NC Department of Health and Human Services
N.C. State Center for Health Statistics Home
N.C. Public Health Home

2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Adverse Childhood Experience-Whites

The ACE Score*

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
  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
-Whites 2,130 1,030 42.5 39.5-45.5 703 33.9 31.0-37.0 397 23.6 20.9-26.5
GENDER
Male 899 442 44.7 40.0-49.6 306 36.5 31.8-41.5 151 18.7 15.3-22.7
Female 1,231 588 40.4 36.8-44.2 397 31.6 28.0-35.4 246 28.0 24.1-32.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 70 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 2,057 1,007 43.2 40.1-46.3 672 33.3 30.3-36.4 378 23.5 20.8-26.6
AGE
18-34 263 94 31.7 24.9-39.5 86 34.7 27.4-42.9 83 33.5 26.5-41.4
35-44 233 88 35.9 28.6-43.9 74 33.0 25.5-41.5 71 31.1 24.3-38.8
45-54 302 116 37.7 30.8-45.0 110 36.7 29.7-44.3 76 25.7 19.2-33.4
55-64 474 215 44.1 38.5-49.8 166 35.5 30.3-41.1 93 20.4 16.0-25.6
65-74 465 261 56.7 50.9-62.4 152 33.1 27.8-38.8 52 10.2 7.4-13.8
75+ 371 242 67.8 62.0-73.1 109 27.1 22.1-32.6 20 5.1 3.1- 8.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 236 105 43.8 34.5-53.6 80 32.3 24.0-42.0 51 23.8 16.6-32.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 547 254 35.6 30.4-41.1 189 38.5 32.3-45.1 104 25.9 20.4-32.3
Some Post-H.S. 572 264 38.7 33.2-44.4 166 30.7 25.5-36.6 142 30.6 25.3-36.5
College Graduate 771 404 52.5 47.8-57.2 268 34.7 30.4-39.3 99 12.8 10.1-16.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 188 74 37.6 28.8-47.3 60 28.9 20.9-38.5 54 33.5 25.0-43.2
$15,000- 24,999 296 134 35.8 27.8-44.6 96 34.9 26.8-44.0 66 29.3 21.7-38.3
$25,000- 34,999 202 92 36.3 28.3-45.2 67 34.4 25.7-44.2 43 29.3 20.4-40.1
$35,000- 49,999 264 119 36.9 29.1-45.4 91 31.8 23.4-41.5 54 31.3 22.7-41.5
$50,000- 74,999 254 122 42.6 34.3-51.3 86 35.1 27.7-43.3 46 22.3 15.5-31.0
$75,000+ 504 252 46.8 40.5-53.1 171 35.3 29.2-41.9 81 17.9 13.6-23.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 624 265 34.9 30.0-40.1 215 34.7 29.4-40.4 144 30.4 24.9-36.6
No 1,497 761 45.0 41.4-48.6 488 33.9 30.4-37.6 248 21.1 18.1-24.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 309 147 39.7 32.3-47.6 103 36.8 28.9-45.5 59 23.5 17.2-31.3
Non-Veteran 1,820 883 42.9 39.7-46.2 600 33.5 30.4-36.8 337 23.6 20.6-26.8
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,194 583 42.2 38.1-46.3 389 33.1 29.2-37.2 222 24.8 21.0-28.9
No 936 447 42.8 38.4-47.4 314 35.0 30.6-39.7 175 22.2 18.5-26.3

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 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.

BRFSS Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 16SEP15.

SCHS Home | FAQs | Contacts