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Table 2 Proportion of Prisoners with Increased or Decreased Mental Health Symptoms over the Third- and Sixth-Month Time Periods

From: A longitudinal study of mental health symptoms in young prisoners: exploring the influence of personal factors and the correctional climate

  From Month 1 to Month 3 (n = 54) From Month 3 to Month 6 (n = 43)
BSI Subscale % increase % decrease Proportion test (z) % increase % decrease Proportion test (z)
Somatization 46 35 1.69 26 42 −2.12*
Obsessive-Compulsive 46 43 0.45 30 56 −3.43***
Interpersonal Sensitivity 55 30 4.01*** 23 56 −4.36***
Depression 41 37 0.61 42 47 −0.66
Anxiety 46 43 0.45 44 42 0.27
Hostility 44 44 0.00 44 33 1.53
Phobic Anxiety 31 37 −0.91 23 47 −3.15**
Paranoid Ideation 56 39 2.56* 40 44 −0.53
Psychoticism 52 37 2.28* 40 44 −0.53
GSI 52 48 0.59 33 63 −4.07***
  1. Note. z test of statistical significance, GSI Global Severity Index
  2. p < .10, * p < .05, ** p < .01, *** p < .001, two-tailed