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Table 2 Clinical and research diagnosis across different CAST score groups in Shenzhen

From: Autism prevalence in China is comparable to Western prevalence

Shenzhen City Clinical diagnosis Research diagnosis
Non-autism (%) Autism or suspected autism (%) ADHD Developmental delay (%) Not assessed (%) Total (%)   Non-autism (%) Autism (%) Missing (%) Total (%)
 High score 670 (56.4) 114 (9.6) 12 (1.0) 1 (0.1) 390 (32.8) 1187 (100.0)   60 (57.7) 34 (32.7) 10 (9.6) 104 (100.0)
 Borderline 67 (2.6) 3 (0.1) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 2472 (97.3) 2542 (100.0)   2 (2.6) 1 (0.1) 0 (97.3) 3 (100.0)
 Low 17 (0.1) 6 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 17050 (99.9) 17073 (100.0)   6 (0.1) 0 (0.04) 0 (99.9) 6 (100.0)
 Total 754 (3.6) 123 (0.6) 12 (0.1) 1 (0.0) 19912 (95.7) 20802 (100.0)   87 (3.6) 35 (0.6) 0 (95.7) 113 (100.0)