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Table 2 Adjusted means for social-emotional and adaptive behavioural z-scores for children with severe anaemia and community control children

From: Socio-emotional and adaptive behaviour in children treated for severe anaemia at Lira Regional Referral Hospital, Uganda: a prospective cohort study

Scales Severe Anaemia n = 171 M, (SE) Community Control n = 88 M (SE) Difference in means p-value
Social emotional − 0.29, (0.05) 0.01, (0.08) 0.002*
Overall Adaptive behaviour − 0.10, (0.05) − 0.01, (0.07) 0.343
Adaptive communication − 0.11, (0.05) 0.00, (0.07) 0.776
Adaptive community usea − 0.63, (0.10) − 0.01, (0.13)  < 0.001*
Adaptive pre-academicsa 0.06, (0.12) − 0.02, (0.16) 0.976
Adaptive home livinga 0.26, (0.12) − 0.03, (0.16) 0.656
Adaptive health and safety − 0.11, (0.05) − 0.01, (0.07) 0.931
Adaptive leisure − 0.35, (0.07) − 0.02, (0.09) 0.036*
Adaptive self-care − 0.26, (0.06) − 0.03, (0.09) 0.224
Adaptive self-direction 0.03, (0.08) − 0.03, (0.11) 0.976
Adaptive social 0.25, (0.08) − 0.04, (0.11) 0.273
Adaptive motor 0.00, (0.06) 0.00, (0.08) 0.976
  1. aChildren below one year are not assessed on these skill areas and the total number of children for these scales for each group were–Severe anaemia group n = 126; Control group n = 70)
  2. Associations with adaptive subscales have been adjusted for multiple testing using the Hommel’s procedure (Hommel [43]) and *p < 0.05 is statistically significant