Prevalence - Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) in Minnesota

Prevalence of ACEs

ACEs are common among Minnesota adults.

Results indicate that ACEs are common among Minnesota adults.

Circle graph showing that 55% of Minnesota adults have one or more ACES; 45% have zero ACES.
Over half (55 percent) of the Minnesotans responding to ACE module questions reported experiencing at least one ACE in childhood.

The five most common ACEs reported by Minnesotans in the survey are:

  • emotional abuse (28 percent)
  • living with a problem drinker (24 percent)
  • separation or divorce of a parent (21 percent)
  • mental illness in the household (17 percent)
  • physical abuse (16 percent)