Definition: Estimated percentage of adults 18 and older exposed to adverse childhood experiences before age 18, by household type (e.g., among California adults in households with children in 2008-2013, an estimated 16.5% were exposed to four or more adverse childhood experiences).
Data Source: Rodriguez, D., et al. (2016). Prevalence of adverse childhood experiences by county, California Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2013. Public Health Institute, Survey Research Group.
Footnote: This indicator reports the prevalence of eight adverse childhood experience (ACE) types: (1) household member abused substances; (2) household member mentally ill; (3) household member in jail, prison, or convicted to serve time; (4) parents divorced or separated; (5) witnessed domestic violence; (6) experienced physical abuse; (7) experienced verbal abuse; (8) experienced sexual abuse. The number of ACEs to which an individual is exposed is determined by these eight types, not by the 13 BRFSS measures of individual ACEs reported elsewhere on the site. 2008-2013 data are weighted to reflect the 2010 non-institutionalized population of California 18 years and older. LNE (Low Number Event) refers to data that have been suppressed because either (i) fewer than 30 respondents in the household type reported that number of ACEs, or (ii) the margin of error was 10 percentage points or greater. N/A means that data are not available.