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Table 2 Symptoms of Autism Participants, per the ATEC Subscale on Health/Physical Behavior

From: Nutritional and metabolic status of children with autism vs. neurotypical children, and the association with autism severity

Symptom % with moderate or severe problem
bedwetting 20%
wets pants/diapers 16%
soils pants/diapers 20%
diarrhea 18%
constipation 41%
sleep problems 40%
eats too much/little 68%
limited diet 53%
hyperactive 40%
lethargic 17%
hits/injures self 18%
hits/injures others 24%
destructive 24%
sound sensitive 44%
anxious/fearful 27%
unhappy/crying 14%
seizures 4%
obsessive speech 33%
rigid routines 35%
shouts/screams 50%
demands sameness 43%
often agitated 41%
not sensitive to pain 30%
hooked or fixated on certain objects 63%
repetitive movements 38%
  1. This section was rated on a scale of 0 (none), 1 (mild), 2 (moderate), 3 (severe). Below are listed the percentages with moderate or severe problems, as reported by parents.