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Table 2 Experiment 2: average scores, followed by standard deviation (brackets) and range (italics) for male and female participants on the Autism-Spectrum Quotient (AQ), Eating Attitudes Test-26 (EAT-26), Toronto Alexithymia Scale-20 (TAS-20 total and subscales), and Levels of Emotional Awareness Scale (LEAS). The fourth column depicts the number of participants (female/male) who scored above cut-offs on the AQ (cut-off: 26), the EAT-26 (cut-off: 20), or the TAS-20 (cut-off: 61), and below the general population average for the LEAS (31)

From: Alexithymia may explain the relationship between autistic traits and eating disorder psychopathology

  All participants (n = 300) Female (n = 237) Male (n = 63) Participants scoring at/above cut-offs, or below LEAS average: (f) n/(m) n)
Autistic traits (AQ) 16.7 (7.2), 46 16.4 (6.8), 42 17.8 (8.6), 43 28/7
EAT-26 total 11.7 (12.4), 75 12.7 (13.2), 75 7.8 (7.8), 43 53/15
TAS-20 total 50.2 (12.7), 65 50.1 (12.9), 65 50.5 (12.2), 47 52/4
TAS-20 DDF 14.2 (5), 20 14.2 (5), 20 14.5 (5.1), 19
TAS-20 DIF 16.7 (6.7), 26 16.9 (6.9), 26 16.1 (6.1), 22
TAS-20 EOT 19.2 (4.1), 24 19 (4.1), 24 19.8 (4.2), 18
LEAS 31.8 (3.7), 23 32.0 (3.7), 23 30.8 (3.7), 15 94/33