 105 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 235 107 35.9 27.5-45.2 82 42.3 32.3-52.9 46 21.9 15.2-30.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 270 112 32.3 25.9-39.4 88 34.4 26.8-42.8 70 33.3 25.8-41.8
No 607 281 37.8 32.7-43.3 222 40.5 34.7-46.6 104 21.6 16.9-27.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 136 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 749 347 38.1 33.5-42.9 257 37.3 32.3-42.7 145 24.5 20.1-29.6
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 741 334 37.4 32.7-42.3 262 39.6 34.3-45.1 145 23.0 18.8-27.8
No 145 63 31.5 22.7-41.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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 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 2014 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2014 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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