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Table 2 Abnormal SDQ scores in children exposed to severe malaria compared to community children

From: Cerebral malaria is associated with long-term mental health disorders: a cross sectional survey of a long-term cohort

Abnormal SDQ scores by difficulty groups Cerebral malaria (CM), n = 173 (%) Severe malaria anaemia (SMA), n = 99 (%) Community children CC), n = 108 (%) P a value (CM vs CC) P a value (SMA vs CC) P a value (CM vs SMA)
Abnormal total difficulties score (scores 17–40) 32 (18.5 %) 15 (15.2 %) 8 (7.4 %) 0.02 0.15 0.97
Abnormal emotional score (scores 5–10) 37 (21.4 %) 18 (18.2 %) 13 (12.0 %) 0.09 0.43 0.99
Abnormal conduct score (scores 4–10) 37 (21.4 %) 22 (22.2 %) 11 (10.2 %) 0.03 0.04 0.99
An abnormal hyperactivity score (scores 7–10) 27 (15.6 %) 11 (11.1 %) 4 (3.7 %) 0.004 0.08 0.61
Abnormal peer relations score (scores 4–10) 38 (22.0 %) 16 (16.2 %) 14 (13.0 %) 0.12 0.99 0.50
Abnormal pro-social score (scores 0–4) 14 (8.1 %) 6 (6.1 %) 5 (4.6 %) 0.522 0.99 0.99
  1. a χ2 test or Fisher’s exact test with Benferroni correction