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Table 2 Mean and standard deviations of total difficulties score, cut-off points and prevalence of mental health problems

From: Associations between parents’ subjective time pressure and mental health problems among children in the Nordic countries: a population based study

  Age group Cut-off Time pressure No time pressure
n TDS MHPb% n TDS MHP %
Mean (SD)a Mean (SD)
All children - 698 8.7 (4.8) 18.6a 4254 7.4 (4.1) 10.1c
  Boys Total - 364 9.0 (5.0) 17.5 2131 7.7 (4.2) 9.5
4-6 years old 14 104 9.5 (4.2) 16.5 514 8.0 (3.9) 8.8
7-12 years old 14 187 9.3 (5.3) 21.1 993 7.8 (4.3) 10.7
13-16 years old 13 73 7.5 (4.9) 10.7 624 7.2 (4.1) 9.6
  Girls Total - 334 8.4 (4.6) 17.8 2123 7.1 (3.9) 9.2
4-6 years old 12 92 8.6 (3.9) 22.0 488 7.2 (3.5) 12.0
7-12 years old 13 170 8.1 (4.8) 16.6 998 7.1 (4.1) 9.6
13-16 years old 13 72 8.6 (5.2) 23.6 637 6.9 (4.0) 7.6
  1. aTDS = Total Difficulties Score, SD = Standard Deviation.
  2. bMHP = Mental Health Problems.
  3. cdifference between time pressure and no time pressure significant using Chi2 test p ≤ .001.