Table 3 

ASEBA scales scores. 

CBCL (n = 153) 
TRF (n = 153) 
YSR (n = 75) 

ASEBA 
Mean (SD) 
Effects^{1} 
Mean (SD) 
Effects^{1} 
Mean (SD) 
Effects^{1} 

Syndrome Scales: 
Sex 
Age 
Sex 
Age 
Sex 



Anxious/depressed 
6.2 
(4.9) 
4.8 
(4.4) 
7.1 
(6.0) 
G > B*** 

Withdrawn/depressed 
3.7 
(3.2) 
O > Y* 
3.0 
(3.1) 
O > Y*** 
4.5 
(3.6) 
G > B*** 

Somatic complaints 
3.4 
(3.1) 
G > B** 
1.4 
(2.2) 
3.9 
(3.9) 
G > B** 

Social problems 
5.2 
(3.7) 
3.5 
(3.3) 
B > G* 
4.4 
(3.8) 

Thought problems 
3.1 
(2.9) 
1.3 
(1.9) 
B > G* 
5.2 
(4.8) 
G > B** 

Attention problems 
7.6 
(4.6) 
B > G* 
17.4 
(12.0) 
B > G*** 
6.4 
(3.8) 

Rulebreaking behaviour 
4.0 
(4.0) 
B > G* 
3.2 
(4.1) 
B > G* 
O > Y* 
5.5 
(4.6) 

Aggressive behaviour 
9.7 
(7.3) 
B > G* 
8.2 
(8.8) 
B > G*** 
8.5 
(5.8) 

Internalizing problems 
13.3 
(9.0) 
G > B* 
9.2 
(7.5) 
O > Y** 
15.5 
(12.2) 
G > B*** 

Externalizing problems 
13.7 
(10.4) 
B > G* 
11.5 
(11.8) 
B > G*** 
13.9 
(9.5) 

Total problems 
46.7 
(24.3) 
44.0 
(27.9) 
B > G*** 
49.9 
(30.7) 
G > B* 



Mean (SD) and the effects of sex and age on the ASEBA scales. ^{1 }Effects were analysed using the general linear model (GLM) in SPSS, and the significant effects are shown. There were no significant interaction effects (sex × age). *P < 0.05 and falsediscovery rate (FDR) < 0.14, **P < 0.01 and FDR < 0.05, ***P < 0.001 and FDR < 0.002, G = girls, B = boys, Y = younger (610 years), O = older (1117 years). 

HanssenBauer et al. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2010 4:29 doi:10.1186/17532000429 