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Table 1 Summary of participant characteristics by diagnostic group

From: Altered reward system reactivity for personalized circumscribed interests in autism

Measure TDC (n = 22) ASD (n = 39) p value*
Age (years) M(SD) 12.85 (2.13) 12.58 (2.37) 0.66
 Age range 9.08–17.00 8.17–17.58  
VIQ (SS) M(SD) 113.5 (15.4) 105.6 (14.4) 0.06
PIQ (SS) M(SD) 109.2 (16.2) 101.9 (16.5) 0.10
FSIQ (SS) M(SD) 111.9 (18.0) 103.6 (15.7) 0.08
Sex ratio (male:female) 17:5 29:10 0.80
ADOS-2 social affect + RRB 11.62 (3.89)
ADOS-2 severity 6.87 (0.32)
ADI-R social Interaction 18.39 (5.20)
ADI-R communication 14.61 (4.87)
ADI-R repetitive behaviors 6.03 (2.09)
RBS-R (total score) 17.87 (11.88)
SRS-2 (total T-score) 39.5 (4.87) 73.41 (10.71) < 0.001
IS (total score) 9.53 (2.41) 14.2 (3.76) < 0.001
  1. VIQ verbal IQ, PIQ performance/nonverbal IQ, FSIQ full-scale IQ, SS standard score (M = 100; SD = 15), SRS-2 Social Responsiveness Scale—2nd Edition, ADOS-2 Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule Module 3 or 4, ADI-R Autism Diagnostic Interview—Revised, RBS-R Repetitive Behavior Scale-Revised, IS Interests Scale
  2. *p values are based on two-sample t tests and χ2 test (for sex ratio)