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Table 2 Descriptive statistics of RCADS-25 and RCADS-20 subscales by age group and gender

From: Psychometric evaluation of two short versions of the Revised Child Anxiety and Depression Scale

   RCADS-25RCADS-20a
   Broad anxietyMDD-10MDD-5
Age groupGenderNM (SD)M (SD)M (SD)
8–12Boys24295.9 (4.9)5.0 (3.4)1.8 (1.8)
Girls26437.4 (5.6)5.4 (3.8)2.4 (2.0)
Total50726.7 (5.4)5.2 (3.6)2.0 (1.9)
13–18Boys32,5304.3 (3.9)4.4 (3.3)1.5 (1.7)
Girls31,8816.6 (5.1)5.8 (4.0)2.3 (2.1)
Total64,4155.5 (4.7)5.1 (3.7)1.9 (2.0)
8–18Boys34,9594.4 (4.0)4.4 (3.3)1.5 (1.7)
Girls34,5246.7 (5.1)5.8 (4.0)2.3 (2.1)
Total69,4875.6 (4.7)5.1 (3.7)1.9 (2.0)
  1. RCADS Revised Child Anxiety and Depression Scale, MDD Major depressive disorder, M Mean, SD Standard deviation
  2. a The broad anxiety scale of the RCADS-20 is equal to the broad anxiety scale of the RCADS-25