Skip to main content

Table 1 Basic clinical data and vitamin D status of the studied children

From: Reduced serum concentrations of 25-hydroxy vitamin D in children with autism: Relation to autoimmunity

Clinical data Autistic children ( n = 50) Control children ( n = 30)
Age ( years) 8.24 ± 2.37 8.63 ± 2.65
Sex (male/female) 39/11 24/6
The duration of sun exposure (hours/week) 6.48 ± 1.29 6.23 ± 1.41
Vitamin D deficiency (<10 ng/mL) 40% (20/50) 0
Vitamin D insufficiency (10 to 30 ng/mL) 48% (24/50) 20% (6/30)
Vitamin D sufficiency (>30 ng/mL) 12% (6/50) 80% (24/30)