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Table 1 Sample characteristics

From: Adolescents’ multiple, recurrent subjective health complaints: investigating associations with emotional/behavioural difficulties in a cross-sectional, school-based study

  N (%)
Gender  
  Girls 702 (60.0)
  Boys 468 (40.0)
Age (years)  
  12-15 794 (67.9)
  16-18 376 (32.1)
Family affluence scale  
  Low 412 (37.7)
  Medium 489 (44.7)
  High 192 (17.6)
SHC Group  
  no MR-SHC 634 (54.2)
  MR-SHC 536 (45.8)
SDQ scales  
Emotional symptoms, mean (SD) 2.7 (1.9)
Conduct problems, mean (SD) 3.0 (1.5)
Hyperactivity/Inattention, mean (SD) 3.6 (2.2)
Peer problems, mean (SD) 1.9 (1.7)
Prosocial behaviour, mean (SD) 8.1 (1.9)
Total difficulties, mean (SD) 11.1 (5.2)
  1. Adolescents with low levels of SHC.
  2. Adolescents with multiple, recurrent SHC.