South Carolina ACE Data Collection
ACE data are collected via the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) managed by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC). The BRFSS is a cross-sectional, telephone-based survey of health-related risk behaviors, history of chronic health conditions, and preventative behaviors. Non-institutionalized adults 18 years or older are randomly selected to take part in the survey. The survey is conducted year-round using random digit dialing (RDD) techniques on both landlines and cell phones. Children’s Trust collected the data in 2014-2015 through the BRFSS with funds provided through the community-based child abuse prevention funds. The BlueCross BlueShield Foundation of South Carolina is supporting current efforts.
The ACEs data can be examined in a number of different ways including the experience of one or more ACEs (prevalence), the experience of particular ACEs (individual) and the experience of multiple ACEs (cumulative). The data presented below is from the 2014-2015 BRFSS.
of South Carolinians have experienced at least one ACE
of South Carolinians have not experienced an ACE
South Carolina Data Packages
Cherokee, Greenville, Pickens Spartanburg and Union Counties
Abbeville, Anderson, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick and Oconee Counties
Aiken, Barnwell, Edgefield, Newberry and Saluda Counties
Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington and Richland Counties
Chester, Lancaster and York Counties Counties
Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties
Allendale, Bamberg, Beaufort, Calhoun, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper and Orangeburg Counties
Georgetown, Horry and Williamsburg Counties
Chesterfield, Clarendon, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Lee, Marion, Marlboro and Sumter Counties
All of South Carolina