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Table 3 Percentages of parents who met the criteria for BAP in the two parental groups

From: Broad autism phenotype features of Chinese parents with autistic children and their associations with severity of social impairment in probands

   Fathers       Mothers     
  Numbers in PCA Percentages in PCA (%) Numbers in PTC Percentages in PTC (%) χ2 p-value Numbers in PCA Percentages in PCA (%) Numbers in PTC Percentages in PTC (%) χ2 p-value
Self-report BAPQ             
Aloof personality 29 9.7 11 4 7.1 0.008 60 20.1 35 12.8 5.5 0.019
Pragmatic language 56 18.7 23 8.4 12.8 <0.001 75 25.1 55 20.1 2 0.153
Rigidity personality 21 7 13 4.7 1.3 0.249 39 13 18 6.6 6.7 0.01
Total score 27 9 10 3.6 6.9 0.009 87 29.1 48 17.5 10.6 0.001
Informant-report BAPQ             
Aloof personality 18 6 10 3.6 1.7 0.189 57 19.1 31 11.3 6.6 0.01
Pragmatic language 59 19.7 28 10.2 10 0.002 76 25.4 43 15.7 8.2 0.004
Rigidity personality 26 8.7 9 3.3 7.3 0.007 22 7.4 13 4.7 1.7 0.192
Total score 33 11 13 4.7 7.7 0.006 64 21.4 28 10.2 13.3 <0.001
Best-estimate BAPQ             
Aloof personality 24 8 6 2.2 9.8 0.002 63 21.1 35 12.8 6.9 0.008
Pragmatic language 63 21.1 27 9.9 13.6 <0.001 97 32.4 60 21.9 8 0.005
Rigidity personality 19 6.4 8 2.9 3.8 0.053 23 7.7 12 4.4 2.7 0.098
Total score 39 13 8 2.9 19.5 <0.001 92 30.8 57 20.8 7.4 0.007
  1. BAP: Broad Autism Phenotype; BAPQ: Broad Autism Phenotype Questionnaire; PCA: parents of children with autism; PTC: parents of typically developing children.