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Table 2 The association of emotional symptoms with conduct problems and hyperactivity in child psychiatric patients (n = 862)

From: Low mood in a sample of 5–12 year-old child psychiatric patients: a cross-sectional study

  Conduct problems score Hyperactive score
Univariate Multivariate Univariate Multivariate
OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI)
Often unhappy, down-hearted or tearful 2.03 (1.55–2.66)*** 1.93 (1.39–2.66)*** 0.98 (0.74–1.30) 0.97 (0.70–1.36)
Often complains of headaches, stomach aches or sickness 1.38 (1.05–1.80)* 1.10 (0.83–1.48) 1.10 (0.83–1.45) 1.13 (0.83–1.53)
Many worries, often seems worried 1.50 (1.14–1.98)** 1.12 (0.79–1.59) 0.98 (0.74–1.30) 0.99 (0.69–1.42)
Nervous or clingy in new situations, easily loses confidence 1.21 (0.92–1.58) 1.04 (0.78–1.39) 1.11 (0.84–1.49) 1.16 (0.86–1.58)
Many fears, easily scared 1.19 (0.91–1.54) 0.85 (0.62–1.16) 0.88 (0.67–1.16) 0.82 (0.60–1.14)
  1. Regression analysis examining the problem scores as explained variables and emotional symptoms as predictor variables. The problem scores were categorized as normal, borderline or abnormal (0–2; 3; 4–10 for conduct problems and 0–5; 6; 7–10 for hyperactivity) and the emotional symptoms dichotomized in “not true” and “somewhat/certainly true” (controlling for age and sex)
  2. OR odds ratio, CI confidence interval
  3. * p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01, *** p < 0.001