Adverse Childhood Experiences Reported by Adults -- Five States, 2009

Bynum, L.; Griffin, T.; Ridings, D. L.; Wynkoop, K. S.; Anda, R. F.; Edwards, V. J.; Strine, T. W.; Liu, Y.; McKnight-Eily, L. R.; Croft, J. B.
December 2010
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;12/17/2010, Vol. 59 Issue 49, p1609
The article discusses the results of an analysis on adverse childhood experiences (ACE) reported by adults covering four U.S. states in 2009. ACE may include verbal, physical or sexual abuse and family dysfunction. According to the surveys conducted via telephone and using the 2009 ACE module of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), the prevalence of ACE vary and includes household substance abuse, incarcerated family member, physical abuse and separated or divorced parents.


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