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Table 1 Participant characteristics and mean scores (with 95% confidence intervals) on all variables

From: Is social camouflaging associated with anxiety and depression in autistic adults?

  Total sample
(N = 305)
Female subsample
(N = 181)
Male subsample
(N = 104)
Non-binary gender subsample
(N = 18)
Age (years) 41.90
(40.37, 43.43)
39.76
(37.93, 41.61)
47.46
(44.77, 50.15)
36.00
(30.69, 41.31)
Generalised anxiety diagnosis (%) 173 (56.7%) 107 (59.1%) 52 (50%) 13 (76.5%)
Depression diagnosis (%) 166 (54.4%) 103 (56.9%) 49 (47.1%) 13 (76.5%)
Social Anxiety Disorder/Social Phobia diagnosis (%) 7 (2.3%) 6 (3.3%) 1 (0.9%) 0
Other psychiatric condition
 1 additional diagnosis 77 (25%) 50 (28%) 22 (21%) 5 (28%)
 2 additional diagnoses 44 (14%) 28 (15%) 11 11%) 5 (28%)
 3 or more additional diagnoses 29 (9%) 18 (10%) 8 (8%) 3 (11%)
Autistic traits (BAPQ) 4.32
(4.25, 4.39)
4.37
(4.28, 4.46)
4.23
(4.08, 4.38)
4.35
(4.15, 4.55)
Camouflaging (CAT-Q) 111.11
(109.10, 113.12)
113.96
(111.49, 116.43)
106.38
(102.73, 110.03)
110.29
(103.11, 117.47)
Social anxiety (LSAS) 82.53
(79.20, 85.87)
87.09
(82.84, 91.24)
75.15
(69.04, 81.26)
80.06
(70.79, 89.33)
Generalised anxiety (GAD) 9.79
(9.10, 10.49)
10.09
(9.23, 10.96)
9.15
(7.90, 10.40)
10.44
(7.36, 13.52)
Depression (PHQ) 11.74
(10.97, 12.51)
11.85
(10.91, 12.79)
11.08
(9.67, 12.49)
14.5
(11.17, 17.83)
  1. CAT-Q Camouflaging Autistic Traits Questionnaire, BAPQ Broad Autism Phenotype Questionnaire, LSAS Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale, PHQ Patient Health Questionnaire, GAD Generalised Anxiety Disorder Assessment. (NB. Two participants chose not to report their gender and so are included in the total sample only.)