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Table 1 Descriptive statistics (N = 507)

From: Classes of childhood adversities and their associations to the mental health of college undergraduates: a nationwide cross-sectional study

Variables Mean (SD) Range
Age 19.7 (1.5) 18–25
ACEs 2.7 (2.2) 0–12
CSEs 4.5 (2.7) 0–14
Psychological distress 6.2 (4.3) 0–20
Subjective well-being 14.8 (5.2) 0–25
Category N %
Gender (male) 256 50.5
Physical abuse 186 36.7
Emotional abuse 45 8.9
Sexual abuse 137 27.0
Household substance abuse 25 4.9
Incarcerated family member 60 11.8
Household mental illness 32 6.3
Domestic violence 196 38.7
Parental separation/divorce 115 22.7
Emotional neglect 97 19.1
Physical neglect 89 17.6
Bullying 32 6.3
Community violence 157 31.0
Collective violence 204 40.2
  1. ACEs adverse childhood experiences, CSEs current stressful events, SD standard deviation