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Table 6 Correlations

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

Variables Child gender (Male)
N (%) p
Socio-economic status (medium)
N (%) p
Education level(educated)
Mothers Fathers
N(%) p N(%) p
Psychiatric history (yes)
N (%) p
Organic comorbidities (yes)
N (%) p
Clinical signs (Language delay)
N (%) p
Age of screening 3.3 ± 1.4 0.7 2.9 ± 1.5 0.001 3.73 ± 1.2 0.8 3.6 ± 1.34 0.69 3.5 ± 1.4 0.6 3.6 ± 1.34. 0.69
Parents’ attitude
 Accepting diagnosis 74 (56.9) 0.2 61 (47) 0.8 33 (25.3)0.9 36 (27.7)0.09 37 (28.4) 0.5 4 (3) 0.4 80 (61.5) 0.2
 Refusal to undergo treatment 4 (3)0.7  3 (2.3) 0.6 8 (6.1) 0.043 2 (1.5) 0.3
 Bibliography research 53 (40.7) < 0.0001 91 (70) 0.02 4 (3) 0.2 60 (46.1) 0.1
 Moving out 7 (5.3) 0.8 10 (7.6)0.003 5 (3.8) 0.1 1 (7.6)0.9
 Resigning from work 6 (4.6) 0.1 6 (4.6) 0.04 4 (3)0.09 5 (3.8) 0.2
 Training or contact association 53 (40.7) 0.1 66 (50.7)0.03 6 (4.6) 0.23 70 (538) 0.09
Parents’ perception
 Parents neglect 45 (34.6) 0.1 25 (19.2) 0.5 34 (26)0.0001 6 (4.6) 0.8 9 (6.9) 0.002 33 (25.3) 0.12
 Not curable 54 (41.5) 0.6 35 (26.9)0.01
32 (24.6)0.01
15 (11.5) 0.04
 Genetic disorder 20 (15.3)0.5 30 (23)
0.002
15 (11.5) 0.029
 Improvement with age  22 (16.9) 0.32 59 (45.3) 0.7 40 (30.7)
< 0.0001
12 (9.2) 0.3
 Source of family dysfunction 35 (26.9) 0.44 60 (46.1) 0.1 90 (70)
0.01
15 (11.5)0.02 10 (7.6) 0.017