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Table 5 Relationship between maternal major depressive disorder and child’s emotional/behavioural problems as assessed by the SDQ

From: Maternal depression and child psychopathology among Attendees at a Child Neuropsychiatric Clinic in Abeokuta, Nigeria: a cross sectional study

SDQ domain MDD (n = 23) No MDD t Sig 95 % CI
Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Lower Upper
Emotional 3.0 (1.2) 2.4 (1.7) 1.53 0.128 −0.17 1.30
Conduct 3.9 (2.4) 2.5 (2.1) 2.65 0.010* 0.34 2.41
Hyperactivity 7.1 (4.8) 3.4 (3.0) 3.10 0.003*+ 0.81 3.70
Peer problems 3.5 (2.1) 2.7 (2.2) 2.64 0.010* 0.35 2.51
Prosocial behavior 4.4 (2.9) 5.8 (2.3) −2.51 0.014* −2.58 −0.30
Total scores 17.4 (6.3) 11.8 (6.8) 3.53 0.001*+ 2.46 8.80
  1. * p < 0.05
  2. +p < 0.01