- Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can increase a person’s risk of health, social, and economic problems throughout life.
- In 2017, ACEs among Tennessee adults led to an estimated $5.2 billion in direct medical costs and lost productivity from employees missing work.
- ACEs are associated with risky health behaviors and poorer health outcomes even after accounting for other factors.
- Over half of adult Tennesseans reported at least one ACE between 2014 and 2017, and about 17% had experienced 4 or more.
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