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Table 1 Demographics, case history, and prevalence rates of behavioral and mental health problems on the CBCL syndrome scales, internalizing and externalizing domains, and DSM-IV diagnosis oriented scales in the Jordanian care home sample (n = 134)

From: Child mental health in Jordanian orphanages: effect of placement change on behavior and caregiving

Demographics and case history % Mean (SD)   
Demographics     
Female 43%    
Age in years   7.0 (3.3)   
Case history     
At least one placement move experienced 41%    
Length of stay at current placement (years)   2.4 (2.3)   
Length of time in out-of-home care (years)   2.8 (2.8)   
Reason for entry     
Family disintegration 47%    
Abandoned or orphaned 46%    
Child maltreatment 7%    
Child Behavioral Checklist (CBCL)    % Borderline clinical or above % Clinical range
Total behavioral problems score   55.3 (11.0) 34% 25%
Internalizing domain   55.8 (9.5) 39% 28%
Anxious-depressed   56.8 (6.9) 16% 10%
Withdrawn-depressed   61.1 (8.0) 34% 22%
Somatic complaints   53.7 (5.7) 9% 3%
Emotional reactivitya   56.1 (7.0) 20% 2%
Externalizing domain   53.5 (12.3) 29% 22%
Aggressive behavior   56.6 (8.8) 17% 8%
Rule-breakingb   59.9 (9.3) 27% 22%
Attention problemsc   56.2 (6.8) 14% 6%
Sleeping problemsa   54.0 (6.1) 6% 6%
Thought problemsb   54.7 (6.3) 6% 5%
Social problemsb   59.8 (8.1) 25% 17%
DSM-oriented scales:     
Affective disorder   59.4 (7.5) 21% 15%
Anxiety disorder   56.1 (7.0) 14% 7%
Pervasive developmental disordera   61.7 (9.3) 44% 26%
Conduct problemsb   61.6 (10.9) 36% 25%
  1. aScale only applies to ages 1.5 to 5 years old (n = 54); bScale only applies to ages 6 to 12 years old (n = 64); cAttention is included as part of externalizing only for ages 1.5 to 5 years old.