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Table 6 Numbers of children with a psychological or social diagnosis who received psychopharmacological prescriptions in Eureka practices and control practices in 2011

From: A new approach to child mental healthcare within general practice

  Eureka practices (N = 4) Control practices F-test: experiment 2011 (A) vs. control/deprived (B) vs control /not deprived (C)
  During intervention Deprived (N = 6) Not deprived (N = 27)
Year 2011 2011 2011  
 Number of children with psychological or social diagnosis 253 133 1361  
 Number of children with any psychopharmacological prescription 24 (9.5 %) 7 (5.3 %) 228 (16.8 %) F = 9.76 (df = 2, 1744), p < .001) (C > A,B)
  -Analgesics 0 0 2 (.2 %) n.s.
  -Antipsychotics 0 2 (1.5 %) 23 (1.7 %) n.s.
  -Benzodiazepines 1 (.4 %) 1 (.8 %) 11 (.8 %) n.s.
  -SSRIs 2 (.8 %) 0 7 (.5 %) n.s.
  -Psychostimulants 17 (6.7 %) 3 (2.3 %) 145 (10.7 %) F = 6.32; df = 2, 1744; p < .005 (C > B)
  -Other 5 (2.0 %) 1 (.8 %) 72 (5.3 %) F = 5.09; df = 2, 1744; p < .01 (C > B)