About the Study
The ACE Study was initiated at Kaiser Permanente from 1995 to 1997, and its
participants are over 17,000 members who were undergoing a standardized
physical examination. No further participants will be enrolled, but we are
tracking the medical status of the baseline participants.
study participant completed a confidential survey that contained questions
about childhood maltreatment and family dysfunction, as well as items
detailing their current health status and behaviors. This information was
combined with the results of their physical examination to form the baseline
data for the study.
prospective phase of the ACE Study is currently underway, and will assess
the relationship between adverse childhood experiences, health care
use, and causes of death.
More detailed scientific information about the study design can be found
relationship of adult health status to childhood abuse and household
dysfunction,”* published in the American Journal of Preventive
Medicine in 1998, Volume 14, pages 245-258.
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Page last reviewed: January 10, 2008
Page last modified: December 12, 2005
Content source: Division of Adult
and Community Health, National
Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion