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Table 8 Binary logistic regression analysis for the significant risk factors for ASD among the studied group

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

Variable B S.E. Wald Sig. OR 95.0% C.I.
Age group 4-5 years 0.42 0.05 1.00 0.76 1.52 0.76 3.21
University educated mother 3.09 0.13 1.93 0.08 1.99 0.82 4.65
Factories near house 74.08 0.99 13.89 < 0.001** 14.90 4.72 34.76
First and middle child 32.74 0.68 8.28 < 0.001** 16.28 6.73 45.87
Not exclusive breast feeding 0.60 0.03 2.29 0.89 1.83 0.56 3.85
Fresh milk in feeding 0.46 0.06 3.07 0.93 1.59 0.45 2.99
Artificial food 2.94 0.16 1.12 0.45 1.65 0.56 3.74
Congenital anomalies 33.38 0.54 8.52 < 0.001** 31.55 19.43 65.41
Chronic medical condition 37.66 0.84 7.71 < 0.001** 22.68 12.47 42.84
GIT troubles 3.38 0.12 1.81 0.08 1.57 0.30 6.76
Medication intake 33.58 0.83 5.56 < 0.001** 30.45 18.45 59.32
Strong attachment to TV 36.32 0.82 8.61 < 0.001** 29.82 7.45 53.29
> 6 h watching TV 2.01 0.12 1.51 0.07 1.49 0.53 4.56
Canned food during pregnancy 1.47 0.09 0.14 0.12 0.95 0.23 3.45
Medical condition in pregnancy 6.21 0.34 2.64 0.03* 10.53 3.23 26.23
Psychiatric disorder in family 23.45 0.51 6.23 0.01* 16.78 5.67 31.83
  1. **Statistically significant