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Table 1 Demographic data for the whole UK sample and split by ASD, Other and None groups

From: Development of the Signposting Questionnaire for Autism (SQ-A): measurement comparison with the 10-item Autism Spectrum Quotient-Child and the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire in the UK and Latvia

  Whole sample(N = 200) ASD (N = 102) Other (N = 52) None(N = 46)
Age (years) 7.97 (2.0)§ 8.29 (1.96)‡ 7.68 (2.04)† 7.57 (1.94)†
Gender 149 (74.5%) M†
50 (25%) F
86 (84.3%) M
16 (15.7%) F
38 (73.1%) M†
13 (25%) F
25 (54.3%) M
21 (45.7%) F
Language expression
None 12 (6%) 9 (8.8%) 2 (3.8%) 0 (0%)
Single words 8 (4%) 6 (5.9%) 2 (3.8%) 0 (0%)
Simple phrases 31 (15.5%) 24 (23.5%) 7 (13.5%) 0 (0%)
Full sentences 149 (74.5%) 63 (61.8%) 41 (78.8%) 46 (100%)
Language comprehension
None 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Single words 7 (3.5%) 7 (6.9%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Simple phrases 41 (20.5%) 30 (29.4%) 11 (21.2%) 0 (0%)
Full sentences 152 (76%) 65 (63.7%) 41 (78.8%) 46 (100%)
  1. Standard deviation (SD) reported in brackets for age; percentage reported in brackets for gender, language use and language comprehension
  2. †Missing = 1 participant
  3. ‡Missing = 2 participants
  4. §Missing = 4 participants