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There was a significant difference between the sexes with respect to the number of products that had been abused. 0015). 1 Agreement Between the Questionnaire and Interview Findings Table 14 shows the correspondence between the questionnaire and interview findings on the items concerned with whether or not the child had sniffed solvents to the point of intoxication. 9%) cases. All of the 113 negative respondents confirmed at interview that they had not abused solvents. 2 Toxicological Findings of the Interview-confirmed Cases and Controls It was not possible to conduct toxicological examinations on five of the 106 interview-confirmed cases and six of the 113 interview-confirmed controls.
5% of those who drank) said that they had in fact been drunk during the week preceding the interview. 7 Behavioral and Emotional Aspects of Health As described earlier, the self-completed questionnaire included a IS-item checklist which asked about various behavioral and emotional problems. Tables 29 and 30 show the number of cases and controls who indicated each problem as having occurred' often' during the preceding 12 months. The figures for boys and girls are presented separately. On all of the comparisons but one; the problems were acknowledged more often by the cases than the controls.
These included performance over a sustained period of time and impulsivity. The measures of verbal competence were also supplemented. The specific changes made were as follows: 1. The four subtests of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, the Passage Recall and the Manual Dexterity tasks were retained. A different news story was used in the Passage Recall task. 2. 5 minutes. 3. The Speed of Information Processing, Visual Perceptual Analysis Reac tion Time, Finger Tapping and Trail-Making tasks and the assessment of vibration perception thresholds were omitted.