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Table 1 Participant demographics

From: Links between self-injury and suicidality in autism

 Self-harmers (n = 77)Non-self-harmers (n = 25)Significant differences
Sex19 male, 58 female10 male, 15 femaleNs.
Age41.5 (13.8)446 (14.3)Ns.
Age at diagnosis32.5 (16.6)38.6 (18.4)Ns.
Depression scores (BDI)23.7 (14.4)18.8 (11.7)Ns.
Anxiety scores (BAI)24.6 (11.6)17.6 (11.4)F (1, 100) = 7.208, p = .008
Autism spectrum quotient (AQ)39.9 (8.2)36.1 (5.7)Ns.
Percentage employed49.4%52%Ns.
Percentage qualified to degree level62.3%56%Ns.
Percentage with psychiatric comorbidities84.4%60%χ2 (1) = 5.775, p = .016
Percentage taking medication54.5%32%χ2 (1) = 3.839, p = .05
  1. Demographics for self-harming and non-self-harming autistic groups. Averages are displayed with standard deviation in brackets, alongside statistical comparisons for the purpose of group comparison