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2014 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 2,913 1,366 41.5 39.0-44.0 997 35.7 33.2-38.3 550 22.8 20.6-25.2
-Western NC 439 216 42.8 36.4-49.5 147 32.1 25.9-39.0 76 25.1 18.9-32.4
GENDER
Male 185 *** *** *** 53 29.4 20.0-40.9 37 23.7 15.3-34.9
Female 254 121 39.4 31.6-47.7 94 34.4 26.7-43.1 39 26.2 17.9-36.6
RACE
White 403 205 44.8 37.9-51.9 131 31.4 24.9-38.7 67 23.9 17.5-31.6
Other minorities 35 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 54 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 94 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 110 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 106 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 71 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 68 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 135 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 109 *** *** *** 26 22.4 13.9-33.9 *** *** ***
College Graduate 127 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 47 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 91 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 55 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 69 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 94 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 141 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 294 154 44.9 37.1-53.1 93 30.2 23.0-38.4 47 24.9 17.7-33.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 63 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 376 182 43.0 35.9-50.3 133 33.7 26.9-41.3 61 23.3 16.8-31.3
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 364 181 43.9 36.9-51.2 118 30.9 24.6-38.0 65 25.2 18.4-33.4
No 75 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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