Table 1

Seven domains of dysfunction at 6 years of age in Romanian and within-UK adopted children

Domains Rate in Romanian adoptees Rate in within-UK adoptees Between-group differences Association with age at entry to UK
% n % n Fisher's exact P (two-tailed) χ 2 trends P
Attachment problems 20.7 164 3.8 52 0.003 11.13 0.001
Inattention/overactivity 25.3 162 9.6 52 0.019 9.04 0.003
Emotional difficulties 3.7 162 9.6 52 NS 0.03 NS
Quasi-autistic features 12.1 165 0.0 52 0.005 4.61 0.032
Cognitive impairment 14.0 157 2.0 50 0.018 14.61 0.001
Peer difficulties 18.9 164 9.6 52 NS 0.45 NS
Conduct problems 8.0 162 9.6 52 NS 0.97 NS