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Table 2 Comorbidity and psychiatric severity in high- and low-absent anxious students

From: Anxiety as a risk factor for school absenteeism: what differentiates anxious school attenders from non-attenders?

Variable High absence Low absence    Significance Whole sample a
  high anxiety high anxiety     (N= 865)
  (N= 21) (N= 73) t Value ( df) χ2( df)   
Psychiatric severity 3.33 (1.20) 2.63 (1.09) 2.53 (90)   0.013 0.76 (1.35)
SDQ behavioural problems 3.23 (1.64) 2.23 (1.70) 2.39 (92)   0.019 1.75 (1.46)
Personality traits 4.71 (2.45) 4.56 (2.40) 0.252 (90)   0.802 1.98 (2.03)
SDQ relational problems 2.81 (1.69) 3.43 (2.21) −1.18 (92)   0.241 1.77 (1.58)
SMFQ 12.05 (4.61) 10.01 (4.55) 1.80 (92)   0.075 4.95 (4.43)
Categorical variables       
  Drinking alcohol at least every week (% yes) 9.52 25.58   0.582 (1) 0.445 7.7
  Tried cannabis (% yes) 30 12.33   3.62 (1) 0.057 8.1
  Tried other narcotics (% yes) 25 8.57   3.91 (1) 0.048 3.3
  1. a The whole sample is included for comparison.