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Table 2 Prevalence of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) reported by high school seniors

From: Adverse childhood experiences and mental health in young adults: a longitudinal survey

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