Prevalence of Adverse Childhood Experiences From the 2011-2014 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System in 23 States
Source: JAMA Pediatrics
Journal Article | November 2018

This CDC study is one of the largest and most representative examinations of the prevalence of ACEs to date. In this cross-sectional survey of 214,157 respondents, participants who identified as black, Hispanic, or multiracial, those with less than a high school education, those with annual income less than $15,000, those who were unemployed or unable to work, and those identifying as gay/lesbian or bisexual reported significantly higher exposure to adverse childhood experiences than comparison groups. These findings highlight the importance of understanding why some individuals are at higher risk of experiencing adverse childhood experiences than others, including how this increased risk may exacerbate health inequities across the lifespan and future generations.

Posted: July 2019

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