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Table 9 Comparison of Overall manifestation 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 11.32 2.49 8.11 2.09 0.000 21 11.76 2.10 8.71 1.87 0.000
2 8 12.25 1.91 8.13 1.25 0.000 4 12.25 1.26 8.00 0.00 0.007
3 14 10.21 2.36 6.79 1.25 0.000 8 12.38 2.20 9.75 2.49 0.002
4 17 12.12 2.62 8.88 2.29 0.000 5 10.60 2.70 7.80 1.30 0.025
5 8 10.63 2.33 8.75 2.60 0.001 4 11.50 1.73 8.50 1.29 0.001