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Table 3 Linear regression analysis of mtDNA and eighth-root transformed mtDNA and by sex in autism cases and controls

From: Elevated mitochondrial DNA copy number in peripheral blood cells is associated with childhood autism

  mtDNA Eighth-root transformed
Parameter Beta SE P Beta SE P
Overall       
Intercept 12.296 3.050 <.0001 1.248 0.103 <.0001
Control vs autism −6.037 1.375 <.0001 −0.173 0.046 0.0003
Female vs Male −0.317 1.904 0.8679 −0.0207 0.064 0.7469
Age −0.062 0.056 0.2636 −0.0021 0.0019 0.2715
Male       
Intercept 11.976 2.906 <.0001 1.259 0.097 <.0001
Control vs autism −5.849 1.490 0.0001 −0.172 0.050 0.0008
Age −0.064 0.058 0.2735 −0.0028 0.0019 0.16
Female       
Intercept 11.763 8.332 0.172 0.9504 0.2782 0.0025
Control vs autism −7.284 3.803 0.0685 −0.2144 0.1270 0.1056
Age −0.032 0.193 0.8705 0.00535 0.0064 0.4143