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Table 2 Comparison of key pre-baseline and conduct problems covariates (scale variables) for children with behaviour problems ages 6–10, comparing those who go on to have antisocial behaviour (ASB) with those who do not

From: Preventing at-risk children from developing antisocial and criminal behaviour: a longitudinal study examining the role of parenting, community and societal factors in middle childhood

Scale variables Child’s age at measurement No ASB
age 16–21
ASB
age 16–21
t(df) pa 95% CI of difference N
Mean (sd) Mean (sd)
Mother’s age Birth 29.0 (4.6) 28.2 (4.9) 2.79(1207) 0.005 0.25,1.43 1209
Stressful life events score 47 months 13.6 (10.7) 17.1 (12.0) −4.72(1117) < 0.001 −4.96,-2.05 1119
Financial difficulties 33 months 3.3 (3.7) 4.6 (4.3) −5.24(1108) < 0.001 −1.91,-0.82 1110
Conduct problems 6 years 3.26 (1.62) 3.66 (1.58) −3.68(1108) < 0.001 −.062,-0.19 1090
  1. aUnpaired t tests