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Table 3 The prevalence of low mood in different patient groups (whole sample, n = 862)

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

  Normal mood Low mood χ 2 df p
Whole sample 350 (40.6) 512 (59.4)    
Children with abnormal conduct problems score 151 (35.5) 274 (64.5) 16.849 2 <0.001
Children with borderline conduct problems score 49 (35.8) 88 (64.2)
Children with normal conduct problems score 150 (50.0) 150 (50.0)
Children with abnormal hyperactivity score 139 (44.0) 177 (56.0) 2.952 2 0.23
Children with borderline hyperactivity score 32 (42.7) 43 (57.3)
Children with normal hyperactivity score 179 (38.0) 292 (62.0)
Children with no depression 332 (43.5) 431 (56.5)    
Children with depression 18 (18.2) 81 (81.8)    
Children with CD/ODD 108 (48.2) 116 (51.8)    
Children with hyperactive disorder 92 (60.5) 60 (39.5)    
  1. ODD oppositional defiant disorder, CD conduct disorder, χ 2 Chi square, df degrees of freedom, p p value