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Table 2 Proportions of scores on SDQ subscales and on emotional problems subscale items

From: Sleep and behavioural problems associate with low mood in Finnish children aged 4–12 years: an epidemiological study

SDQ scores Normal n (%) Borderline n (%) Abnormal n (%)
Total difficulties score 1529 (89.2) 70 (4.1) 115 (6.7)
Emotional problems score 1517 (88.5) 97 (5.7) 100 (5.8)
Conduct problems score 1334 (77.8) 184 (10.7) 196 (11.4)
Hyperactivity score 1534 (89.5) 69 (4.0) 111 (6.5)
Peer problems score 1334 (77.8) 193 (11.3) 187 (10.9)
Prosocial score 1429 (83.4) 178 (10.4) 107 (6.2)
Items in emotional problems subscale Not true n (%) Somewhat true n (%) Certainly true n (%)
Often complains of headaches, stomach aches or sickness 1109 (6.7) 518 (30.2) 87 (5.1)
Many worries, often seems worried 1351 (78.8) 325 (19.0) 38 (2.2)
Often unhappy, down-hearted or tearful 1441 (84.1) 253 (14.8) 20 (1.2)
Nervous or clingy in new situations, easily loses confidence 940 (54.8) 657 (38.3) 117 (6.8)
Many fears, easily scared 1470 (85.8) 215 (12.5) 29 (1.7)