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Table 6 Subsequent ANCOVA Results for Four Groups with Different Combinations of Early Life Trauma and Recent Life Stressors

From: Exploring the stress sensitization theory with temperamentally inhibited children: a population-based study

Parent report, M (SE), n Neither Early trauma only Recent stress only Early trauma and recent stress F p
Anxiety (SCAS)
 Wave 2 (age 8–9 years) 17.80 (0.76), 270 22.60 (1.21), 17 * 28.25 (3.03), 106 * 22.81 (3.60), 12 6.88 < 0.001
 Wave 3 (age 9–10 years) 17.05 (0.75), 276 20.90 (1.21), 20 * 26.00 (2.79), 108 * 25.41 (4.17) 9 5.82 0.001
Depression (SMFQ)
 Wave 2 (age 8–9 years) 2.37 (0.25), 270 3.64 (0.39), 17 4.11 (0.98), 106 * 3.01 (1.16), 12 3.16 0.025
 Wave 3 (age 9–10 years) 2.21 (0.23), 276 2.97 (0.36), 20 2.80 (0.83), 108 5.24 (1.24), 9 2.77 0.041
  1. Controlling for preschool inhibition severity and prevention trial arm status
  2. SCAS Spence Children’s Anxiety Scale, SMFQ Short Moods and Feelings Questionnaire
  3. *p < 0.05, significant difference compared to ‘Neither’ group