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Table 2 Associative stigma, SCL90, and Quality of life between Caregivers of children with moderate (n = 27) and severe (n = 43) autism

From: The possible relation between stigma, parent psychiatric symptoms, quality of life and the disease burden in families of children with autism spectrum disorder in Egypt: a multicentre study

Variables caregivers of moderate burden (N = 27) caregivers of severe burden (N = 43) Total
(N = 70)
P value
N % N % N %
Associative stigma
 Low 11 40.7% 5 11.6% 16 22.9% 0.002*
 Moderate 14 51.9% 17 39.5% 19 27.1%
 High 2 7.4% 21 48.8% 35 50%
Depression
 Normal 27 100% 29 67.4% 56 80% 0.001*
 Abnormal 0 0% 14 32.6% 14 20%
Anxiety
 Normal 27 100% 27 62.8% 54 77.1% 0.000*
 Abnormal 0 0% 16 37.2% 16 22.9%
Sensitivity
 Normal 25 92.6% 35 81.4% 60 85.7% 0.2
 Abnormal 2 7.4% 8 18.6% 10 14.3%
Somatization
 Normal 21 77.8% 25 58.1% 46 65.7% 0.09
 Abnormal 6 22.2% 18 41.9% 24 34.3%
Quality of life
 Low 0 0% 9 20.9% 9 12.9% 0.000*
 Moderate 15 55.6% 30 69.8% 45 64.3%
 High 12 44.4% 4 9.3% 16 22.9%
  1. Chi squared test * Significant P value < 0.05