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Clinical Study

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

Table 4

Correlations between MPA total, ear MPA, CF-MPA, AQ, and GAF scores for the ASD group, by MPA level (high or low) and gender.

ASD individuals (%)Ear index
(ear MPA)
Craniofacial index
(CF-MPA)
Total MPA

Low-MPA
(total MPA < 5)
23 (46)AQ 0.160.390.46*
GAF-s−0.04−0.04−0.05
GAF-f−0.29−0.41−0.14
ADOS0.300.56**0.37

High-MPA
(total MPA > 5)
27 (54)AQ0.10−0.20−0.08
GAF-s−0.25−0.54**−0.57**
GAF-f−0.30−0.50**−0.52**
ADOS0.43*0.300.25

All50 (100)AQ0.230.200.23
GAF-s−0.06−0.12−0.13
GAF-f−0.30*−0.36*−0.31*
ADOS0.30*0.30*0.23

Men26 (52)AQ0.42*0.380.35
GAF-s−0.002−0.012−0.05
GAF-f−0.40−0.48*−0.49*
ADOS0.49*0.53**0.50**

Women24 (48)AQ0.0700.0310.12
GAF-s−.052−0.18−0.14
GAF-f−0.19−0.20−0.093
ADOS0.140.120.013

ASD: autism spectrum disorder; MPA: Minor Physical Anomalies; GAF-s: Global Assessment of Functioning-symptoms; GAF-f: Global Assessment of Functioning-functioning; AQ: the Autism Spectrum Quotient; ADOS: ADOS-4 social interaction-communications score. Significances of correlations (Spearman’s rank correlation test) are denoted by , .

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