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Table 2 Adverse childhood experiences of Recruit Assessment Program male responders deployed between September 1, 2001 and June 30, 2004

From: Do adverse childhood experiences increase the risk of postdeployment posttraumatic stress disorder in US Marines?

Adverse Childhood Experiences Study Sample
N = 8391
%
Postdeployment
PTSDa
N = 226
%
Physical neglectb,c   
   No 88.5 81.0
   Yes 11.0 19.0
Physical abuse   
   No 96.8 96.0
   Yes 3.0 3.1
Emotional neglectb,c   
   No 93.3 88.9
   Yes 6.2 10.6
Emotional abusec   
   No 92.4 89.4
   Yes 7.1 10.2
Domestic violence   
   No 92.2 89.8
   Yes 7.5 9.7
Sexual abuse   
   No 98.4 97.4
   Yes 1.2 1.8
Family history of mental illness or alcohol abuse   
   No 82.7 83.6
   Yes 15.2 15.0
Overall ACEc   
   None 66.5 61.1
   ACE in 1 category 19.6 20.8
   ACE in 2 or more categories 11.6 16.4
  1. Abbreviations: ACE = adverse childhood experiences; PTSD = posttraumatic stress disorder.
  2. As a result of missing data, percentages may not sum to 100%.
  3. aDiagnosed with PTSD after returning from first deployment in support of the operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and within 2 years of last deployment. Responders with a PTSD diagnosis prior to first deployment are excluded from this model.
  4. bSignificant (p < .05) association with PTSD diagnosis.
  5. cSignificant (p < .05) association with mental health diagnosis.