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Table 2 Spearman correlations between banded SDQ scores (normal vs. abnormal) and socio-demographic variables

From: Exploring the social, emotional and behavioural development of preschool children: is Glasgow different?

  1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.
1. Total Difficulties 1               
2. Conduct 0.45** 1              
3. Hyperactivity 0.41** 0.29** 1             
4. Emotional 0.35** 0.14** 0.10** 1            
5. Peer problems 0.42** 0.15** 0.10** 0.17** 1           
6. Pro-social 0.18** 0.14** 0.20** 0.06** 0.16** 1          
7. Sex of child −0.07** −0.04** −0.09** 0.01 −0.04** −0.05** 1         
8. Ethnicity (White) 0.08** 0.02 0.04** 0.02 0.07** 0.06** −0.01 1        
9. Mother education (No qualifications) −0.13** −0.13** −0.11** −0.06** −0.03 −0.05** 0.01 −0.05** 1       
10. Household income (Lowest) −0.16** −0.15** −0.11** −0.07** −0.08** −0.06** 0.03* −0.12** 0.50** 1      
11. Mother’s employment 0.09** 0.09** 0.08** 0.05** 0.05** 0.05** −0.02 0.10** −0.28** −0.40** 1     
12. Household NSSEC (Managerial and Professional) 0.15** 0.15** 0.10** 0.07** 0.06** 0.05** −0.04* 0.04** −0.55** −0.60** 0.29** 1    
13. Age of mother at birth of child (Age 20 or under) −0.09** −0.10** −0.12** −0.05** −0.02 −0.03* 0.03 −0.02 0.26** 0.34** −0.15** −0.38** 1   
14. Urban/rural classification (Large urban) −0.02 −0.02 −0.04** −0.01 −0.00 −0.04* 0.00 −0.14** 0.06** 0.02 0.00 −0.04** 0.05** 1  
15. SIMD (2006) (Least Deprived) 0.13** 0.14** 0.12** 0.04** 0.05** 0.04** 0.00 0.06** −0.38** −0.46** 0.16** 0.44** −0.34** −0.16** 1
16. Health board (GGC) −0.08 0.01 −0.03* 0.01 −0.02 0.00 −0.00 −0.16** 0.02 −0.00 0.01 0.00 0.01 0.39** −0.08**
  1. *p<0.05, **p<0.01.