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Table 1 Mean scores on the AQ, EQ, and SQ for patients and controls

From: Do girls with anorexia nervosa have elevated autistic traits?

Questionnaire Subjects n Mean ± SD
AQ Younger patients 24 21.8 ± 7.9*
Younger controls 412 11.8 ± 6.3
Older patients 42 21.0 ± 6.8*
Older controls 1038 15.5 ± 5.6
EQ Younger patients 24 44.7 ± 16.4*
Younger controls 571 51.2 ± 14.3
Older patients 42 49.6 ± 9.7
Older controls 1038 48.0 ± 11.3
SQ Younger patients 24 39.7 ± 14.1*
Younger controls 571 33.4 ± 15.2
Older patients 42 64.9 ± 24.9*
Older controls 1038 51.7 ± 19.2
  1. AQ, Autism Spectrum Quotient; EQ, Empathy Quotient; SQ. Systemizing Quotient. * Significant group difference (P<0.05).