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Table 2 Descriptive statistics and correlations between measures of childhood adversity, trauma load and psychopathology (symptoms of PTSD, shutdown dissociation and depression)

From: Type and timing of adverse childhood experiences differentially affect severity of PTSD, dissociative and depressive symptoms in adult inpatients

Measures of childhood adversities M (SD) PTSD symptom severity Shutdown dissociation symptom severity Depression symptom severity
MACE Global Measures
 MACE Duration 12.7 (8.6) .55, p < .001 *, 95 % CI[.41, .66] .40, p < .001 *, 95 % CI[.25, .54] .46, p < .001 *, 95 % CI[.31, .58]
 MACE MULTI Multiplicity 3.0 (2.2) .58, p < .001 *, 95 % CI[.43, .70] .41, p < .001 *, 95 % CI[.27, .56] .37, p < .001 *, 95 % CI[.21, .51]
 MACE SUM Overall Severity 31.6 (15.6) .58, p < .001 *, 95 % CI[.44, .68] .39, p < .001 *, 95 % CI[.27, .53] .39, p < .001 *, 95 % CI[.23, .53]
Trauma Load (Life Event Checklist)
 in Childhood 3.5 (2.7) .43, p < .001 *, 95 % CI[.27, .57] .22, p = .014 *, 95 % CI[.06, .38] .30, p = .001 *, 95 % CI[.16, .46]
 in Adulthood 2.0 (1.9) .32, p < .001 *, 95 % CI[.12, .50] .27, p = .002 *, 95 % CI[.08, .45] .07, p = .431, 95 % CI[-.13, .25]
MACE Severity of Types
 Emotional Neglect 3.5 (2.4) .43, p < .001 *, 95 % CI[.28, .56] .37, p < .001 *, 95 % CI[.22, .51] .32, p < .001 *, 95 % CI[.17, .46]
 Non-verbal Emotional Abuse 3.7 (2.6) .41, p < .001 *, 95 % CI[.27, .53] .34, p < .001 *, 95 % CI[.07, .21] .23, p = .010 *, 95 % CI[.07, .38]
 Parental Verbal Abuse 5.1 (3.6) .41, p < .001 *, 95 % CI[.27, .54] .25, p = .005 *, 95 % CI[.08, .40] .29, p = .001 *, 95 % CI[.12, .44]
 Peer Emotional Abuse 5.9 (3.1) .29, p = .001 *, 95 % CI[.13, .42] .33, p < .001 *, 95 % CI[.19, .46] .16, p = .064, 95 % CI[.00, .33]
 Peer Physical Bullying 3.4 (2.7) .30, p = .001 *, 95 % CI[.12, .46] .14, p = .106, 95 % CI[.01, .28] .17, p = .057, 95 % CI[-.01, .32]
 Parental Physical Maltreatment 4.0 (2.8) .28, p = .001 *, 95 % CI[.09, .46] .14, p = .174, 95 % CI[-.05, .33] .22, p = .014 *, 95 % CI[.05, .38]
 Physical Neglect 1.6 (1.9) .43, p < .001 *, 95 % CI[.27, .58] .21, p = .017 *, 95 % CI[.03, .38] .19, p = .033 *, 95 % CI[.01, .35]
 Sexual Abuse 0.9 (1.5) .51, p < .001 *, 95 % CI[.35, .65] .23, p = .008 *, 95 % CI[.08, .41] .26, p = .003 *, 95 % CI[.09, .40]
 Witnessing Interparental Violence 1.3 (2.4) .22, p = .013 *, 95 % CI[.02, .41] .10, p = .268, 95 % CI[-.08, .29] .22, p = .014 *, 95 % CI[.06, .39]
 Witnessing Violence to Siblings 2.2 (2.9) .35, p < .001 *, 95 % CI[.15, .52] .22, p = .013 *, 95 % CI[.05, .37] .29, p = .001 *, 95 % CI[.09, .46]
  1. * Statistically significant at the adjusted alpha level using the Benjamini-Hochberg correction procedure