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Table 1 Descriptive Statistics Of and Significance Tests Between Participants Presenting with Symptoms by Low (n = 126) and High MA (n = 126)

From: Children's unique experience of depression: Using a developmental approach to predict variation in symptomatology

Depressive Symptom Low MA High MA t df p
  n-sym M SD n-sym M SD    
Depressed Mood 78 .63 .49 111 .87 .33 4.69* 222 <.0001
Worthlessness and Hopelessness 18 .14 .35 54 .43 .50 5.27* 226 <.0001
Feelings of Guilt 1 .01 .16 20 .16 .37 4.48* 140 <.0001
Suicidal Thoughts or Attempts 86 .68 .47 98 .78 .42 1.71* 247 .09
Irritability 110 .89 .32 74 .57 .50 6.05* 212 <.0001
Aggressive Behavior 115 .93 .26 82 .64 .48 6.01* 191 <.0001
Changes in Psychomotor Patterns 92 .75 .44 55 .42 .50 5.52* 246 <.0001
  1. Note: n-sym indicates the number of participants who had that particular symptom present (a score of 1).
  2. * indicates that t-test score was adjusted for equal variances not assumed, as determined by a Levene's test for Equality of Variances, p < .01.