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Table 3 SDQ Results by ASGC category

From: Social determinants of psychological wellness for children and adolescents in rural NSW

 Australian Standard Classification (ASGC) categoryWhole Sample
Inner Regional (n = 164)Outer regional (n = 205)Remote (n = 118)Very remote (n = 52)Mean (SD) total sample
Total Difficulties Mean (SD)9.60 (6.14)*8.47 (5.03)10.24 (5.77) **8.98 (4.07)9.25 (5.50)**
Emotional Symptoms Mean (SD)2.08 (2.18)1.89 (1.83)2.05 (2.11)1.61 (1.62)*1.96 (1.99)
Conduct Problems Mean (SD)2.02 (1.47)**1.84 (1.50)*4.47 (1.61)**2.00 (1.36)*2.05 (1.52)**
Hyperactivity- inattention Mean (SD)3.38 (2.75)2.89 (2.29)3.29 (2.44)3.06 (2.03)3.14 (2.45)
Peer Problems Mean (SD)2.13 (1.79)**1.85 (1.68)2.41 (1.55)**2.33 (1.76)*2.10 (1.70)**
Prosocial Behaviour Mean (SD)a7.93 (1.97)*8.04 (1.78)8.22 (1.83)7.94 (1.71)8.04 (1.84)*
  1. Note: significant differences between the current sample and Mellor sample means found at *p < 0.05, **p < 0.001
  2. alower score indicates higher problem levels