Table 1

Characterization of participants.

Autism/Aspergers

Control

P-value


Total # participants

58

39

--

Male/Female

50/8

18/21

Age (years)

6.91 ± 3.4

7.7 ± 4.4

n.s.

% Autism/Aspergers

94.8/5.2

--

--

ATEC

68.8 ± 29.5

--

--

6-GSI

3.9 ± 2.5

1.3 ± 1.4

0.0000011

Probiotic Usage

33%

5%

Seafood Consumption

12% high (> 2x/month)

33% high (> 2x/month)

2% low (1-2x/month)

3% low (1-2x/month)

53% none

64% none

33% unknown

Fish Oil Consumption (daily)

36%

0%


1The difference in 6-GSI scores is expected since controls were chosen not to have significant GI problems, whereas children with autism were accepted into the study regardless of their GI problems.

Adams et al. BMC Gastroenterology 2011 11:22   doi:10.1186/1471-230X-11-22

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