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Table 2 Predicted mean scores and pairwise comparisons between the different combinations of educational attainment and normative/delayed HS completion

From: Associations between delayed completion of high school and educational attainment and symptom levels of anxiety and depression in adulthood

    Anxiety symptoms   Depression symptoms
  N Mean 95 % CI Sig different from Mean 95 % CI Sig different from
Higher educational attainment and        
 1 Normative HS 2733 3.75 (3.63 to 3.87) 4 2.42 (2.32 to 2.52) 3,4
 2 Delayed HS 399 3.87 (3.57 to 4.18) 4 2.56 (2.30 to 2.81) 4
Lower educational attainment and        
 3 Normative HS 2679 3.92 (3.80 to 4.04) 4 2.74 (2.64 to 2.84) 1,4
 4 Delayed HS 1705 4.55 (4.40 to 4.70) 1,2,3 3.08 (2.96 to 3.21) 1,2,3