Table 1

Practitioners who regularly manages the child with ASD.

Practitioner

Overall

Controls

Seizures


Pediatrician

66%

59%

69% ns


Child Neurologist

49%

23%

60%


Doctor affiliated with Defeat Autism Now!

33%

29%

34%ns


Psychiatrist

20%

20%

20% ns


Family practitioner

15%

14%

15% ns


General practitioner

16%

10%

18% ns


Adult Neurologist

11%

0%

15%


Holistic Medicine

10%

9%

10% ns


Integrative Medicine

5%

5%

5%ns


‡p < = 0.001; †p < = 0.0001

For each practitioner listed, statistical comparisons were made between the individuals reported to have seizures and the individuals reported not to have seizures (control group). Superscript after the seizure percentage indicates whether the proportions are different between the two groups. There are 9 practitioners resulting in 9 comparisons. The Bonferroni correction results in an alpha of 0.05/9 = 0.0056, so we have set the alpha to p < = 0.001 to be conservative.

Frye et al. BMC Pediatrics 2011 11:37   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-11-37

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