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Table 2 Prevalence numbers in the index a - and reference b group, with corresponding p-value, regarding mental health in reports by teachers (TRF), parents (CBCL) and children (SDQ)

From: Multi-informant reports of mental health in Swedish-born children of immigrants and children born to non-immigrants – the SESBiC-study

  Immigrant status Boys Girls
   n % Sig. (2-tailed) n Mean Sig. (2-tailed)
Teacher (TRF)        
 Internalizing <10th percentile Index groupa 7 13.2 ,292 7 20.6 ,055
Reference groupb 28 8.7   36 9.9  
 Externalizing >90th percentile Index groupa 14 26.4 ,025 0 0.0 ,610*
Reference groupb 46 14.2   11 3.0  
 Total >90th percentile Index groupa 8 15.1 ,822 0 0.0 1,000*
Reference groupb 45 13.9   8 2.2  
Parent (CBCL)        
 Internalizing <10th percentile Index groupa 5 9.4 ,380 7 20.6 ,022
Reference groupb 20 6.2   31 8.5  
 Externalizing >90th percentile Index groupa 10 18.9 ,151 2 5.9 1,000*
Reference groupb 38 11.8   27 7.4  
 Total >90th percentile Index groupa 9 17.0 ,225 4 11.8 ,308*
Reference groupb 36 11.1   26 7.1  
Children (SDQ)        
 Internalizing <10th percentile Index groupa 1 1.9 ,488* 1 2.9 ,123*
Reference groupb 17 5.3   42 11.5  
 Externalizing >90th percentile Index groupa 6 11.3 ,462 0 0.0 ,247*
Reference groupb 49 15.2   24 6.6  
 Total >90th percentile Index groupa 5 9.4 ,809 1 2.9 ,561*
Reference groupb 34 10.5   19 5.2  
  1. *= Fisher’s exact test due to few number of observations in a cell.
  2. a= Children of immigrants.
  3. b= Children of non-immigrant parents.