Year: 2005 Source: Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, v.159, no.12, (December 2005), p.1104-1110 SIEC No: 20080370

The relationship of childhood residential mobility to health problems during adolescence & adulthood was examined. How much these apparent relationships may result from underlying adverse childhood experiences was determined. A retrospective cohort study of 8116 adults was conducted. After adjustment for demographic variables, the risk of high residential mobility during childhood was 1.7 to 3.1-fold for each adverse childhood events & increased with the number of these events. Compared with respondents who never moved, the odds of health risk ranged from 1.3 for smoking & 2.5 for suicide. (49 refs.)