TABLE 3

Anxiety and Depression t Scores by Sex and Sample

Transgender (n = 73)Controls (n = 73)Siblings (n = 49)P
Depression50.148.449.3.320
Anxiety54.2a50.952.3.057
Depression by genderb.979c
 Natal boys49.8 (trans-girls)48.048.9
 Natal girls50.8 (trans-boys)48.549.9
Anxiety by gender.664c
 Natal boys53.751.152.8
 Natal girls55.350.851.5
  • a This is the only value that is significantly above the national average (50), although it is still substantially below the clinical (>63) or even preclinical (>60) range.

  • b Transgender children who are natal boys and live with a female gender presentation are often called transgender girls or trans-girls; transgender children who are natal girls living with a male gender presentation are often called transgender boys or trans-boys.

  • c Significance value of interaction between natal sex and group.