Table 2

Symptoms of Autism Participants, per the ATEC Subscale on Health/Physical Behavior.

Symptom

% with moderate or severe problem


bedwetting

20%


wets pants/diapers

18%


soils pants/diapers

21%


diarrhea

14%


constipation

24%


sleep problems

36%


eats too much/little

48%


limited diet

47%


hyperactive

40%


lethargic

9%


hits/injures self

20%


hits/injures others

18%


destructive

20%


sound sensitive

43%


anxious/fearful

30%


unhappy/crying

12%


seizures

2%


obsessive speech

27%


rigid routines

36%


shouts/screams

38%


demands sameness

34%


often agitated

31%


not sensitive to pain

30%


hooked or fixated on certain objects

62%


repetitive movements

43%


This section was rated on a scale of 0 (none), 1 (mild), 2 (moderate), 3 (severe). Below are listed the percentages with moderate or severe problems, as reported by parents.

Adams et al. BMC Pediatrics 2011 11:111   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-11-111

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