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Childhood Adversity and Adult Health: The Role of Developmental Timing and Associations With Accelerated Aging

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dc.contributor.author Riem, M. M., & Karreman, A.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-09T17:25:54Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-09T17:25:54Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Riem, M. M., & Karreman, A. (2018). Childhood Adversity and Adult Health: The Role of Developmental Timing and Associations With Accelerated Aging. Child maltreatment, 24(1), 17-25. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1077559518795058
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11212/4167
dc.description.abstract Childhood adversity has been associated with poor adult health. However, it is unclear whether timing of adversity matters in this association and whether adversity is related to poorer age-related physical health status. A representative sample of the adult Dutch population (N ¼ 3,586, age M ¼ 54.94, age range ¼ 18–92) completed surveys on health and diagnoses of age-related diseases. Information about weight and fat percentage was collected using weighing scales and childhood experiences were assessed retrospectively. Adversity was associated with higher body mass index and fat percentage, more physical problems, and high cholesterol, and this association was most pronounced in individuals with experiences of adversity during early adolescence. In addition, individuals with adversity more often reported physical problems or a medical diagnosis at a younger age. This study indicates that (1) timing of exposure to adversity matters in the relationship between experienced childhood adversity and health and (2) adversity is associated with a higher prevalence of age-related diseases at earlier ages. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Child Maltreatment en_US
dc.subject Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) en_US
dc.subject childhood adversity en_US
dc.subject physical health en_US
dc.subject child abuse en_US
dc.subject age-related diseases en_US
dc.title Childhood Adversity and Adult Health: The Role of Developmental Timing and Associations With Accelerated Aging en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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