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Table 6 Relationship between total sleep disturbance scores and hyper- or hyposensitivity scores in each of the sensory domains

From: Sleep disturbances are associated with specific sensory sensitivities in children with autism

   Autism (n = 69) Control (n = 62)
   Pearson Spearman Pearson Spearman
Auditory Hypersensitivity − 0.13 − 0.13 − 0.30 − 0.24
Hyposensitivity − 0.21 − 0.14 − 0.05 − 0.12
Visual Hypersensitivity − 0.13 − 0.18 − 0.15 − 0.17
Hyposensitivity − 0.27 − 0.29 − 0.16 − 0.07
Vestibular Hypersensitivity − 0.08 − 0.14 − 0.46* − 0.34
Hyposensitivity − 0.26 − 0.18 − 0.29 − 0.24
Touch Hypersensitivity − 0.50* − 0.50* − 0.42* − 0.25
Hyposensitivity − 0.41* − 0.36* − 0.25 − 0.26
Oral Hypersensitivity − 0.35* − 0.33* − 0.31 − 0.32
Hyposensitivity −0.43* − 0.44* − 0.26 − 0.26
  1. Pearson’s and Spearman’s correlations are presented for the autism (left) and control (right) groups. Asterisks indicate significant correlation coefficients after Bonferroni correction (p < 0.01)