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Table 2 Demographic details for each group

From: A ‘choice’, an ‘addiction’, a way ‘out of the lost’: exploring self-injury in autistic people without intellectual disability

  Percentage female Age (years) Age at diagnosis (years) Percentage employed Percentage qualified to at least degree level Percentage with comorbid psychiatric diagnoses Percentage taking medication
Current self-harmers (n = 49) 75.5% (n = 37) 41.2 (3.4) 33.4 (13.8) 53% (n = 26) 66% (n = 21) 85.7% (n = 42) 65.3% (n = 32)
Historic self-harmers (n = 27) 63% (n = 17) 43.5 (15.8) 36.1 (17.1) 37% (n = 10) 63% (n = 17) 81.5% (n = 22) 37.1% (n = 10)
Non-self-harmers (n = 27) 59.2% (n = 16) 43.0 (13.6) 34.2 (16.2) 66.6% (n = 18) 70.4% (n = 19) 48.1% (n = 13) 33.3% (n = 9)
  1. Average age and age at diagnosis for each group (standard deviations in brackets). Also included are percentages of female participants; participants who were employed, qualified to at least degree level, suffering from a comorbid psychiatric diagnosis, and taking medication