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Table 3 Mean scores per group regarding eleven general, and three pandemic-related topics of worry

From: The psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on adults with autism: a survey study across three countries

  Autism
M (SD)
Non-autism
M (SD)
LMM statistics
Over the past 2 weeks, have you been more or less worried about the following:    
 Marriage or other romantic relationship(s) 3.22 (0.90) 3.11 (0.86) β = − 0.12, χ2 (1) = 1.33, p = .248, q = .313
 Your peta 3.25 (0.84) 2.99 (0.76) β = − 0.32, χ2 (1) = 13.62, p < .001, q = .001
 Work (even if you feel your job is safe)b 3.91 (0.96) 3.60 (1.03) β = − 0.31, χ2 (1) = 14.33, p < .001, q = .001
 Losing your jobb 3.52 (1.04) 3.24 (0.99) β = − 0.28, χ2 (1) = 8.19, p = .004, q = .008
 Finances 3.56 (0.94) 3.45 (0.91) β = − 0.12, χ2 (1) = 3.25, p = .071, q = .101
 Getting medication 3.54 (0.87) 3.25 (0.69) β = − 0.35, χ2 (1) = 28.51, p < .001, q < .001
 Getting food 3.92 (0.92) 3.48 (0.83) β = − 0.46, χ2 (1) = 9.06, p = .003, q = .006
 Your own safety/security 3.75 (0.97) 3.57 (0.81) β = − 0.23, χ2 (1) = 4.93, p = .026, q = .048
 Internet access 3.24 (0.76) 3.16 (0.64) β = − 0.08, χ2 (1) = 0.46, p = .500, q = .571
 Boredom 3.38 (1.06) 3.37 (0.94) β = − 0.01, χ2 (1) = 0.01, p = .922, q = .962
Future plans 3.88 (1.06) 3.87 (0.94) β = 0.02, χ2 (1) = 0.08, p = .774, q = .844
Over the past 2 weeks, have you been worried about the following    
 Following the recommendations to prevent spread of COVID-19 correctly 3.03 (1.45) 2.83 (1.29) β = − 0.14, χ2 (1) = 3.75, p = .053, q = .079
 Catching COVID-19 3.09 (1.36) 3.01 (1.24) β = − 0.10, χ2 (1) = 0.75, p = .388, q = .465
Friends or family catching COVID-19 3.82 (1.26) 3.82 (1.13) β = − 0.00, χ2 (1) = 0.00, p = .974, q = .974
  1. Autism group: n = 613, non-autism group: n = 431; Questions were rated on a five-point scale going from 1 (‘significantly less than usual’) to 5 (‘significantly more than usual’), except for the COVID-19 pandemic specific worries that were rated on a five-point scale going from 1 (‘not at all’) to 5 (‘very much so’). Participants were asked to indicate ‘not more than usual’ when not applicable
  2. aAnalysis only includes participants who indicated to have an pet, autism group n = 349, non-autism group n = 209
  3. bAnalysis only includes participants who indicated to be self-, part-time, or full-time employed, autism group n = 306, non-autism group n = 300