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Table 2 Behavior Subscales Observed at Age 2 and 6 (Observed Variables) and Loadings on Their Corresponding Latent Trait (SEM Crude Model, N=715, PELAGIE Cohort, France, 2002-2013)

From: Correction to: Occupational exposure to organic solvents during pregnancy and childhood behavior: findings from the PELAGIE birth cohort (France, 2002–2013)

Behavior subscales Scale of origin a # items Median scores (IQR) Corresponding behavior latent trait Factor loading
  λ b (95% CI)
At age 2
 Emotional symptoms CBCL 3 2 (0 – 2) Internalizing 1.00
 Attention deficit/hyperactivity CBCL, PSBQ 6 5 (3 – 7) Externalizing 0.70 (0.63, 0.78)
 Aggression CBCL 3 1 (0 – 3) Externalizing 0.44 (0.36, 0.53)
 Opposition CBCL 3 3 (2 – 4) Externalizing 0.63 (0.57, 0.70)
At age 6
 Emotional symptoms SDQ 5 2 (1 – 3) Internalizing 0.63 (0.51, 0.74)
 Peer relationship problems SDQ 5 1 (0 – 2) Internalizing 0.52 (0.42, 0.62)
 Hyperactivity/inattention SDQ 5 3 (1 – 4) Externalizing 0.61 (0.53, 0.69)
 Conduct problems SDQ 5 2 (1 – 3) Externalizing 0.71 (0.63, 0.78)
  1. Abbreviations: IQR, interquartile range (25th percentile – 75th percentile)
  2. aCBCL: Child Behavior Checklist; PSBQ: Preschool Social Behavior Questionnaire; SDQ: Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire
  3. bStandardized factor loading (95% Confidence Interval)