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Table 2 Frequencies, percentages, means and standard deviations (SD) of participants’ responses to all twenty RBQ-2A items (N = 309)

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

  Never or rarely Mild or occasional/one or more times daily Marked or notable/15 or more times daily Mean (SD)
1. Arrange 69 (22.3%) 182 (58.9%) 58 (18.8%) 1.96 (.64)
2. Fiddleb 38 (12.4%) 73 (23.8%) 196 (63.8%) 2.51 (.71)
3. Spina 236 (76.6%) 56 (18.2%) 16 (5.2%) 1.29 (.56)
4. Rocka 125 (40.6%) 98 (31.8%) 85 (27.6%) 1.87 (.82)
5. Pacea 96 (31.2%) 121 (39.3%) 91 (29.5%) 1.98 (.78)
6. Hand/fingerb 95 (30.9%) 83 (27.0%) 129 (42.0%) 2.11 (.85)
7. Fascinationb 45 (14.7%) 117 (38.1%) 145 (47.2) 2.33 (.72)
8. Anglesd 75 (24.6%) 144 (47.2%) 86 (28.2%) 2.04 (.73)
9. Smellc 132 (43.1%) 106 (34.6%) 68 (22.2%) 1.79 (.78)
10. Feeld 94 (30.8%) 105 (34.4%) 106 (34.8%) 2.04 (.81)
11. Carryd 124 (40.8%) 97 (31.9%) 83 (27.3%) 1.87 (.82)
12. Collectb 51 (16.6%) 93 (30.3%) 163 (53.1%) 2.36 (.75)
13. Homeb 18 (5.9%) 65 (21.2%) 224 (73.0%) 2.67 (.58)
14. Changec 34 (11.1%) 88 (28.8%) 184 (60.1%) 2.49 (.69)
15. Routineb 20 (6.5%) 92 (30.0%) 195 (63.5%) 2.57 (.61)
16. Redoinga 16 (5.2%) 66 (21.4%) 226 (73.4%) 2.68 (.57)
17. TV/Musicb 30 (9.8%) 83 (27.0%) 194 (63.2%) 2.53 (.67)
18. Clothesd 74 (24.3%) 106 (34.8%) 125 (41.0%) 2.17 (.79)
19. Foodb 67 (21.8) 89 (29.0%) 151 (49.2%) 2.27 (.80)
20. Activities 11 (3.6%) 117 (37.9%) 181 (58.6%) 2.55 (.57)
  1. Percentages given as valid percentages
  2. aMissing = 1
  3. bMissing = 2
  4. cMissing = 3
  5. dMissing ≥ 4