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Table 2 Difference in mean scores between groups

From: Are the special educational needs of children in their first year in primary school in Ireland being identified: a cross-sectional study

Domain Groups compared* Mean difference Sig. 95% C.I.
Physical well-being Typically developing vs needs further assessment -1.86 .000 (-2.28 to -1.43)
  Typically developing vs Special needs -2.51 .000 (-3.13 to -1.88)
  Needs further assessment vs Special needs -.65 .101 (-1.39 to .09)
Social competence Typically developing vs needs further assessment -2.11 .000 (-2.55 to -1.67)
  Typically developing vs Special needs -2.57 .000 (-3.16 to -1.97)
  Needs further assessment vs Special needs -.46 .331 (-1.17 to .26)
Emotional maturity Typically developing vs needs further assessment -1.81 .000 (-2.2 to -1.41)
  Typically developing vs Special needs -2.04 .000 (-2.54 to -1.54)
  Needs further assessment vs Special needs -.23 .735 (- .85 to .38)
Language and cognitive development Typically developing vs needs further assessment -1.80 .000 (-2.31 to -1.29)
  Typically developing vs Special needs -2.42 .000 (-3.15 to -1.70)
  Needs further assessment vs Special needs -.63 .228 (-1.49 to .24)
Communication skills and general knowledge Typically developing vs needs further assessment -3.37 .000 (-4.0 to -2.74)
  Typically developing vs Special needs -4.09 .000 (-4.92 to -3.27)
  Needs further assessment vs Special needs -.72 .218 (-1.71 to .26)
  1. *One-way ANOVA.