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Table 4 Mean differences in the Symptom Checklist-90-Revised scores among children with polygamous parents compared to monogamous parents in two studies [44, 46]

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 0.20 (0.07, 0.34) 0% 0.003
2 Obsessive–compulsive behavior 0.27 (0.12, 0.42) 0% < 0.001
3 Interpersonal sensitivity 0.30 (0.14, 0.46) 1% < 0.001
4 Depression 0.22 (0.08, 0.37) 0% 0.003
5 Anxiety 0.07 (−0.06, 0.20) 0% 0.300
6 Hostility 0.24 (0.09, 0.39) 0% 0.002
7 Phobia 0.33 (0.18, 0.49) 0% < 0.001
8 Paranoia 0.16 (0.01, 0.31) 0% 0.030
9 Psychoticism 0.28 (0.12, 0.43) 0% < 0.001
10 Global severity index 0.21 (0.10, 0.33) 0% < 0.001