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Table 1 Prevalence of somatic and psychological symptoms, and peer victimisation among study respondents

From: Peer victimisation and its association with psychological and somatic health problems among adolescents in northern Russia

  Female% (95% CI) Male% (95% CI) Total% (95% CI)
Somatic symptoms
I had headaches 59.2 (56.2-62.2) 48.1 (45.8-50.4) 54.6 (52.4-56.8)
I had stomach aches 39.4 (37.0-41.8) 31.5 (28.5-34.5) 36.1 (34.2-37.9)
I had aches or pains 50.5 (47.5-53.4) 40.4 (35.9-44.9) 46.2 (43.2-49.2)
I had nausea 23.2 (20.3-26.1) 20.9 (18.1-23.7) 22.2 (20.3-24.1)
I felt sick 42.4 (39.3-45.4) 34.2 (30.5-37.9) 39.0 (35.9-42.0)
I had problems with my eyes 32.1 (28.9-35.3) 28.3 (24.2-32.4) 30.5 (27.3-33.8)
I had rashes or other skin problems 23.0 (20.0-26.0) 20.2 (18.2-22.3) 21.8 (20.1-23.5)
I was vomiting 8.9 (7.4-10.5) 12.2 (9.5-14.8) 10.3 (8.9-11.7)
Psychological symptoms
Depression 24.3 (21.5-27.0) 15.1 (12.8-17.5) 20.5 (18.6-22.4)
Anxiety 24.6 (22.8-26.4) 15.2 (11.3-19.2) 20.8 (18.6-22.9)
Posttraumatic stress 33.5 (30.7-36.2) 21.6 (17.3-25.9) 28.5 (26.0-30.9)
Peer victimisation #
Occasional 38.7 (36.4-41.1) 49.6 (46.6-52.5) 43.1 (41.3-45.0)
Frequent 17.6 (15.7-19.5) 28.5 (25.8-31.1) 22.1 (20.5-23.6)
  1. Responses to somatic symptoms were dichotomised as not true and somewhat/certainly true.
  2. Depression and anxiety symptoms were defined as the highest quintile of composite scores. Posttraumatic stress (PTS) relates to those with moderate or higher levels of PTS.
  3. #Occasional and frequent school-based peer victimisation were based on 9 questions with answers: 0 (not at all), 1 (once), 2 (2–3 times), 3 (≥4 times). Those who answered 2–3 times or ≥4 times on at least one question were categorised as victims of occasional and frequent bullying respectively.