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Clinical Study

Minor Physical Anomalies in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Healthy Controls

Table 3

Comparison of MPA scores by Mann-Whitney test.

ASD ( ) Neurotypical controls ( )   ( )P
Mean (SD)MedianMean (SD)Median

CF-MPA3.64 (1.97)42.69 (1.51)3990 (−2.2)0.0250.22
 Head1.06 (0.89)10.66 (0.67)11001 (−2.3)0.0220.23
 Eyes0.68 (0.77)10.61 (0.82)01213 (−0.6)n.s.
 Ears1.52 (1.27)1.51.09 (1.07)11069 (−1.8)n.s.
 Mouth0.38 (0.60)00.43 (0.60)01255 (−0.6)n.s.
P-MPA0.95 (0.69)11.0 (0.65)11262 (−0.5)n.s.
 Hands0.19 (0.43)00.19 (0.40)01314 (−0.1)n.s.
 Feet0.76 (0.52)10.81 (0.48)11259 (−0.5)n.s.
Total MPA4.59 (1.91)53.79 (1.67)31010 (−2.1)0.0340.21

ASD: autism spectrum disorder; MPA: Minor Physical Anomalies; CF-MPA: craniofacial MPAs including MPAs in head, eyes, ears, and mouth; P-MPA: periphery index including MPAs in hands and feet; ( ): Mann-Whitney ; : Pearson effect size.

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