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Table 3 HoNOSCA total scores at intake according to subgroups

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

   HoNOSCA total score at intake Test of differences between the subgroups
  N Mean SD t d.f. P c
All 192 18.5 6.4    
Sex:       
   Female 135 17.7 6.5 2.4 190 0.015*
   Male 57 20.2 5.9    
Living with both parents:       
   Yes 60 18.9 6.7 0.6 190 0.521
   No 132 18.3 6.3    
Child Protection Service involved at intake:       
   Yes 46 19.1 6.2 0.7 190 0.475
   No 146 18.3 6.5    
Admission:a       
   Compulsory admission 41 21.0 6.1 3.5 121 0.001**
   Voluntary admission 82 16.8 6.3    
Developmental disorder:       
   Yes 27 22.7 6.2 3.9 190 < 0.001**
   No 165 17.8 6.2    
Main disorderb (grouped):     F d.f. P
   No disorder from Axis One 31 17.3 7.0 4.6 5 0.001**
   Psychosis 22 23.1 6.0    
   Affective 53 16.9 5.5    
   Neurotic 34 17.8 6.5    
   Eating 3 12.0 2.0    
   Externalizing 49 19.7 6.1    
  1. a Compulsory versus voluntary admission was only relevant and tested for age group ≥ 16 years (N = 123).
  2. b Main disorder from Axis One in the ICD-10 Multiaxial Classification [43]. We tested differences between these subgroups statistically with ANOVA.
  3. c We did not correct the P values for multiple comparisons.
  4. * P < 0.05; ** P < 0.01.