Table 2

Prevalence of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) reported by high school seniors

ACE

Girls

Boys

White

Black

Hispanic

Total


%

%

%

%

%

%


Parents separated

27.9

27.0

28.0

29.0

29.3

27.5

Sent away from home

5.2

5.0

5.8

4.1

6.0

5.1

Parent unemployed

18.3

16.9

17.5

22.4

18.2

17.6

Parent drink/drug problem Race

15.8

12.4

16.8

11.4

13.1

14.2

Witnessed injury/murder Sex, Race

13.8

19.7

12.9

24.3

25.0

16.6

Sex abuse/assault Sex, Race

11.7

1.4

5.9

5.9

13.1

6.8

Physically assaulted Sex

4.5

10.8

8.6

5.9

8.0

7.5

Physically abused

5.0

3.3

4.5

4.1

6.0

4.2

Seriously neglected Sex

3.3

1.7

2.3

3.7

2.0

2.6

Threatened/captive Sex, Race

4.3

15.5

11.2

5.9

16.0

9.6

Total number

575

518

573

219

100

1093


Sex and race superscripts indicate prevalences differ by these background characteristics at the .05 alpha level.

Schilling et al. BMC Public Health 2007 7:30   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-7-30

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