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Table 6 Education and work profile of patients and their parents in both groups

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

Items Egyptian n (%) Saudi n (%) X2 df P value
Paternal education high 19 (95%) 6 (21.4%) 25.4 2 0.000
  middle 1 (5%) 12 (42.9%)    
  low 0 10 (35.7%)    
Maternal education high 16 (80%) 9 (32.1%) 11.5 2 0.003
  middle 3 (15%) 8 (28.6%)    
  low 1 (5%) 11 (39.3%)    
Patient education Governmental school 0 12 (42.9%) 21.2 3 0.000
  Private school 11 (55%) 9 (32.1%)    
  Special needs 7 (35%) 0    
  None 2 (10%) 7 (25%)    
Father work Employed 9 (45%) 16 (57.1%) 4.85 3 0.1
  Skilled 1 (5%) 2 (7.1%)    
  Other 10 (50%) 7 (25%)    
  Unemployed 0 3 (10.7%)    
Mother work Employed 8 (40%) 2 (7.1%) 6.5 2 0.01
  Skilled 0 2 (7.1%)    
  Unemployed 12 (60%) 24 (85.7%)