The graph illustrates that the risk for adult heart disease increases as the number of adverse childhood events experienced increases. Adults who have been exposed to one to two adverse childhood experiences are slightly more likely to have a heart disease when compared to adults who have not been exposed to any adverse childhood experiences. Adults who have been exposed to three to four adverse childhood experiences are about one and a half times more likely to have heart disease when compared to adults who have not been exposed to any adverse childhood experiences. Adults who have been exposed to five to six adverse childhood experiences are nearly twice as likely to have a heart disease when compared to adults who have not been exposed to any adverse childhood experiences. Adults who have been exposed to seven to eight adverse childhood experiences are more than three times as likely to have a heart disease when compared to adults who have not been exposed to any adverse childhood experiences.

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