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Table 2 Clinical and comorbidities among children with autism

From: The sociodemographic and clinical profile of children with an autism spectrum disorder in the oriental region of Morocco

Variables n% (N)
Age of diagnosis 3.4 ± 1.5 years
Screening made by  
 Psychiatric or child psychiatrist 47.7 (62)
 Pediatrist 25.7 (33)
 Psychologist 13.3 (17)
 General practitioner 6.2 (8)
 Others (speech therapist, school…) 8 (10)
Request consultation made by  
 Parents 93.1 (121)
 Relatives 14.6 (18)
 Teachers 6.9 (8)
 Medical and paramedical staff 6.9 (8)
Main Reason for consultation  
 Language disorders 90 (117)
 Social withdrawal 69.2 (90)
 Stereotypies 51.5 (67)
 Self-aggression 16.9 (22)
 Disorders of motor skills and posture 0.8 (1)
 Comorbidities 11 (14)
 Epilepsy 6.1 (8)
 Genetic disorders 6.9 (9)
 Confirmed (Down’s syndrome) 2.3 (3)
 Suspected 4.6 (6)
 Mental retardation 6.9 (9)