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Table 1 Mean ± S.D of plasma levels of acetic, valeric, hexanoic and stearidonic saturated fatty acids in autistic patients compared to age- matching controls

From: Plasma fatty acids as diagnostic markers in autistic patients from Saudi Arabia

Fatty acid Group N Mean ± S.D. Percentage change P value
Acetic Control 26 0.558 ± 0.082 100.00 0.000
  Autistic 26 0.972 ± 0.247 174.14  
Valeric Control 26 0.100 ± 0.015 100.00 0.000
  Autistic 26 0.510 ± 0.229 509.27  
Hexanoic Control 26 0.597 ± 0.478 100.00 0.000
  Autistic 26 1.442 ± 0.349 241.65  
Stearidonic Control 26 0.363 ± 0.122 100.00 0.009
  Autistic 26 0.455 ± 0.120 125.17  
  1. This table describes the independent t-test between the control and autistic groups regarding levels of acetic, valeric, hexanoic and stearidonic acids expressed in mmol/L plasma. Significant level at p < 0.001