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Table 2 Gender differences in using coping strategies in studied samples.

From: Coping with stress in adolescents with Type 1 diabetes and their mothers

Coping strategy Adolescents with diabetes Healthy adolescents
  Girls Boys P = Girls Boys P =
Seek Social Support 12.2 ± 3.0 11.8 ± 2.7 0.63 12.9 ± 3.0 10.4 ± 2.9 0.004*
Seek Spiritual Support 5.5 ± 2.3 6.0 ± 2.0 0.44 6.1 ± 2.3 4.7 ± 1.7 0.015*
Invest in Close Friends 5.6 ± 1.8 4.4 ± 1.8 0.02* 5.6 ± 1.6 4.1 ± 1.8 0.004*
Seek Relaxing Diversions 7.3 ± 1.9 6.6 ± 1.6 0.18 7.2 ± 1.9 5.1 ± 1.7 0.001*