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Table 3 Association of ACE components with BMI

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)
β estimate [95% CI] p value β estimate [95% CI] p value β estimate [95% CI] p value β estimate [95% CI] p value
Emotional abuse 0.51 [0.03, 0.99] 0.037 0.01 [− 0.55, 0.57] 0.969 0.33 [− 0.25, 0.90] 0.268 0.17 [− 0.47, 0.80] 0.607
Physical abuse 0.17 [− 0.32, 0.66] 0.489 0.82 [0.026, 1.38] 0.004 0.54 [− 0.04, 1.11] 0.069 0.75 [0.12, 1.38] 0.020
Sexual abuse 0.89 [0.50, 1.28]  < 0.001 0.17 [− 0.47, 0.81] 0.595 0.18 [− 0.25, 0.61] 0.412 0.10 [− 0.53, 0.73] 0.753
Emotional neglect 0.16 [− 0.24, 0.55] 0.438 0.02 [− 0.50, 0.54] 0.933 0.60 [0.11, 1.09] 0.016 0.60 [− 0.02, 1.21] 0.058
Physical neglect − 0.25 [− 0.77, 0.27] 0.354 − 0.09 [− 0.72, 0.54] 0.789 − 0.05 [− 0.71, 0.62] 0.894 0.53 [− 0.29, 1.35] 0.203
Parent divorce − 0.04 [− 0.30, 0.22] 0.761 − 0.24 [− 0.55, 0.07] 0.129 0.35 [− 0.04, 0.74] 0.078 0.04 [− 0.39, 0.47] 0.843
Mother abused − 0.28 [− 0.71, 0.14] 0.194 − 0.53 [− 1.09, 0.03] 0.064 0.28 [− 0.28, 0.84] 0.321 − 0.42 [− 1.13, 0.28] 0.238
Alcoholic or drug user in household − 0.12 [− 0.46, 0.22] 0.495 − 0.21 [− 0.62, 0.21] 0.327 − 0.40 [− 0.81, 0.01] 0.056 0.14 [− 0.32, 0.60] 0.542
Depression/mental illness in household 0.02 [− 0.40, 0.44] 0.915 − 0.19 [− 0.78, 0.40] 0.519 − 0.39 [− 0.83, 0.05] 0.080 − 0.50 [− 1.05, 0.05] 0.075
Incarcerated household member − 0.61 [− 0.99, − 0.23] 0.002 − 0.61 [− 1.04, − 0.18] 0.005 0.36 [− 0.31, 1.03] 0.292 − 0.39 [− 1.13, 0.35] 0.301
  1. Results on the analysis of specific types of ACE on BMI in Black women and men and White women and men
  2. ACE adverse childhood experiences