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Table 1 Summary of findings of population-based studies of common child mental health problems/disorders

From: Child mental health differences amongst ethnic groups in Britain: a systematic review

Ethnic group No. populations Mental health problems/disorders relative to White/White British/'general population' children
   Evidence of fewer problems Mixture of evidence of fewer problems/no evidence of difference No evidence of a difference Mixture of evidence of more problems/no evidence of difference Evidence of more problems
White Irish 2 0 0 1 1 0
White minority (unspecified) 2 0 0 1 1 0
Mixed race 5 0 0 4 (?+1) 0 0
Black Caribbean 11 0 1 6 1 (?+1) 1 (?+1)
Black African 6 (in 5 papers) 3 2 1 0 0
'Black' 4 1 0 2 0 0 (?+1)
Indian 12 7 (?+1) 0 2 2 0
Pakistani 6 0 (?+1) 0 4 1 0
Bangladeshi 6 0 1 5 0 0
'South Asian' 5 1 1 (?+1) 1 0 (?+1) 0
Chinese 2 0 1 1 0 0
Orthodox Jewish 1 0 1 0 0 0
  1. Notes: All differences significant at the 5% level, except for those shown in parentheses (e.g. '(?+1)') where the significance level for the specific contrast was not reported and where the study is therefore grouped by its apparent trend. Not all studies are independent, as some compare children from several minority ethnic groups to the same White 'reference' group.