Risk of premature death in adulthood influenced by patterns of early childhood adversity

U.S. National Institutes of Health – August 23, 2022 (Press Release)

Poverty, combined with other types of adversity in early childhood, is associated with greater chances of premature death in adulthood, compared to other adverse childhood experiences, according to a study of more than 46,000 people by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. The findings build upon earlier studies that linked individual types of adverse childhood experiences to risk of death, as well as other studies that demonstrated that death risk rose as exposure to childhood adversity increased. The current study identifies links between combinations of early childhood adversity and the overall chances of premature death.

Also: Adverse childhood experiences and premature mortality through mid-adulthood: A five-decade prospective study: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanam/article/PIIS2667-193X(22)00166-1/fulltext


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