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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Regions

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
NC ASSOCIATION OF LOCAL HEALTH DIRECTOR REGIONS
Region 1 & 2 380 185 42.0 35.1-49.3 133 33.2 26.5-40.7 62 24.8 18.0-33.1
Region 3 294 147 46.2 39.0-53.6 104 38.3 31.2-45.8 43 15.5 10.9-21.6
Region 4 565 263 42.0 36.3-48.0 182 33.3 27.5-39.5 120 24.7 19.9-30.3
Region 5 435 206 46.3 39.4-53.3 141 29.1 23.6-35.1 88 24.7 19.0-31.4
Region 6 208 90 27.1 20.5-34.9 75 45.4 35.6-55.5 43 27.5 19.3-37.6
Region 7 409 193 41.4 35.3-47.8 135 37.7 31.6-44.2 81 20.9 16.4-26.3
Region 8 341 166 46.6 39.2-54.1 113 32.6 25.6-40.5 62 20.8 15.1-27.9
Region 9 & 10 281 116 35.8 28.4-44.0 114 42.9 34.5-51.7 51 21.3 14.8-29.6
STATE REGIONS
Eastern NC 886 397 36.4 32.3-40.9 312 38.8 34.1-43.8 177 24.7 20.6-29.3
Piedmont 1,588 753 43.6 40.1-47.0 538 35.1 31.8-38.5 297 21.3 18.6-24.4
Western NC 439 216 42.8 36.4-49.5 147 32.1 25.9-39.0 76 25.1 18.9-32.4
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 277 133 39.8 32.1-47.9 98 35.1 26.8-44.3 46 25.2 17.3-35.1
Northwest 489 247 46.7 40.8-52.7 155 31.6 26.3-37.4 87 21.7 16.9-27.4
Charlotte 461 207 40.1 33.7-46.8 163 37.1 30.5-44.2 91 22.8 17.7-28.9
Greensboro 362 176 48.0 40.3-55.9 118 27.8 22.0-34.4 68 24.2 17.8-32.0
Southern Regional 239 105 29.7 23.0-37.4 85 44.0 34.5-53.9 49 26.3 18.5-36.1
Southeast 237 117 49.5 40.9-58.0 75 27.9 21.1-36.0 45 22.6 15.9-31.1
Wake 424 190 40.6 34.5-46.9 144 37.9 31.9-44.2 90 21.6 17.1-26.9
Area L & Eastern 424 191 37.7 31.7-44.2 159 41.5 34.9-48.5 74 20.8 15.6-27.1

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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.

See Technical Notes for counties in Local Health Director, State and AHEC regions.

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.

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