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Respondents Indicating At Least 1 Type of Adverse Childhood Experience (LGHC Indicator)

Metadata Updated: September 17, 2019

This is a source dataset for a Let's Get Healthy California indicator at The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) module of the Behavioral Risk Factors Surveillance System (BRFSS) asks respondents questions about eight different traumatic childhood experiences that occurred before the age of 18. These include verbal/emotional abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, and negative household situations including the incarceration of an adult, alcohol or drug abuse by an adult, violence between adults, mental illness of a household member, and parental divorce or separation. A cumulative ACEs score is calculated for each respondent by counting the number of these items that a respondent reported experiencing, creating a score ranging from 0 to 8. 11 questions about adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are condensed into a ordinal scale from 0 to 8 possible ACEs. This indicator shows the prevalence of adults who reported having 1 or more ACEs. However other data cuts are available, e.g., 3 or more ACEs The ACEs module is a very "lagging" indicator capturing childhood experiences retrospectively by asking adults 18+ years of age. Additional limitations include: 1) relies on self-reported information, 2) provides prevalence, not incidence data, 3) bias or measurement error associated with telephone-administered survey of a sample of the population (e.g., response bias, sampling variation), 4) designed to provide state-level population health estimates and does not provide sub-state estimates or estimates by racial sub-groups (e.g., Asian sub-groups) unless multiple years are combined. Because of the changes in the methodology, researchers are advised to avoid comparing data collected before the changes (up to 2010) with data collected from 2011 and onward: In addition, due to changes in the insurance variables, the "Other Public" insurance category was not able to be calculated in 2013.

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Metadata Created Date September 17, 2019
Metadata Updated Date September 17, 2019

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Harvested from State of California

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date September 17, 2019
Metadata Updated Date September 17, 2019
Publisher California Department of Public Health
Unique Identifier 898cb562-37ef-4f35-862d-b4533c6b7242
Chronic Disease Surveillance and Research Branch (CDSRB), CDPH
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Harvest Source Title State of California
Data Last Modified 2019-09-17T08:01:30.194538
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Category Health & Human Services

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