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Table 3 The Adult Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ) self-report in two groups of young adults born with low birth weight and a control group

From: Mental health, quality of life and social relations in young adults born with low birth weight

  (n = 40/53/70) a) VLBW SGA Control
  (n = 31/49/70) b) Mean (SD) p Mean (SD) p Mean (SD)
Communication a) 2.1 (1.3) 0.24 2.2 (1.9) 0.44 1.9 (1.6)
  b) 1.9 (1.2) 0.59 2.0 (1.8) 0.81   
Social skills a) 1.7 (1.7) 0.013 1.7 (1.9) 0.012 1.0 (1.4)
  b) 1.4 (1.7) 0.28 1.6 (1.8) 0.036   
Attention switching a) 4.6 (2.1) 0.005 4.6 (2.1) 0.003 3.4 (1.8)
  b) 4.5 (2.1) 0.023 4.6 (2.1) 0.005   
Attention to detail a) 3.9 (2.0) 0.99 3.5 (1.8) 0.29 3.9 (1.9)
  b) 3.9 (1.9) 1.00 3.4 (1.7) 0.20   
Imagination a) 3.0 (1.7) 0.69 3.0 (1.8) 0.83 2.9 (1.8)
  b) 2.7 (1.4) 0.70 2.9 (1.8) 0.96   
Total AQ score a) 15.4 (4.6) 0.010 14.9 (6.1) 0.082 13.1 (5.1)
  b) 14.3 (4.2) 0.12 14.4 (6.0) 0.22   
  1. P-values vs. controls based on Mann–Whitney U test.
  2. a) Analyses including participants with cognitive disability, b) Analyses excluding participants with cognitive disability.