3 in 5 middle-aged and older Canadians had ‘traumatic’ childhood experiences: report | CBC News
McMaster University researchers estimate that around three in every five Canadian adults aged 45 to 85 have been exposed to “adverse childhood experiences,” including abuse, neglect, intimate partner violence or other household adversity.
The study said that cases of these harmful experiences were highly prevalent among middle-aged and older adults, and presented a serious public health concern.
Divya Joshi, the study’s lead author and postdoctoral fellow at the university, said the results were shocking.
“It is surprising for us to see that the numbers were as high as they are,” she said.