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Table 5 Individual SDQ items with significant differences between the suicide group and the accident group, and the suicide group and the community controls, respectively.

From: Differences between children and adolescents who commit suicide and their peers: A psychological autopsy of suicide victims compared to accident victims and a community sample

   Suicide group (n = 39) vs. Accident group (n = 43) vs. Community controls (n = 410)
SDQ Single items Mean SD Mean SD p Mean SD p
SDQ-5 Often loses temper .23 .54 .00 .00 <.01 .25 .53 .82
SDQ-6 Rather Solitary .54 .79 .28 .55 .09 .33 .56 .04
SDQ-8 Many worries .46 .64 .14 .41 .01 .23 .49 <.01
SDQ-9 Helpful if someone is hurt 1.62 .54 1.86 .47 .03* 1.70 .49 .31
SDQ-13 Often unhappy or depressed .49 .76 .09 .37 <.01 .15 .39 <.01
SDQ-15 Easily distracted .31 .66 .26 .58 .71 .57 .68 .02*
SDQ-19 Picked on or bullied .36 .63 .16 .49 .12 .16 .45 .01
SDQ-22 Steals .26 .55 .12 .39 .18 .03 .21 <.01
  1. *The suicide group was less helpful and less distracted