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Table 4 Linear regression of children’s emotion recognition (emotional triangles) scores: both genders together and stratified by gender

From: Social communication and emotion difficulties and second to fourth digit ratio in a large community-based sample

  Minimally adjusted model B (95 % CI) Fully adjusted model B (95 % CI) R2(adjusted model)
  2D:4D right 2D:4D left 2D:4D right 2D:4D left
Angry 0.010 (−0.01, 0.03) 0.001 (−0.01, 0.02) 0.010 (−0.01, 0.02) 0.002 (−0.01, 0.02) 0.01
Happy 0.019 (0.00, 0.04)ns 0.014 (−0.00, 0.03) 0.019 (0.0, 0.04)ns 0.015 (−0.00, 0.03) 0.01
Sad 0.003 (−0.01, 0.02) −0.002 (−0.02, 0.01) 0.002 (−0.01, 0.02) −0.003 (−0.02, 0.01) 0.01
Scared 0.007 (−0.01, 0.02) 0.007 (−0.01, 0.02) 0.007 (−0.01, 0.02) 0.007 (−0.01, 0.02) 0.03
Female      
 Angry 0.007 (−0.01, 0.03) 0.005 (−0.02, 0.03) 0.006 (−0.02, 0.03) −0.001 (−0.02, 0.02) 0.01
 Happy 0.021 (−0.00, 0.04) 0.015 (−0.01, 0.04) 0.020 (0.00, 0.04) 0.015 (−0.01, 0.04) 0.01
 Sad 0.004 (−0.01, 0.02) −0.001 (−0.00, 0.00) 0.003 (−0.01, 0.02) −0.001 (−0.02, 0.02) 0.01
 Scared −0.001 (−0.02, 0.02) 0.014 (−0.01, 0.04) −0.002 (−0.02, 0.02) 0.000 (−0.02, 0.02) 0.02
Male      
 Angry 0.007 (−0.01, 0.03) −0.003 (−0.02, 0.02) 0.006 (−0.02, 0.03) 0.005 (−0.01, 0.02) 0.01
 Happy 0.021 (−0.00, 0.04) 0.013 (−0.01, 0.04) 0.020 (0.00, 0.04) 0.014 (−0.01, 0.04) 0.01
 Sad 0.004 (−0.01, 0.02) −0.003 (−0.02, 0.02) 0.003 (−0.01, 0.02) −0.004 (−0.02, 0.01) 0.01
 Scared −0.001 (−0.02, 0.02) −0.001 (−0.02, 0.02) −0.002 (−0.02, 0.02) 0.015 (−0.01, 0.04) 0.01
  1. ns not significant after adjusting for multiple comparisons using the Bonferroni-Holm method
  2. aMinimally adjusted model: adjusted for child age, child gender, and tester
  3. bFully adjusted model: adjusted for child age, tester, maternal education, ethnic background and parity
  4. ***p ≤ 0.001