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Table 3 Mean score of total and sub-scale scores on the 28-item General Health Questionnaire for video gamers and non-gamers (N = 444).

From: Correlates of video games playing among adolescents in an Islamic country

Scale/Subscale Non-gamers 1-6 Hours/Week 7-10 Hours/Week > 10 Hours/Week Sig.
  (n = 24) (n = 232) (n = 120) (n = 68)  
  Mean ± SD Mean ± SD Mean ± SD Mean ± SD  
Somatic symptoms 1.96 ± 1.8 1.19 ± 1.6 1.04 ± 1.5 1.53 ± 1.7 < .05
Anxiety and insomnia 2.50 ± 2.4 1.41 ± 1.7 1.34 ± 1.7 1.82 ± 1.8 < .01
Social dysfunction 2.38 ± 2.0 1.42 ± 1.6 1.43 ± 1.3 1.53 ± 1.7 < .05
Severe depression 2.12 ±2 .5 1.40 ± 2.0 1.12 ± 1.6 1.73 ± 2.3 0.06
General mental health status 8.96 ± 7.7 5.43 ± 5.6 4.97 ± 5.0 6.67 ± 6.0 < .01