Table 1.10 Children's total difficulties scores, 2012-2015 combined, by area deprivation

Aged 4-12 2012-2015 combined
Total difficulties score Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation
5th (Least deprived) 4th 3rd 2nd 1st (Most deprived)
  % % % % %
Boys
Normal (0-13) 92 86 77 81 74
Borderline (14-16) 4 5 7 7 11
Abnormal (17-40) 4 8 15 12 15
Mean 6.4 7.9 9.3 8.5 10.4
SE Mean 0.31 0.31 0.53 0.36 0.39
Median 5 7 7 7 9
Girls
Normal (0-13) 96 93 93 86 83
Borderline (14-16) 2 3 4 7 9
Abnormal (17-40) 2 5 3 7 8
Mean 5.4 6.1 6.5 7.7 8.4
SE Mean 0.25 0.27 0.29 0.32 0.31
Median 5 5 6 7 8
All children
Normal (0-13) 94 89 85 83 78
Borderline (14-16) 3 4 6 7 10
Abnormal (17-40) 3 7 9 10 12
Mean 6.0 7.0 7.8 8.1 9.5
SE Mean 0.22 0.21 0.31 0.25 0.28
Median 5 6 6 7 8
Bases (weighted):
Boys 378 397 328 339 407
Girls 345 364 355 351 342
All children 724 761 683 689 750
Bases (unweighted)
Boys 359 408 329 328 384
Girls 341 382 348 348 324
All children 700 790 677 676 708

a Children's individual Strengths and Difficulties scores are part of the national mental health indicator set for children
b The total difficulties score is the sum of the scores for the first four domains (conduct problems, emotional symptoms, peer problems and hyperactivity)


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