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Table 6 Prevalence (%) of self-reported anxiety and depression according to the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (mean, SD) in girls and boys (independent sample t-test)

From: Subjective health complaints in older adolescents are related to perceived stress, anxiety and gender – a cross-sectional school study in Northern Sweden

HADS Girls Boys P-value
HADS-anxiety    0.001*
Total score (mean, SD) 8.5 ± 3.8 5.8 ± 3.3  
Severity (score range)    
Normal (1–7 points) (%) 41.5 70.1  
Possible (8–10 points) (%) 31.5 21.1  
Probable (11–21 points) (%) 27.0 8.7  
HADS-depression    0.19 (n.s)
Total score (mean, SD) 4.1 ± 3.0 3.5 ± 2.7  
Severity (score range)    
Normal (1–7 points) (%) 85.9 89.6  
Possible (8–10 points) (%) 10.0 7.9  
Probable (11–21 points) (%) 4.1 2.5  
  1. *Statistically significant difference at p ≤ 0.001.