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Table 4 Correlations between alexithymia and age

From: Alexithymic characteristics in pediatric patients with primary headache: a comparison between migraine and tension-type headache

  Total F1 F2 F3
r (p) r (p) r (p) r (p)
M patients (n = 42) .12 (.43) .10 (.52) −.01 (.93) .18 (.25)
TTH patients (n = 47) −.43** (<.01) −.36* (.01) −.22 (.14) −.49** (<.01)
Controls (n = 32) −.09 (.63) .09 (.60) −.15 (.42) −.16 (.37)
  1. Alexithymic scores obtained using the Alexithymia Questionnaire for Children, Total score, F1 difficulty identifying feelings, F2 difficulty describing feelings, F3 externally oriented thinking
  2. M migraine, TTH tension-type headache
  3. *p < .05  **p < .01