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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of the autistic patients (N = 269, unless otherwise specified).

From: Candidate gene study of HOXB1 in autism spectrum disorder

   Mean/median Standard deviation Range
Mean Age (year)   9.3 5.6 3-33
Median VABS scores (N = 149)     
  Communication 71   19-112
  Daily living skills 65   19-107
  Socialization 66   20-103
  Motor skills 80   37-114
  Composite 60   19-103
   N (%)  
Sex     
  Male 242 (90.0)  
  Female 27 (10.0)  
  M/F ratio 9.0:1   
Family type     
  Simplex 219 (88.7)  
  Multiplex 28 (11.3)  
DSM-IV diagnosis     
  Autistic disorder 208 (77.3)  
  Asperger syndrome 22 (8.2)  
  PDD-NOS 39 (14.5)  
Intellectual quotient (N = 99)     
  >70 38 (38.4)  
  ≤ 70 61 (61.6)  
  1. VABS, Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales; DSM, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders; PDD-NOS, pervasive development disorder not otherwise specified.