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Table 2 Means and standard deviations of the screening questionnaire, and comparisons of total and subscale scores of entire high- and median-anxious group, as well as comparisons of boys’ and girls’ scores within the high- and median-anxious group

From: Screening for anxiety disorders in children

  High-anxious (n = 183) (Mean, SD) Median-anxious (n = 80) (Mean, SD)
Entire group Girls Boys Entire group Girls Boys
Total score (71 items) 66.31 (15.69) 71.24 (16.23) 60.24 (12.65)** 25.97 (3.81) 28.92 (2.65) 23.32 (2.52)**
Panic disorder (13 items) 10.18 (5.08) 11.05 (5.36) 9.10 (4.52)** 2.14 (1.40) 2.46 (1.50) 1.85 (1.26)
Generalised anxiety disorder (9 items) 9.55 (3.61) 10.16 (3.55) 8.79 (3.57)* 3.12 (1.98) 3.92 (2.07) 2.39 (1.59)**
Social phobia (9 items) 8.43 (3.41) 9.20 (3.38) 7.49 (3.21)** 4.00 (1.87) 4.51 (1.89) 4.02 (1.73)*
Separation anxiety disorder (12 items) 10.65 (3.79) 11.45 (4.02) 9.65 (3.22)** 4.04 (1.84) 4.05 (1.91) 4.02 (1.80)
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (9 items) 8.84 (2.71) 9.18 (2.61) 8.41 (2.79) 4.46 (1.76) 4.73 (1.79) 4.22 (1.71)
Animal phobia (3 items) 1.95 (1.87) 2.43 (2.03) 1.35 (1.45)** 0.73 (1.30) 0.84 (1.48) 0.63 (1.11)
Blood injection injury phobia (7 items) 6.44 (2.96) 6.82 (2.93) 5.95 (2.94)* 3.24 (1.80) 3.54 (1.73) 2.98 (1.85)
Environmental sit. phobia (5 items) 5.11 (2.19) 5.52 (2.04) 4.60 (2.28)** 2.31 (1.56) 2.73 (1.66) 1.93 (1.37)*
Post-traumatic stress disorder (4 items) 5.37 (2.05) 5.75 (1.98) 4.90 (2.06)** 1.94 (1.72) 2.14 (1.92) 1.76 (1.53)
  1. All means of the entire high-anxious and median-anxious groups differed significantly, at p < 0.01
  2. p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01, tested two-sided