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Table 6 Comparison of behavioral 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 2.38 1.09 1.72 0.77 0.000 21 2.24 1.04 1.71 0.78 0.004
2 8 2.88 1.13 1.88 0.64 0.007 4 2.00 0.82 1.25 0.50 0.058
3 14 1.86 0.95 1.50 0.65 0.014 8 2.50 1.20 2.13 0.99 0.197
4 17 2.59 1.00 1.82 0.88 0.001 5 1.80 1.10 1.60 0.55 0.621
5 8 2.38 1.30 1.75 0.89 0.180 4 2.50 1.00 1.50 0.58 0.092