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Table 5 Medians (interquartile ranges) and means (standard deviations) of the RCADS scales in a multi-ethnic sample of Dutch children by age groups

From: Structure, reliability, and validity of the revised child anxiety and depression scale (RCADS) in a multi-ethnic urban sample of Dutch children

Scale (range of scores) 8-9 years old 10 years old 11 years old 12-13 years old
n = 354a n = 1253a n = 1439a n = 538a
  Med (IQR) M (SD) Med (IQR) M (SD) Med (IQR) M (SD) Med (IQR) M (SD)
RCADS (0–141) 26 (28) 31.5 (21.6) 26 (27) 31.0 (21.4) 22 (23) b,c 26.3 (19.0) 22 (22.75) b,c 26.2 (18.5)
Anxiety (0–111) 21 (24) 24.9 (18.1) 20 (23) 24.9 (18.1) 17 (20) b,c 21.1 (15.8) 17 (19) b,c 21.0 (15.6)
GAD (0–18) 4 (4) 4.6 (3.7) 4 (5) 4.8 (3.9) 3 (5) b,c 4.0 (3.3) 3 (5) b,c 3.9 (3.2)
SP (0–27) 7 (7) 8.0 (5.3) 7 (7) 8.1 (5.4) 7 (6) c 7.4 (5.1) 7 (6) c 7.6 (5.2)
SAD (0–21) 2 (3) 3.3 (3.6) 2 (4) 3.3 (3.5) 1 (3) b,c 2.3 (2.8) 1 (3) b,c 2.1 (2.8)
PD (0–27) 4 (6) 4.8 (4.6) 3 (6) 4.5 (4.5) 3 (5) b,c 3.9 (4.1) 3 (4) b,c 3.9 (4.1)
OCD (0–18) 3 (5) 4.1 (3.6) 3 (5) 4.3 (3.7) 3 (4) b,c 3.5 (3.2) 3 (4) b,c 3.5 (3.3)
MDD (0–30) 6 (6) 6.6 (4.4) 5 (5) b 6.0 (4.3) 5 (5) b,c 5.2 (4.0) 5 (5) b,c 5.3 (3.9)
  1. RCADS = Revised Child Anxiety and Depression Scale. GAD = Generalized Anxiety Disorder. SP = Social Phobia. SAD = Separation Anxiety Disorder. PD = Panic Disorder. OCD = Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. MDD = Major Depressive Disorder. Med = Median; IQR = interquartile range; M = mean; SD = standard deviation. aN may vary because of missing values per scale. bDifference from age category 8/9 is significant at p < 0.05. cDifference from age category 10 is significant at p < 0.05