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What are the longterm health effects of adverse childhood experiences in racial/ethnic minority populations?

Adverse childhood experiences (ACE; abuse, neglect) are not uncommon and are associated with increased risk of developing a range of chronic diseases in adulthood (e.g., cardiovascular, cancer, etc.). This has mainly been studied in white middle-class populations. Less is known whether ACEs similarly impact racial/ethnic minorities. Cross-sectional design with retrospective ACE report and longitudinal design for long-term follow-up of chronic disease development and/or progression.



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