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Table 3 Mean differences in the Symptom Checklist-90-Revised scores among women in polygamous marriages versus those in monogamous marriages in four studies [9, 30,31,32]

From: Psychological impact of polygamous marriage on women and children: a systematic review and meta-analysis

No. Symptoms assessed by the Symptom Checklist-90-Revised Mean difference
(95% CI)
Heterogeneity P-value of the overall effect
1 Somatization 0.50 (0.28, 0.72) 76% < 0.001
2 Obsessive–compulsive behavior 0.37 (0.09, 0.64) 87% 0.009
3 Interpersonal sensitivity 0.41 (0.14, 0.67) 86% 0.003
4 Depression 0.46 (0.16, 0.77) 92% 0.003
5 Anxiety 0.49 (0.23, 0.75) 84% < 0.001
6 Hostility 0.49 (0.25, 0.73) 82% < 0.001
7 Phobia 0.39 (0.11, 0.67) 86% 0.007
8 Paranoia 0.36 (0.20, 0.51) 54% < 0.001
9 Psychoticism 0.42 (0.20, 0.64) 81% < 0.001
10 Global Severity Index 0.44 (0.20, 0.68) 86% < 0.001