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Table 3 Comparison of clinical manifestation before the 1st and after the 30th acupuncture treatment in natal and regressive autism of different age

From: The therapeutic effect of scalp acupuncture on natal autism and regressive autism

Items Pre-treatment Post-treatment Percentage change (-%) P-value
Mean SD Mean SD
All 11.46 2.37 8.29 2.03 27.60 0.000
Verbal communication problems 3.06 1.01 2.00 0.90 34.62 0.000
Social problems 2.50 0.78 1.60 0.69 35.88 0.000
Social problems 2.34 1.07 1.72 0.77 26.42 0.000
Social problems 1.85 0.70 1.49 0.63 19.84 0.000
Noise sensitivity 1.71 0.88 1.49 0.76 12.93 0.003