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Table 2 Total AQ and AQ subscale scores in adults who had attempted suicide once and adults who had attempted suicide more than once

From: Autistic traits in adults who have attempted suicide

  Overall sample One attempt More than one attempt     
  N M SD N M SD N M SD T DF P D
Total AQ 132 25.83 10.354 44 22.80 11.208 82 27.63 9.665 − 2.532 124 0.013 − 0.472
  N Median IQR N Median IQR N Median IQR U Z P R
Social skill 132 6.00 4.00 44 5.00 6.00 82 6.00 3.25 1548.500 − 1.316 0.188 − 0.117
Attention switching 132 7.00 3.00 44 6.00 4.00 82 7.00 4.00 1469.000 − 1.728 0.084 − 0.154
Attention to detail 132 5.50 3.00 44 5.00 4.00 82 6.00 4.00 1522.000 − 1.454 0.146 − 0.130
Communication 132 5.00 5.00 44 4.00 5.00 82 5.00 4.25 1346.000 − 2.356 0.018 − 0.210
Imagination 132 3.00 4.00 44 2.50 3.00 82 3.00 4.00 1297.000 − 2.617 0.009 − 0.233
  1. Numbers in italics indicate effects considered statistically significant at the P < 0.05 level