This graphic shows that significant adversity impairs development in the first three years of life. The graphic demonstrates that the number of children with developmental delays increases when the number of risk factors increase. When facing 1-2 risk factors, less than 10 percent of children have developmental delays. When facing three risk factors, about 20 percent of children have developmental delays. When facing four risk factors, more than 40 percent of children have developmental delays. When facing five risk factors, 76 percent of children have developmental delays. When facing six risk factors, about 90 percent of children have developmental delays. When facing seven risk factors, approximately 100 percent of children have developmental delays.

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