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Table 6 Comparison between autistic and non-autistic children in immunization and developmental history

From: Prevalence and risk factors of autism spectrum disorders in preschool children in Sharkia, Egypt: a community-based study

Variable

Autistic

(n = 20)

Non autistic#

(n = 84)

χ2

P

No.

%

No.

%

Hypothyroidism screening

      

 Yes

20

100

84

100

--

--

Immunization

      

 Complete

20

100

84

100

--

--

Motor development

      

Head support

      

 Normal

18

90

78

92.9

Fisher

0.84

 Delayed

2

10

6

7.1

 

NS

Sitting without support

      

 Normal

20

100

80

95.2

Fisher

0.92

 Delayed

0

0

4

4.8

 

NS

Walking without support

      

 Normal

19

95

81

96.4

Fisher

0.87

 Delayed

1

5

3

3.6

 

NS

Language

      

Babbling

      

  Normal

7

35

84

100

Fisher

< 0.001**

  Delayed

13

65

0

0

  

Dada and mama

      

  Normal

7

35

78

92.9

Fisher

< 0.001**

  Delayed

13

65

6

7.1

  

Early cognitive

      

Hidden object

      

  Normal

7

35

82

97.6

Fisher

< 0.001**

  Delayed

13

65

2

2.4

  

Social and psychological

      

Social smile

      

  Normal

10

50

84

100

Fisher

< 0.001**

  Delayed

10

50

0

0

  

Recognize mother

      

  Normal

17

85

84

100

Fisher

< 0.001**

  Delayed

3

15

0

0

  

Assist in dress

      

  Normal

14

70

84

100

Fisher

< 0.001**

  Delayed

6

30

0

0

  
  1. #Non-autistic children included here were those of the high-risk group
  2. **Statistically significant