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Table 2 Mean BAPQ scores of 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   F1(1, 1142) F2(1, 1142) F3(1, 1142)
  PCA PTC PCA PTC Main effect Main effect Main effect
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) for sex for group for sex × group
Self-report BAPQ        
Aloof personality 2.96(0.82) 2.74(0.74) 2.88(0.74) 2.74(0.66) 0.943 15.684** 0.93
Pragmatic language 2.53(0.72) 2.32(0.64) 2.47(0.68) 2.37(0.66) 0.002 15.848** 1.831
Rigidity personality 3.01(0.59) 3.01(0.52) 3.04(0.62) 3.08(0.51) 2.002 0.348 0.162
Total score 2.83(0.56) 2.69(0.49) 2.80(0.56) 2.73(0.48) 0.001 11.395* 1.398
Informant-report BAPQ        
Aloof personality 2.94(0.86) 2.75(0.75) 2.96(0.77) 2.79(0.71) 0.402 14.904** 0.076
Pragmatic language 2.61(0.81) 2.38(0.70) 2.71(0.85) 2.52(0.77) 7.022* 20.013** 0.32
Rigidity personality 3.16(0.73) 3.11(0.57) 3.28(0.70) 3.25(0.59) 10.975* 1.003 0.121
Total score 2.91(0.66) 2.75(0.53) 2.98(0.61) 2.86(0.54) 7.278* 16.605** 0.254
Best-estimate BAPQ        
Aloof personality 2.95(0.740 2.75(0.65) 2.92(0.65) 2.77(0.59) 0.031 20.27** 0.498
Pragmatic language 2.57(0.67) 2.35(0.57) 2.59(0.63) 2.45(0.62) 2.718 24.757** 1.186
Rigidity personality 3.09(0.55) 3.06(0.46) 3.16(0.54) 3.16(0.45) 8.593* 0.102 0.201
Total score 2.87(0.54) 2.72(0.43) 2.89(0.49) 2.79(0.43) 2.793 18.943** 0.917
  1. BAPQ: Broad Autism Phenotype Questionnaire; PCA: parents of children with autism; PTC: parents of typically developing children.*p < 0.05;**p < 0.001.