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Table 1 Demographic data of children with autism and healthy controls

From: Serum antinucleosome-specific antibody as a marker of autoimmunity in children with autism

  Children with autism (n = 60) Control group (n = 60)
Age (in years) 7 (3) 6 (4)
Sex (male/female) 49/11 50/10
Family history of autoimmune diseases 24/60 (40%) 5/60 (8.3%)
Rheumatoid arthritis 14 3
Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus 4 1
Systemic lupus erythematosus 3 1
Autoimmune thyroiditis 2  
Rheumatic fever 1