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Table 5 Comparison of social 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 2.47 0.83 1.53 0.72 0.000 21 2.57 0.68 1.76 0.62 0.000
2 8 2.63 0.52 1.25 0.46 0.001 4 3.00 0.00 2.00 0.00 0.015
3 14 2.36 1.01 1.21 0.43 0.000 8 2.75 0.46 1.88 0.64 0.000
4 17 2.59 0.80 1.82 0.88 0.003 5 1.80 0.45 1.00 0.00 0.016
5 8 2.25 0.89 1.75 0.71 0.033 4 2.75 0.96 2.25 0.50 0.182