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Table 5 Number and percentage of individuals with autism spectrum disorder accessing services and Chi-squared analysis

From: Persistence and predictors of self-injurious behaviour in autism: a ten-year prospective cohort study

 Absent
(No SIB T1 or T3)
N = 37
Transient
(SIB at either T1 or T3)
N = 18
Persistent
(SIB T1 and T3)
N = 11
Chi-squared test
χ2dfp value
GP34
(92%)
16
(89%)
10
(91%)
0.1322.936
Psychiatrist12
(32%)
9
(50%)
4
(36%)
1.6012.449
Clinical psychologist11
(30%)
9
(50%)
1
(9%)
5.4362.066
Occupational therapist9
(24%)
5
(28%)
6
(55%)
3.7412.154
Speech and language therapist11
(30%)
9
(50%)
6
(55%)
3.3532.187
Support group10
(27%)
6
(33%)
4
(36%)
0.4582.795
Social worker19
(51%)
10
(57%)
9
(82%)
3.2642.196
Nurse8
(22)
5
(28%)
5
(45%)
2.4312.297
Paediatriciana2
(5%)
7
(40%)
5
(45%)
12.7652.002*
  1. aPost hoc analysis showed both the persistent and transient group accessed paediatricians more than the absent group (p < .001)
  2. *p < .05