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Table 3 Scores of Autism Severity Scale by parents at the beginning of Phase 2 and the end of Phase 2.

From: Safety and efficacy of oral DMSA therapy for children with autism spectrum disorders: Part B - Behavioral results

  Initial St dev Final St dev % change
7 Rounds 5.2 2.2 4.2 2.0 -19%***
1 Round 5.5 2.7 4.5 2.6 -18%**
  1. * P < 0.05
  2. ** P < 0.01
  3. *** P < 0.001
  4. N = 22 for the 7-round treatment group and N = 14 for the 1-round group. The statistical significance of the change is indicated, based on a paired ttest.