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Table 4 Coping strategy use by age and sex

From: Potentially traumatic events, coping strategies and associations with mental health and well-being measures among conflict-affected youth in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

  Mean (SD)    Mean (SD)    Mean (SD)
  Male N = 224 Female N = 210    Ages 10–12 N = 194 Ages 13–15 N = 239    Total N = 434
Coping strategy Mean (SD) Mean (SD) t p Mean (SD) Mean (SD) t p Mean (SD)
Problem-focused 0.15 (0.35) 0.09 (0.28) −1.78 0.076 0.10 (0.29) 0.13 (0.33) 1.10 0.270 0.12 (0.32)
Emotion-focused 0.14 (0.21) 0.16 (0.25) 0.83 0.406 0.12 (0.20) 0.18 (0.24) 2.77 0.006** 0.15 (0.23)
Avoidance 0.18 (0.39) 0.23 (0.40) 1.19 0.237 0.19 (0.38) 0.22 (0.41) 0.88 0.380 0.20 (0.39)
Faith 0.09 (0.30) 0.10 (0.30) 1.32 0.188 0.10 (0.29) 0.09 (0.31) −0.52 0.606 0.10 (0.30)
Total 0.55 (0.62) 0.58 (0.65) 0.45 0.656 0.51 (0.60) 0.62 (0.65) 1.85 0.065 0.56 (0.63)
  1. **p<0.01 in boldface