Table 2

Practitioners who evaluated and managed ASD individual for seizures.

Practitioner

Overall

Controls

Clinical Seizures

Subclinical Seizures


Child Neurologist

58.4%

30%

71%

76% †,ns


Adult Neurologist

12.7%

2%

19%

12%†,ns


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10.9%

2%

13%

21%†,ns


Psychiatrist

9.3%

2%

5%

4%†,ns


Pediatrician

7.2%

4%

9%

9%†,ns


Family practitioner

3.7%

1%

3%

3%†,ns


Holistic Medicine

3.0%

0%

4%

5% †,ns


General practitioner

1%

1%

1%

1%‡,ns


Integrative Medicine

0.7%

0%

1%ns

1% ns,ns


No Evaluation

60%


‡p < = 0.001; †p < = 0.0001

For each practitioner listed, statistical comparisons were made between the clinical seizure group and the control group (superscript after the clinical seizure percentage), the subclinical seizure group and the control group (1st superscript after the subclinical seizure percentage) and between the clinical and subclinical seizure group (2nd superscript after the subclinical seizure percentage). There are 9 practitioners and 3 comparisons for each practitioner resulting in 27 comparisons. The Bonferroni correction results in an alpha of 0.05/27 = 0.0019, so we have set the alpha to p < = 0.001 to be conservative. Note that the seizures groups were not given the option of answering no evaluation so percentages are not reported.

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

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