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Table 2 Demographic information after separation of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and control subjects according to age range

From: Identification of an age-dependent biomarker signature in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders

  <9 years 9 to 13 years >13 years
Diagnosis ASD Control ASD Control ASD Control
N (M/F) 12 (11/1) 11 (9/2) 17 (14/3) 22 (20/2) 8(8/0) 4 (4/0)
AD/PDD-NOS 7/5 NA 11/6 NA 3/5 NA
Age 7.2 ± 1.2a 6.8 ± 1.6 11.2 ± 1.0 11.0 ± 1.3 15.8 ± 1.7 15.4 ± 1.0
BMI 15.9 ± 1.3 16.1 ± 1.7 17.6 ± 2.1 17.5 ± 2.4 22.2 ± 4.6 23.0 ± 4.0
Height 128 ± 10 127 ± 9 154 ± 7 148 ± 11 173 ± 9 178 ± 8
Weight 26 ± 5 26 ± 6 42 ± 8 39 ± 10 67 ± 19 73 ± 12
AQ (Total) 95 ± 16 44 ± 23 91 ± 22 46 ± 17 90 ± 21 33 ± 11
  1. aDemographic variables are listed as mean ± standard deviation. AD autistic disorder, AQ Autism Spectrum Quotient, BMI body mass index, PDD-NOS pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified.