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Table 2 Sensitivity and specificity of low serum levels (below cut-off) of AEA, OEA, and PEA

From: Lower circulating endocannabinoid levels in children with autism spectrum disorder

  AEA OEA PEA AEA and OEA AEA and PEA OEA and PEA AEA and OEA and PEA AEA or OEA or PEA
Cut-off level^ 0.76 18.5 4.6      
ASD# 63% 68% 56% 59% 41% 46% 40% 81%
Control# 25% 25% 25% 19% 13% 15% 12% 39%
P value 3.8E-8 7.9E-10 9.8E-6 7.9E-9 1.17E-5 2.3E-6 8.8E-6 1.17E-9
Sensitivity 63% 68% 56% 59% 41% 46% 40% 81%
Specificity 75% 75% 75% 81% 87% 85% 88% 61%
  1. ^Cut-off levels were set at the 25th percentile in the control group. Results are presented in pmol/mL
  2. #Participants below cut-off