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Table 4 Comparison of verbal communication problems 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

Age (year) Natal Regressive
Pre-treatment Post-treatment Pre-treatment Post-treatment
n Mean SD Mean SD p-value n Mean SD Mean SD p-value
All 47 2.87 0.99 1.87 0.80 0.000 21 3.48 0.93 2.29 1.06 0.000
2 8 3.25 1.16 2.25 0.89 0.001 4 4.00 0.00 2.75 0.50 0.015
3 14 2.93 0.83 1.57 0.76 0.000 8 3.63 0.74 2.25 1.04 0.008
4 17 2.82 1.01 1.88 0.78 0.000 5 3.00 1.00 2.20 0.84 0.016
5 8 2.50 1.07 2.00 0.76 0.033 4 3.25 1.50 2.00 1.83 0.141