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Table 2 Distribution of ACE components stratified by sex and race

From: Sex and race define the effects of adverse childhood experiences on self-reported BMI and metabolic health biomarkers

ACE component Black women (N = 16,408) Black men (N = 7892) White women (N = 9079) White men (N = 4974) Overall (N = 38,353)
Emotional abuse* 2613 (16.1%) 1165 (14.9%) 2415 (26.8%) 996 (20.2%) 7189 (18.9%)
Physical abuse* 2380 (14.6%) 1109 (14.2%) 1943 (21.5%) 845 (17.1%) 6277 (16.5%)
Sexual abuse* 2472 (15.2%) 550 (7.02%) 2147 (23.9%) 460 (9.31%) 5629 (14.8%)
Emotional neglect* 2947 (18.3%) 1046 (13.5%) 2247 (25.0%) 713 (14.4%) 6953 (18.4%)
Physical neglect* 1222 (7.56%) 644 (8.28%) 795 (8.86%) 341 (6.91%) 3002 (7.93%)
Parental divorce* 5708 (37.1%) 2819 (37.4%) 2507 (28.6%) 1205 (24.9%) 12,239 (33.5%)
Abused mother* 2087 (13.0%) 845 (10.8%) 1282 (14.3%) 491 (9.95%) 4705 (12.4%)
Alcoholic or drug user in household* 3479 (21.6%) 1581 (20.3%) 2637 (29.4%) 1123 (22.8%) 8820 (23.3%)
Depression/mental illness in household* 1891 (11.8%) 707 (9.10%) 1974 (22.0%) 655 (13.3%) 5227 (13.9%)
Incarcerated household member* 2124 (13.5%) 1243 (16.3%) 622 (7.02%) 328 (6.74%) 4317 (11.7%)
  1. The distribution of number of sample participants for the different ACE components in Black women and men and White women and men as well as overall distribution of ACE components in the study
  2. ACE adverse childhood experiences
  3. *Indicates variables with missing values: emotional abuse (317), physical abuse (292), sexual abuse (364), emotional neglect (552), physical neglect (514), parental divorce (1806), abused mother (542), alcoholic or drug user in household (548), depression/mental illness in household (623), and incarcerated household member (1301)