ACEs are Common
“It’s not just ‘them’…. It’s us.”
(quote by Dr. Anda, after analyzing the original ACEs data)
At least 64% of adults have at least one.
And, ACEs don’t occur alone, for if you are in that 64%, there’s an 87% chance you’ll have 2 or more ACEs, for they tend to occur in clusters.
Study participants were average, middle-class Americans (avg. age=57 yrs. old)
- 80% white (incl Latino), 10% black, 10% Asian
- 74% college-educated
(Coming Next: What impact do ACEs have?)