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Table 1 Means of Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale at 15 and at 17, among boys and girls

From: Decrease in self-esteem mediates the association between symptoms of social phobia and depression in middle adolescence in a sex-specific manner: a 2-year follow-up of a prospective population cohort study

  15 y 17 y
All Boys Girls p(2 All Boys Girls p(2
Current disorder status at 15 or at 17 No-SP/ DEP 30.7 31.4 30.1 <0.001(2 31.6 32.3 31.1 <0.001(2
N = 1723 N = 775 N = 948 N = 1720 N = 767 N = 953
SP 27.3 28.6***(1 26.1***(1 =0.004(2 27.2 27.6***(1 26.9***(1 ns(2
N = 108  N = 50 N = 58 N = 129 N = 48  N = 81
DEP 23.0 23.5***(1 22.7***(1 ns(2 23.0 22.5***(1 23.2***(1 ns(2
N = 107 N = 35 N = 72 N = 80  N = 23  N = 57
Com-SP/ DEP 19.8 20.6***(1 19.6***(1 ns(2 20.9 22.6***(1 19.9***(1 =0.006(2
N = 78 N = 18 N = 60 N = 96  N = 34  N = 62
All 29.7 30.8 28.9 <0.001(2 30.5 31.4 29.8 <0.001(2
   N = 2016 N = 878 N = 1138 N = 2025 N = 872 N = 1153
  1. no-SP/DEP = no symptoms of social phobia or depression (SPIN score <24, R-BDI score <8), SP = symptoms of social phobia without symptoms of depression (SPIN ≥24, R-BDI <8), DEP = symptoms of depression without symptoms of social phobia (SPIN <24, R-BDI ≥8) com-SP/DEP = comorbid symptoms of social phobia and depression (SPIN ≥24, R-BDI ≥8).
  2. (1 = Statistical significance of differences between disorders to no SP no DEP group, Mann–Whitney –test, *** = p < 0.001.
  3. (2 = Statistical significance of differences between boys and girls, Mann-Whitney–test.