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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of the main study variables and gender differences

From: Child maltreatment, cognitive functions and the mediating role of mental health problems among maltreated children and adolescents in Uganda

  Male (n = 112) Female (n = 120) t
M SD M SD
Age 14.74 2.95 13.38 3.35 3.29*
Education 6.76 2.28 6.02 2.54 2.34
Trauma load 4.95 1.98 5.73 2.37 − 2.70
PTSD symptoms severity 34.17 16.19 35.43 15.44 − 0.60
Depressive symptoms 24.68 10.84 27.31 9.80 − 1.94
Working memory 6.16 2.46 6.26 2.40 − 0.31
Executive functions 17.9 7.67 17.4 8.07 0.47
Maltreatment 22.35 6.41 24.47 7.55 − 2.30*
Composite score of mental health problems − 0.17 1.87 0.16 1.66 − 1.44
  1. t t-test or Welch-test statistics
  2. *p < 0.01