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Table 1 Participant characteristics of final sample

From: Atypical lateralization of motor circuit functional connectivity in children with autism is associated with motor deficits

Characteristics ASC (n = 42) Controls (n = 76) Statistics
Mean SD Range Mean SD Range
Sex 34 males; 8 females 54 males; 22 females χ 2(1) = 0.925, p = 0.336
Agea 10.18 (1.51) 8.01–12.99 10.16 (1.03) 8.07−12.58
t = −0.092, p = 0.927
Full-scale IQb 104.67 (15.10) 73–141 112.89 (10.78) 85–140 t = 3.136, p = 0.003
VCIb 107.95 (15.53) 79–134 117.29 (12.37) 85–140 t = 3.353, p = 0.001
PRIa 107.45 (14.31) 79–135 109.30 (11.44) 79–133 t = 0.768, p = 0.444
Handednessa 86.5 (Median) 50–100 88.00 (Median) 41–100 U = 1590.5, p = 0.974
ADI-Rc
 Social 20.62 (5.82) 10–30
 Communication 15.95 (4.68) 4–25
 RSB 6.64 (2.15) 3–12
ADOS-Gc
 Communication 3.40 (1.06) 1–7
 Social 7.48 (1.98) 4–12
 RSB 3.05 (1.70) 0–6
  1. Abbreviations: PRI perceptual reasoning index, VCI verbal comprehension index
  2. aThere were no significant differences between the ASC and control groups in age, sex, PRI or handedness (p > 0.05)
  3. bThe two groups significantly differed in FIQ and VCI (p < 0.001)
  4. cInformation was available for all 42 individuals with ASC