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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of participants

From: Attitudes toward risk and ambiguity in patients with autism spectrum disorder

  Control group ASD group Statistics
(N = 26) (N = 24) p
Age (years) 25.7 (6.8) 29.5 (4.3) 0.01a
Gender (female) 2 (7.7%) 3 (12.5%) 0.57b
Handedness (right) 2 (7.7%) 2 (8.3%) 0.93b
Smoking (current smoker) 2 (7.7%) 3 (12.5%) 0.57b
Estimated full-scale IQ 105.5 (9.3) 108.0 (12.1) 0.57a
AQ total 16.2 (7.0) 34.4 (5.2) < 0.01a
 Social skills 2.7 (2.9) 8.8 (3.0) < 0.01a
 Details/patterns 3.5 (1.7) 4.7 (2.2) 0.04a
 Communication/mindreading 1.1 (1.5) 4.3 (1.3) < 0.01a
  1. Standard deviations or percentages in parentheses
  2. AQ Autism-Spectrum Quotient, IQ intelligence quotient
  3. aMann–Whitney test
  4. bTwo-tailed chi-square test