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2014 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 2,913 1,366 41.5 39.0-44.0 997 35.7 33.2-38.3 550 22.8 20.6-25.2
-Piedmont NC 1,588 753 43.6 40.1-47.0 538 35.1 31.8-38.5 297 21.3 18.6-24.4
GENDER
Male 661 339 48.1 42.6-53.6 221 36.1 30.9-41.7 101 15.8 12.6-19.7
Female 927 414 39.3 35.3-43.6 317 34.2 30.2-38.4 196 26.5 22.4-31.1
RACE
White 1,154 563 44.0 39.9-48.1 378 33.9 30.0-38.1 213 22.1 18.7-25.9
African American 302 128 41.6 33.9-49.6 123 41.6 34.3-49.1 51 16.9 12.4-22.6
Other minorities 119 *** *** *** *** *** *** 32 27.0 18.3-37.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 120 *** *** *** *** *** *** 33 25.6 17.3-36.1
Non-Hispanic 1,459 703 44.5 40.9-48.2 494 34.7 31.3-38.2 262 20.8 17.9-24.1
AGE
18-34 263 101 37.1 29.5-45.5 84 32.5 25.4-40.7 78 30.3 23.5-38.1
35-54 479 185 39.5 34.2-45.0 176 38.8 33.4-44.4 118 21.7 17.7-26.4
55-64 314 140 41.7 34.9-48.8 115 38.6 31.9-45.7 59 19.7 14.6-26.2
65-74 275 159 59.6 52.3-66.5 86 30.4 24.1-37.5 30 10.0 6.6-14.9
75+ 234 153 67.0 59.6-73.6 70 27.7 21.6-34.9 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 189 85 46.6 36.7-56.8 63 31.7 23.6-41.1 41 21.7 15.2-30.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 413 194 40.7 34.0-47.8 140 36.0 29.2-43.4 79 23.3 18.0-29.6
Some Post-H.S. 395 170 37.2 31.0-43.9 128 35.0 28.7-41.9 97 27.8 21.8-34.7
College Graduate 586 299 51.2 46.0-56.4 207 36.1 31.3-41.3 80 12.7 9.8-16.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 159 62 34.0 25.4-43.8 51 31.8 23.5-41.6 46 34.1 25.2-44.3
$15,000- 24,999 243 115 44.9 35.9-54.3 71 28.2 21.2-36.5 57 26.9 19.7-35.5
$25,000- 34,999 127 53 34.0 24.9-44.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 188 88 38.2 28.9-48.4 *** *** *** 32 22.8 14.5-33.9
$50,000+ 568 274 45.1 39.5-50.8 208 38.0 32.6-43.8 86 16.9 12.8-21.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 410 168 35.4 29.6-41.6 143 35.4 29.2-42.2 99 29.2 23.0-36.3
No 1,171 582 45.8 41.8-49.8 394 35.2 31.3-39.2 195 19.1 16.1-22.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 179 82 39.6 30.6-49.2 69 42.9 33.1-53.3 28 17.5 11.5-25.8
Non-Veteran 1,408 670 44.0 40.3-47.7 469 34.3 30.8-37.9 269 21.8 18.8-25.1
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 482 243 44.5 38.0-51.2 154 32.5 26.7-38.9 85 23.0 17.6-29.5
No 1,106 510 43.2 39.2-47.2 384 36.3 32.3-40.4 212 20.6 17.5-24.0

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.

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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