Table 1

Population characteristics in peer victimized and non-victimized patients
Population characteristics Victimized (n= 177) Non- victimized (n= 100) χ2 ( d . f .)
Male, % (n) 50.9 (90) 43.0 (43)
Female, % (n) 49.2 (87) 57.0 (57)
Age, median (SD) 31.1 (10.5) 30.8 (10.3)
Diagnosis 21.9 (2)***
 Autism spectrum disorder, % (n) 43.5 (77) 16.0 (16)
 ADHD, % (n) 38.4 (68) 60.0 (60)
 Other psychiatric disorder, % (n) 18.1 (32) 24.0 (24)
Poor gross motor skills in adulthood, % (n) 38.4 (51) 21.9 (16) 5.8 (1)*
Poor gross motor skills in childhood, % (n)†† 78.5 (117) 58.1 (50) 11.0 (1)***
Intelligence Quotient, total mean (SD) a 98.8 (16.6) 98.1 (16.2)
Body Mass Index, median (lower quartile; upper quartile) b 23.7 (21; 27) 22.6 (20; 26)
Civil status
 Single, % (n) 81.8 (139) 74.0 (74)
Highest educational level, % (n) c
 University 21.9 (37) 23.7 (23)
 Upper secondary school 32.0 (54) 21.7 (21)
 Vocational training 13.0 (22) 11.3 (11)
 Compulsory school 29.0 (49) 38.1 (37)
 Unfinished compulsory school 4.1 (7) 5.2 (5)
Working full day (i.e., ≥ 70%), % (n) d 16.7 (26) 17.4 (17)
Seeing friends, % (n) 9.3 (2)**
 > Weekly 36.9 (58) 50.0 (44)
 Once weekly to once monthly 29.3 (46) 34.1 (30)
 < Once monthly 33.8 (53) 15.9 (14)
Previous childhood psychiatric care, % (n) e 49.4 (81) 43.3 (42)
Previous psychiatric hospitalization, % (n) f 16.1 (26) 12.2 (12)
Previous treatment in psychiatric care, median months (lower quartile; upper quartile) g 24 (5; 72) 16 (1; 36)
Previous depression, % (n) h 46.7 (71) 36.3 (44)
Present antidepressant treatment, % (n) i 35.1 (46) 42.3 (33)

Assessed as vertical jump performance; ††retrospective report by parents using the Five to Fifteen questionnaire. Missing data: a = 82, b = 79, c = 11, d = 23, e = 16, f = 17, g = 27, h = 30, i = 68. SD, standard deviation; n, number. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001.

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