Data Visualizations: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
SOURCE: National Estimates based on 2017 BRFSS; Vital Signs, MMWR November 2019.
Preventing ACEs could reduce a large number of health conditions:
- UP TO 21 MILLION CASES OF DEPRESSION
- UP TO 1.9 MILLION CASES OF HEART DISEASE
- UP TO 2.5 MILLION CASES OF OVERWEIGHT/OBESITY
SOURCE: BRFSS 2015-2017, 25 states, CDC Vital Signs, November 2019.
The graphic shows three tables on the potential reduction of negative outcomes in adulthood.
The first table shows health conditions that could be reduced by the following amounts with adverse childhood experiences prevention: depressive disorder (44%), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (27%), Asthma (24%), Kidney Disease (16%), Stroke (15%), Coronary Heart Disease (13%), Cancer (6%), Diabetes (6%), and Overweight/Obesity (2%).
The second table shows health risk behaviors. The potential reduction of negative outcomes in adulthood for current smoking is 33% and heavy drinking is 24%.
The third table shows socioeconomic challenges. The potential reduction of negative outcomes in adulthood for unemployment is 15%, earning less than a high school education is 5%, and not having health insurance is 4%.
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Publication date: November 5, 2019