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Adverse Childhood Experiences Among Hispanic Children in Immigrant Families Versus US-Native Families

TitleAdverse Childhood Experiences Among Hispanic Children in Immigrant Families Versus US-Native Families
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsCaballero, TM, Johnson, SB, Buchanan, CRM, DeCamp, LR
JournalPediatrics
Date PublishedOct 09
ISBN Number0031-4005
Accession Number28993445
Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To examine the prevalence of child and family characteristics associated with adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in Hispanic children in immigrant families compared with Hispanic children in US-native families. METHODS: Data were from the nationally representative 2011-2012 National Survey of Children's Health. Parent-reported child ACE exposure was classified as no ACEs (0), low ACEs (1), or high ACEs (>/=2). By using multinomial logistic regression, we evaluated the odds of low or high ACE exposure versus no ACE exposure by immigrant family status and child and family characteristics (eg, insurance status, child health status, or household-to-income ratio). RESULTS: The study sample included 12 162 Hispanic children. More children in immigrant families lived