TABLE 3

Prevalence (%) and aORs for the Relationship Between Total Number of ACEs (Score) and Age at Initiation of Alcohol Use

ACE ScorenAge at Initiation of Alcohol Use, ya
≤1415–1718–20≥21
%aOR (95% CI)%aOR (95% CI)%aOR (95% CI)%aOR (95% CI)
012975.81.0 (referent)27.81.0 (referent)40.01.0 (referent)26.41.0 (referent)
18626.51.1 (0.7–1.9)36.11.4 (1.0–1.9)33.20.9 (0.6–1.2)24.21.0 (referent)
250511.21.7 (0.9–3.2)34.91.4 (0.9–2.0)31.30.9 (0.6–1.4)22.61.0 (referent)
331012.92.1 (1.0–4.2)44.31.8 (1.1–2.9)22.80.7 (0.4–1.1)20.11.0 (referent)
≥461822.53.6 (2.0–6.4)38.61.8 (1.2–2.8)23.10.9 (0.6–1.4)15.81.0 (referent)
Total359210.534.332.422.8
  • a ORs were adjusted for age, gender, race, educational attainment, family feelings about alcohol, and number of friends drinking first year of high school.