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Table 3 Associations of children's self-reported peer victimization with their reports of health symptoms

From: Peer victimization as reported by children, teachers, and parents in relation to children's health symptoms

  Health symptoms reported by the children
  Sadness Anxiety Stomach ache Headache
Victimization reported by: Odds ratio
(95% CI)
S&V a/ V e Odds ratio
(95% CI)
A&V b/ V e Odds ratio
(95% CI)
Sa&V c/ V e Odds ratio
(95% CI)
Ha&V d/ V e
Children   N   N   N   N
Never 1.00 53/227 1.00 26/226 1.00 51/229 1.00 62/227
Seldom 1.0 (0.5 to 1.7) 23/99 2.0 (1.1 to 3.9) 20/99 1.4 (0.8 to 2.4) 28/99 1.8 (1.1 to 3.1) 37/98
Sometimes 1.6 (0.9 to 3.0) 25/69 3.5 (1.7 to 7.0) 19/68 2.0 (1.1 to 3.6) 26/68 1.9 (1.0 to 3.5) 24/68
Weekly/daily 3.8 (1.3 to 10.8) 9/16 5.3 (1.7 to 16.1) 6/16 6.7 (2.2 to 20.4) 11/16 7.4 (2.4 to 23.0) 11/16
  1. Logistic regression with sadness, anxiety, stomach ache and headache as the dependent variables and victimization as categorical covariate adjusted for gender and grade. The prevalence is stated in numbers (N).
  2. a Sadness & Victimization
  3. b Anxiety & Victimization
  4. c Stomach ache & Victimization
  5. d Headache & Victimization
  6. e Victimization