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Table 1 Summary of demographic information for participants from the UK meeting the Autism-Spectrum Quotient (AQ) cut-off of 26 (N = 309)

From: Assessing subtypes of restricted and repetitive behaviour using the Adult Repetitive Behaviour Questionnaire-2 in autistic adults

Age (years) M = 37.44, SD = 12.44
Range: 18–66
Gender 116 (37.5%) male
188 (60.8%) female
5 (1.6%) non-binary
Reported diagnosis 179 (57.9%) Asperger’s syndrome
78 (25.2%) Autism spectrum disorder (including ASD level one)
32 (10.4%) High functioning autism
20 (6.47%) Othera
Age at diagnosis 231 (74.8%) adult (18–66; M = 36.02, SD = 11.15)
69 (22.3%) child (3–17; M = 11.62, SD = 4.16)
AQ score M = 38.31, SD = 5.86, range: 26–50
Ethnicity 286 (92.6%) White
22 (7.1%) mixed race, Asian, Black, Chinese or other
Location 230 (74.4%) England
32 (10.4%) Wales
43 (13.9%) Scotland, Northern Ireland or other
Education Post-16: 239 (77.3%)
Undergraduate degree 128 (41.4%)
Employed 171 (55.3%) employed
137 (44.3%) unemployed
  1. aOther includes atypical autism; autistic disorder; childhood autism; high-functioning autism/Asperger’s syndrome; pathological demand avoidance; Pervasive Developmental Disorder–Not Otherwise Specified