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Table 5 Relationship between clinical characteristics of schizophrenic parents and Autism Quotient (AQ)-Child score among the case group (n = 36)

From: Autistic traits in offspring of schizophrenic patients in comparison to those of normal population: a case-control study

Characteristics AQ < 76 (n = 19) AQ ≥ 76 (n = 17) Testa P value
No. (%) No. (%)
Illness duration (years)
 1–10 (n = 25) 15 (60) 10 (40) 1.712 0.191
 > 10–20 (n = 11) 4 (36.4) 7 (63.6)
Schizophrenic parent
 Mothers (n = 20) 11 (55) 9 (45) 0.089 0.765
 Fathers (n = 16) 8 (50) 8 (50)
Subtype of schizophrenia
 Undifferentiated (n = 26) 14 (53.8) 12 (46.2) 0.444 0.801
 Paranoid (n = 5) 2 (40) 3 (60)
 Disorganized (n = 5) 3 (60) 2 (40)
Treatment compliance
 Incompliant (n = 31) 15 (48.4) 16 (51.6) 1.726 0.189
 Compliant (n = 5) 4 (80) 1 (20)
Consanguinity
 Negative (n = 30) 17 (65.7) 13 (43.3) 1.092 0.296
 Positive (n = 6) 2 (33.3) 4 (66.7)
Family history
 Negative (n = 21) 13 (61.9) 8 (38.1) 1.684 0.194
 Positive (n = 15) 6 (40) 9 (60)
  1. aChi-square test (χ2)