Table 3

 The effect of MAOA activity on antisocial behaviour depends on childhood history of maltreatment (p = 0.01 for interaction)11

Childhood maltreatment statusIncrease in standardised antisocial behaviour score among subjects with low MAOA activity levels compared with other subjects*p Value for change in behaviour score†
*The antisocial behaviour score has been standardised over the entire group of 442 subjects to have a mean of 0 and standard deviation of 1; †p values calculated using t tests
All subjects (n = 442)0.01p = 0.89
None (64%)−0.17p = 0.14
Probable (28%)0.17p = 0.11
Severe (8%)0.64p = 0.02