The higher your ACE score the higher your statistical chance of suffering from a range of psychological and medical problems like chronic depression, cancer, or coronary heart disease.
3 out of every 20 Americans have the same ACE score as you, and 20% of Americans have a higher score than yours.
Knowing your ACE score means being able to understand your risks, and being able to prevent the possible consequences.
Compared to the 3 out of 10 people who suffered no ACEs your ACE score means that you are:
|ACE SCORE OF 0||ACE SCORE OF 2||INCREASED RISK|
|Likelihood of becoming an alcoholic||2.5%||10%||four-fold increase|
|Suffering from chronic depression||
|Having a serious problem working||5%||12%||doubled|
|Having serious financial problems||10%||20%||doubled|
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