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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics as well as emotional skills of the study sample

From: Alexithymia predicts maladaptive but not adaptive emotion regulation strategies in adolescent girls with anorexia nervosa or depression

 HCANMDANOVApost-hoc tests
n = 35n = 26n = 25
M (SD)M (SD)M (SD)F2,83pηp2
Age15.2 (1.8)15.2 (1.7)14.7 (1.6)1.0n.s..03 
IQ105.9 (10.3)106.6 (15.0)110.9 (12.5)1.2n.s..03 
BMI19.8 (2.0)15.4 (1.2)21.4 (4.9)28.0< .001.40AN < HC = MD
BMI-percentile (age-corrected)36.0 (22.0)0.8 (1.2)49.2 (32.4)32.5< .001.44AN < HC = MD
Depressive symptoms4.4 (3.8)23.8 (9.7)27.3 (13.2)55.9< .001.57HC < AN = MD
Alexithymia40.4 (6.2)54.7 (8.1)57.1 (8.3)45.1< .001.52HC < AN = MD
Emotion regulation strategies
 Adaptive strategies131.6 (25.9)111.8 (30.0)104.4 (25.6)8.2.001.16HC > AN = MD
 Maladaptive strategies76.5 (15.7)92.4 (15.0)99.2 (13.8)18.4< .001.31HC < AN = MD
  1. HC Healthy controls, AN Anorexia nervosa, MD Major depression, IQ Intelligence quotient, BMI Body mass index, M Mean, SD Standard deviation; post-hoc t-tests were all significant with p < .01