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Table 7 Comparison of food selectivity 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 1.85 0.69 1.45 0.62 0.000 21 1.86 0.73 1.57 0.68 0.030
2 8 1.75 0.71 1.00 0.00 0.020 4 1.50 0.58 1.00 0.00 0.182
3 14 1.64 0.63 1.29 0.47 0.009 8 1.88 0.83 1.88 0.83 0.080
4 17 2.06 0.75 1.71 0.69 0.055 5 2.40 0.55 1.80 0.45 0.208
5 8 1.88 0.64 1.63 0.74 0.170 4 1.50 0.58 1.25 0.50 0.391