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Table 8 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 1.74 0.90 1.53 0.78 0.024 21 1.62 0.86 1.38 0.74 0.056
2 8 2.13 0.89 1.75 1.04 0.351 4 1.75 0.96 1.00 0.00 0.215
3 14 1.43 0.65 1.21 0.58 0.083 8 1.63 0.92 1.63 0.92 0.011
4 17 2.06 1.14 1.65 0.86 0.029 5 1.60 0.89 1.20 0.45 0.178
5 8 1.63 0.52 1.63 0.52 NA 4 1.50 1.00 1.50 1.00 0.215