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Table 2 Number of children with and without any psychiatric diagnosis (Kiddie-SADS-PL) according to FSIQ-level (n = 192)

From: Is there a protective effect of normal to high intellectual function on mental health in children with chronic illness?

CI-group Very low FSIQ-level (<70) Low FSIQ-level (70-84) Normal to high FSIQ-level (>85)
Any psychiatric diagnosis, n (%) 13 (72.2) 15 (68.2) 21 (37.5)*
No psychiatric diagnosis, n (%) 5 (27.8) 7 (31.8) 35 (62.5)
Total, n (%) 18 (100) 22 (100) 56 (100)
NCI-group    
Any psychiatric diagnosis (%) 10 (55.6) 11 (50.0) 13 (23.2)*
No psychiatric diagnosis (%) 8 (44.4) 11 (50.0) 43 (76.8)
Total (%) 18 (100) 22 (100) 56 (100)
  1. *The frequency of psychiatric disorders in children with a normal to high FSIQ-level was significantly lower than in children with a very low and low FSIQ-level.
  2. Kiddie-SADS-PL = The Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia for School Aged Children (6-18 years): Present and Lifetime Version; FSIQ-level = Full Scale IQ-level; CI-group = Children with chronic illness; NCI-group = Children without chronic illness.