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Table 3 Mental health indicators according to gender

From: Mental health inequalities in Slovenian 15-year-old adolescents explained by personal social position and family socioeconomic status

Variable Category Girls Boys χ2or t, (p value) Odds Ratio (95% CI)
   n (%) n (%)   
KIDSCREEN-10 Low 421 (47.4) 312 (34.7) χ2 = 44.7 (p < 0.001) 1.70 (1.40–2.06)
Average 349 (39.3) 373 (41.5)
High 118 (13.3) 214 (23.8) 1.00
Total xˉ=36.23 xˉ=38.33 t = 6.76 (p < 0.001) -
SD = 5.58 SD = 6.62
Feelings of depression Yes 407 (46.5) 216 (24.1) χ2 = 97.7 (p < 0.001) 2.74 (2.23–3.37)
No 469 (53.5) 682 (75.9) 1.00
Life satisfaction (LF) High LF 726 (81.9) 787 (87.9) χ2 = 12.5 (p < 0.001) 1.00
Low LF 160 (18.1) 108 (12.1) 1.61 (1.22–2.11)
Total xˉ=7.21 xˉ=7.58 t = 4.26 (p < 0.001) -
SD = 1.89 SD = 1.70
SDQ Normal 688 (77.5) 734 (82.8) χ2 = 8.2 (p = 0.017) 1.00
Borderline 117 (13.2) 92 (10.4) 1.40 (1.10–1.80)
Increased 83 (9.3) 60 (6.8)
Total xˉ=11.66 xˉ=10.41 t = 5.02 (p < 0.001) -
   SD = 5.22) SD = 5.27)