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Table 1 Sex ratio and age per sample

From: RAADS-14 Screen: validity of a screening tool for autism spectrum disorder in an adult psychiatric population

Sample n Age, mean ± SD, range
Male Female Unknown Total
Phase II
 ASDa,b 31 22 5 58 33.7 ± 11.5, 16 to 70
 ADHD 16 23 4 43 37.0 ± 12.2, 19 to 64
 Other psychiatric disordersc 41 50 4 95 35.6 ± 12.4, 18 to 77
  Mood disordersd 17 13 1 31  
  Anxiety disorderse 11 22 1 34  
  Psychotic disordersf 11 7 2 20  
  Borderline personality disorder 8 19 1 28  
Non-psychiatric 105 400 85 590 45.0 ± 10.9, 19 to 66
Phase III
 ASDg 32 43 2 77 35.2 ± 10.9, 16 to 58
 ADHD 11 162 28 301 32.6 ± 12.0, 17 to 68
 Other psychiatric disorders 23 45 1 69 32.8 ± 9.8, 18 to 57
  Mood disorders 9 19   28  
  Anxiety disorders 7 26   33  
  Psychotic disorders 5 5   10  
  Borderline personality disorder 3 7   10  
  1. aCoexisting psychiatric disorder in n = 23 (40%).
  2. bASD includes autistic disorder, Asperger’s disorder and atypical autism.
  3. cIn the ‘other psychiatric disorders group’, specific diagnoses are stated; however, the sums of reported diagnoses do not add up to the number of patients in the group because these patients may have co-occurring diagnoses.
  4. dMood disorders include major depression and bipolar I and II.
  5. eAnxiety disorders include obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.
  6. fPsychotic disorders include brief psychosis, schizoaffective disorder and schizophrenia.
  7. gCoexisting psychiatric disorder in n = 45 (58%).