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Table 2 Mental health problems by gender and age in adolescents, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway 1995–97

From: Alcohol intoxication and mental health among adolescents – a population review of 8983 young people, 13–19 years in North-Trøndelag, Norway: the Young-HUNT Study

  Boys Girls
  Age 13–15 Age 16–19 Age 13–15 Age 16–19
  N % N % N % N %
High attention problems score 499 22.7 580 27.1 551 24.5 614 29.6
High conduct problems score 964 43.7 744 34.9 673 29.9 461 22.2
High combined anxiety/depressive symptoms score* 295 13.3 400 18.9 566 25.2 769 37.6
  1. * Anxiety symptoms and depressive symptoms derived from SCL-5, presented as a common variable based on all the 5 questions in SCL-5.