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Table 2 Point prevalence of DSM-IV disorders in foster children (N = 279)

From: Mental disorders in foster children: a study of prevalence, comorbidity and risk factors

DSM-IV Disordera n % 95% CI
Any disorder 142 50.9 [45.2, 57.0]
Emotional disorders 67 24.0 [19.0, 29.4]
Separation anxiety disorder 21 7.5 [4.7, 10.8]
Specific phobia 19 6.8 [3.9, 9.7]
Social phobia 3 1.1 [0.0, 2.5]
Posttraumatic stress disorder 14 5.0 [2.5, 7.9]
Obsessive compulsive disorder 1 0.4 [0.0, 1.1]
Generalized anxiety 7 2.5 [1.1, 4.7]
Other anxiety 17 6.1 [3.2, 8.6]
Major depression 3 1.1 [0.0, 2.5]
Other depression 8 2.9 [1.1, 5.0]
Undifferentiated Anxiety/Depression 6 2.2 [0.7, 3.9]
ADHD disorders 53 19.0 [14.7, 24.0]
ADHD Combined 38 13.6 [10.0, 17.9]
ADHD Inattentive 8 2.9 [1.1, 5.0]
ADHD Hyperactive-impulsive 5 1.8 [0.4, 3.6]
Other Hyperactivity NOS 2 0.7 [0.0, 1.8]
Behavioral disorders 60 21.5 [16.8, 26.2]
Oppositional defiant disorder 39 14.0 [10.3, 18.3]
Conduct disorder 18 6.5 [3.6, 9.3]
Other disruptive disorder NOS 3 1.1 [0.0, 2.2]
Reactive attachment disorder 54 19.4 [15.1, 24.0]
Pervasive developmental disorder 12 4.3 [2.2, 6.8]
Tic disorder 6 2.1 [0.7, 3.9]
“Not otherwise specified” disorders 24 8.6 [5.7, 12.2]
  1. aNo children met criteria for Panic disorder, Agoraphobia, Selective mutism, or Eating disorders.