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Table 1 Logistic regression analysis of ACEs, socio-demographics and their associations with access to an always-available adult during childhood

From: Adult support during childhood: a retrospective study of trusted adult relationships, sources of personal adult support and their association with childhood resilience resources

  Total count Access to an always-available trusted adult before the age of 18 years
N % AOR (95% CI) p
ACE count     
≥ 4 ACEs 1281 51.3 Ref ***
0 ACEs 478 19.1 9.389 (7.08–12.46) ***
1 ACE 403 16.1 5.995 (4.33–8.30) ***
2–3 ACEs 335 13.4 3.269 (2.40–4.46) ***
Sex     
Male 1132 45.3 Ref  
Female 1365 54.7 1.457 (1.89–1.79) ***
Age (years)     
60–69 447 17.9 Ref ***
18–29 459 18.4 1.770 (1.27–2.47) 0.469
30–39 501 20.1 1.554 (1.12–2.16) ***
40–49 514 20.6 0.966 (0.72–1.30) 0.100
50–59 576 23.1 1.331 (0.98–1.82) 0.001
Deprivation quintile     
1 (least deprived) 468 21.0 Ref 0.043
2 523 25.1 0.676 (0.49–0.94) **
3 627 19.3 1.019 (0.74–1.41) 0.908
4 481 15.9 0.838 (0.60–1.17) 0.300
5 (most deprived) 398 18.7 0.986 (0.69–1.41) 0.938
Ethnicity     
White 2407 96.4 Ref  
Other ethnicities 90 3.6 1.202 (0.67–2.17) 0.540
  1. Ref reference category, ACE  adverse childhood experience, AOR adjusted odds ratio, CI confidence interval
  2. ***p < 0.001; **p < 0.01