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Table 5 Family history and concern, perinatal and developmental problems in both groups

From: Characteristics of autism spectrum disorders in a sample of egyptian and saudi patients: transcultural cross sectional study

Items   Egyptian Saudi X2 df P value
   n (%) n (%)    
Family concern Concerned 19 (95%) 15 (53.6%) 9.7 1 0.002
  Not concerned 1 (5%) 13 (46.4%)    
Family history Consanguinity 1 (5%) 5 (17.9%) 25.5 4 0.000
  Autism 3 (15%) 7 (25%)    
  DLD 2 (10%) 11 (39.3%)    
  MR 1 (5%) 5 (17.9%)    
  Negative 13 (65%) 0    
Perinatal problems Yes 7(35%) 12 (42.9%) 0.3 1 0.76
  No 13 (65%) 16 (57.1%)    
Developmental history Delayed Milestones 1 (5%) 14 (50%) 17.2 2 0.000
  DLD 19 (95%) 10 (35.7%)    
  Negative 0 4 (14.3%)    
  1. DLD: Delayed Language Development MR: mental retardation