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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-25 RCADS-20a
    Broad anxiety MDD-10 MDD-5
Age group Gender N M (SD) M (SD) M (SD)
8–12 Boys 2429 5.9 (4.9) 5.0 (3.4) 1.8 (1.8)
Girls 2643 7.4 (5.6) 5.4 (3.8) 2.4 (2.0)
Total 5072 6.7 (5.4) 5.2 (3.6) 2.0 (1.9)
13–18 Boys 32,530 4.3 (3.9) 4.4 (3.3) 1.5 (1.7)
Girls 31,881 6.6 (5.1) 5.8 (4.0) 2.3 (2.1)
Total 64,415 5.5 (4.7) 5.1 (3.7) 1.9 (2.0)
8–18 Boys 34,959 4.4 (4.0) 4.4 (3.3) 1.5 (1.7)
Girls 34,524 6.7 (5.1) 5.8 (4.0) 2.3 (2.1)
Total 69,487 5.6 (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