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Table 3 ASEBA scales scores.

From: Clinician-rated mental health in outpatient child and adolescent mental health services: associations with parent, teacher and adolescent ratings

  CBCL (n= 153) TRF (n= 153) YSR (n= 75)
ASEBA Mean (SD) Effects1 Mean (SD) Effects1 Mean (SD) Effects1
Syndrome Scales:    Sex Age    Sex Age    Sex
   Anxious/depressed 6.2 (4.9)    4.8 (4.4)    7.1 (6.0) G > B***
   Withdrawn/depressed 3.7 (3.2)   O > Y* 3.0 (3.1)   O > Y*** 4.5 (3.6) G > B***
   Somatic complaints 3.4 (3.1) G > B**   1.4 (2.2)    3.9 (3.9) G > B**
   Social problems 5.2 (3.7)    3.5 (3.3) B > G*   4.4 (3.8)  
   Thought problems 3.1 (2.9)    1.3 (1.9) B > G*   5.2 (4.8) G > B**
   Attention problems 7.6 (4.6) B > G*   17.4 (12.0) B > G***   6.4 (3.8)  
   Rule-breaking behaviour 4.0 (4.0) B > G*   3.2 (4.1) B > G* O > Y* 5.5 (4.6)  
   Aggressive behaviour 9.7 (7.3) B > G*   8.2 (8.8) B > G***   8.5 (5.8)  
Internalizing problems 13.3 (9.0) G > B*   9.2 (7.5)   O > Y** 15.5 (12.2) G > B***
Externalizing problems 13.7 (10.4) B > G*   11.5 (11.8) B > G***   13.9 (9.5)  
Total problems 46.7 (24.3)    44.0 (27.9) B > G***   49.9 (30.7) G > B*
  1. Mean (SD) and the effects of sex and age on the ASEBA scales.
  2. 1 Effects were analysed using the general linear model (GLM) in SPSS, and the significant effects are shown. There were no significant interaction effects (sex × age).
  3. *P < 0.05 and false-discovery rate (FDR) < 0.14, **P < 0.01 and FDR < 0.05, ***P < 0.001 and FDR < 0.002, G = girls, B = boys, Y = younger (6-10 years), O = older (11-17 years).