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Table 2 Mental health problems at intake.

From: Admissions to acute adolescent psychiatric units: a prospective study of clinical severity and outcome

   Test of differences between the four units
HoNOSCA scales: Score 3 or 4 χ2 (3)a P c
   1. Disruptive, aggressive problems 32% 0.4 0.939
   2. Overactive, attention difficulties 31% 11.8 0.008**
   3. Self-injury 38% 2.0 0.581
   4. Alcohol, drug misuse 13% 7.7 0.052
   5. Scholastic or language skills problems 21% 5.6 0.130
   6. Physical illness, disability problems 8% 6.5 0.090
   7. Hallucinations, delusions 24% 3.6 0.307
   8. Psychosomatic problems 8% 7.1 0.067
   9. Emotional symptoms 81% 1.0 0.806
   10. Peer relationship problems 41% 7.9 0.048*
   11. Self-care, independence problems 16% 3.4 0.332
   12. Family problems 48% 2.4 0.490
   13. Poor school attendance 38% 3.1 0.371
  Mean (SD) F (3)b  
HoNOSCA total score (sum scale 1-13) 18.5 (6.4) 1.5 0.207
  1. Percentages of patients (N = 192) with score 3 (moderate problem) or score 4 (severe/very severe problem) on each HoNOSCA scale and mean (SD) HoNOSCA total score.
  2. a Pearson χ2 test of differences across the four services with the HoNOSCA five-scale scores reduced to dichotomous scale scores (0-2 and 3-4).
  3. b We tested differences in the HoNOSCA total score across the four services statistically with ANOVA.
  4. c We did not correct the P values for multiple comparisons.
  5. * P < 0.05; ** P < 0.01.