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Table 2 Mean ± S.D of plasma levels of PC, PS and PC (expressed in mmol/L plasma) in autistic patients compared to age- matching controls.

From: Impaired plasma phospholipids and relative amounts of essential polyunsaturated fatty acids in autistic patients from Saudi Arabia

Parameter Group N Minimum Maximum Mean ± S.D P value
PE Control 16 0.022 0.059 0.043 ± 0.010 0.002
  Autistic 25 0.021 0.063 0.032 ± 0.009  
PS Control 16 0.065 0.099 0.081 ± 0.009 0.000
  Autistic 25 0.034 0.067 0.051 ± 0.009  
PC Control 16 1.369 1.979 1.711 ± 0.185 0.000
  Autistic 25 0.862 1.989 1.313 ± 0.333  
  1. Significant level at p < 0.005