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Table 5 Tetrachoric correlations between different disorders at wave 1 (age 19–29) and wave 2 (age 30–42)

From: Prevalence and stability of mental disorders among young adults: findings from a longitudinal study

  Wave 1 Wave 2
MDD Anxiety
W1–2a
AUD MDD Anxiety
W1–2a
AUD
Wave 1 MDD   0.45*** 0.00 0.31** 0.38*** 0.16
  Anxiety W1–2a    0.10 0.26** 0.65*** 0.02
  AUD     0.07 0.07 0.49***
Wave 2 MDD      0.54*** 0.12
  Anxiety W1–2a       0.03
  AUD       
  1. Legends: aPanic disorder, agoraphobia without panic, specific phobias, social phobia and/or generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
  2. MDD Major depressive disorder. AUD Alcohol use disorders, i.e. alcohol dependence or alcohol abuse. Standard errors were obtained from the jackknife estimator, accounting for cluster-effects among twins. **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001. Men and women were collapsed to increase statistical power
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